NCP downplays fresh Bofors controversy
NCP said that there is no basis for any case against the Congress or the government.
New Delhi: NCP on Wednesday sought to downplay the fresh allegations in the Bofors matter, saying there is no basis for any case against the Congress or the government.
"I do not think there can be any case against Congress or government on the issue. There is no basis for it," NCP spokesperson DP Tripathy told reporters outside Parliament.
BJP has decided to rake up the Bofors pay-offs issue in Parliament in wake of fresh allegations that Rajiv Gandhi may have soft-pedalled the probe to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.
The Bofors issue had rocked the nation 25 years ago.