The Indian Youth Congress on Wednesday sacked Aljo K Joseph, the lawyer representing VVIP chopper scam middleman Christain Michel. In a press release released by the IYC, the party noted that Joseph did not consult the Youth Congress before appearing in the case. It further stated that the IYC doesn’t endorse such actions, thus has removed Aljo from IYC’s Legal Department and expelled him from the party with an immediate effect. The letter was signed by Amrish Ranjan Pandey, National Spokesperson, Indian Youth Congress.
Earlier in the day, Joseph has confirmed that he holds a position in IYC’s legal department, however, he further said that his association with Congress and Michel are two separate things. He further refuted allegations of association with the Congress in connection with the case. Also, Joseph was seen meeting Congress General Secretary Deepak Babaria at Congress headquarters after he appeared in Delhi’s Patiala Court, which raised the question mark on the transparency policy of the party.