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Congress creating ruckus in parliament to divert attention from Bofors

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 25: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anth Kumar on Tuesday accused Congress of trying to divert attention from recent revelations in the Bofors deal by creating ruckus in parliament, while stressing that the government is ready for debate on any issue, including lynching. “We are not able to understand what the Congress wants. We have said on record we are ready for debate on all topics from agriculture to alleged atrocities in which lynchings, and violence will be covered. “The Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) is saying the same thing, they must give a notice... But we think after Bofors revelations by (Swedish police officer Sten) Lindstrom they have gone on backfoot and are scared. The only way left is to face the enquiry and come out clean... they cannot brush Bofors revelations under the carpet...,” he told reporters here. Lindstrom, who led the investigations into the scandal, has been reported as saying then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his then Swedish counterpart Olof Palme discussed the details of a fincial quid pro quo before the Bofors gun deal under which Bofors would pay money to a foundation in Sweden to make it easier for payments to be made to Indians and others. (IANS)

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