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BJP flogging dead horse, says Congress on Bofors

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 October 2017, 8:35 IST

Congress on Wednesday observed that Bharatiya Janata Party raising the Bofors case is like flogging the dead horse.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP K.T.S. Tulsi said the BJP was diverging from its own failure by raking up the Bofors scam.

"This is just propoganda. This is an effort by the government to diverge from their own failures and I don't think that you can continue to flog a dead horse for 10 years but it starts stinking," Tulsi told ANI.

Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad also hit out at the ruling party, saying the BJP plays games over Bofors.

"Until when will the BJP play games over Bofors? The scandal was worth Rs. 64 crore and everything has come to fore. Even the court exonerated late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi." said Ahmad.

Earlier in the day, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asserted that they will probe the "facts and circumstances" of the Rs 64 crore Bofors gun pay-off scandal mentioned by private detective Michael Hershmam in television interview.

The Bofors scandal, occurred between India and Sweden during the 1980s and 1990s, initiated allegedly by the Congress party politicians and implicating the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and several other members of the Indian and Swedish governments.

The Bofors 155 field howitzer deal was mired in controversies after members of both Indian and Swedish governments were allegedly found involved in accepting kickbacks for facilitating the deal between the two countries.


First published: 19 October 2017, 8:35 IST