Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT | By IANS

BJP, Congress exchange salvos over Bofors

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi said the Bofors scandal was a classic case of how an investigative agency should not do its job


BJP, Congress exchange salvos over Bofors (© Reuters)

New Delhi: The death of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case, has led to a fresh round of political blame-game between the BJP and the Congress.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi said the Bofors scandal was a classic case of how an investigative agency should not do its job. Referring to Quattrocchi, she said all those who were involved in alleged kickbacks in the Bofors case "have gone scot-free".

Quattrocchi died in the Italian city of Milan Friday.

"That man can't tell tales. A 21-Bofors gun salute should be the order of the day," Lekhi said.

She accused the Congress of allowing Quattrocchi to leave the country in 1993 and said it had not made sincere efforts to bring him back.

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