BJP on Sunday hit out at Sonia Gandhi over claims that an alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to "target" the Congress chief and her advisors to clinch the deal, saying it was a repeat of the Bofors scam and the issue will be raised in parliament.
Expressing delight over the final exoneration of Amitabh Bachchan`s name in the Bofors Gun case, his wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said the truth had finally come out in the open.Expressing delight over the final exoneration of Amitabh Bachchan`s name in the Bofors Gun case, his wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said the truth had finally come out in the open.
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.
BJP on Thursday alleged that the CBI and the government were protecting middlemen who had received kickbacks in the Bofors deal and sought a clarification from PM Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the matter.
The proceedings for withdrawal of prosecution against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in Bofors scam case will be expedited as the Supreme Court today allowed CBI`s plea for sending records of the case to the trial court.
A day after the Indian government withdrew its case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, the Union Law Minister said that New Delhi had examined all possibilities and "found nothing was positive" in the matter.