Oppn `flogging dead horse` over Bofors issue: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 22:36

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday justified the
withdrawal of case against prime accused Ottavio Quattrocchi
in the Bofors issue and accused the opposition parties of
"flogging a dead horse" over it.

"How long you are going to flog this dead horse?
Foundation of several political careers are built on this dead
horse and the government has taken an upfront legal and
political call," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told
"If any body desires, he should go to the trial court
and oppose the closure of the case," he added.

Singhvi said that the party was "not surprised" by the
opposition attack but sought to counter-attack BJP by asking
why the NDA government led by it failed in Malayasian courts,
from lower to the top, in the case seeking extradition of

Earlier BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said, "the
principal beneficiary of AE Services, which had worked to get
Bofors, the contract, is Ottavio Quattrocchi. Government of
India is deliberately misrepresenting facts to save
Dismissing the charge, Singhvi said that if things
were so clear why no single conviction could be ensured by the
NDA government which was in power.

Earlier another party spokesperson Manish Tewari had
said, "the opposition has been bringing out the phantom of
Bofors from the cupboard and slaying it again and again for
the last 23 years."

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First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 22:36

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