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BJP, Congress exchange salvos over Bofors

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 21:34

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.

Bofors scam will not be forgotten after Quattrocchi’s death: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 16:52

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the Congress party should not be under the impression that the death of Ottavio Quattrocchi, the main accused in the Bofors, will cover the scam.

Chronology: Bofors graft row over 27 years

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 16:17

Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi who died of a heart attack in Milan on Friday was formally charged inm court for allegedly being involved in the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scam.

Change in govt responsible for slowdown in Bofors case probe: Joginder Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 10:35

Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Joginder Singh on Sunday said a change of government in 1989 was primarily responsible for the slowing down of the probe into Bofors gun scam.

Bofors scam was politicised because Sonia, Quattrocchi were Italians: Analyst

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 10:24

The kickback scam surrounding the Bofors Howitzer Gun deal was politicized because of the involvement of Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi and Ottavio Quattrocchi, both of whom were Italians.

Bofors scam accused Ottavio Quattrocchi’s death sparks war of words

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 09:51

Death of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in Rs 64 crore Bofors corruption scandal, following heart attack in Milan sparked a war of words between the Congress and the BJP.

Ottavio Quattrocchi a `ghost` created by BJP: Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 22:22

Congress said Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi was a "ghost" created by the BJP.

Ottavio Quattrocchi dies in Milan; end of Bofors saga?

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 21:08

Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi has died of a heart attack, his family confirmed.

Quattrocchi stands discharged in Bofors case: Antony

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 16:42

The government does not plan to launch any fresh probe into the Bofors gun deal, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

MPs seek government explanation in Bofors issue

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 13:20

In Rajya Sabha, BJP leaders shouted slogans "Who saved Quattrocchi"; this was countered by the Congress members who shouted back, "BJP!" (saved Quattrocchi).

RS adjourned twice after uproar over Bofors issue

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:19

Rajya Sabha Thursday witnessed two adjournments after uproar by BJP and AIADMK over a former Swedish cop`s allegation that payoffs were made in purchase of Bofors guns during the then PM Rajiv Gandhi`s tenure.

Chronology: Bofors row over last 25 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 21:03

The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused.