Rahul Gandhi describes Bofors allegations agaisnt his family a complete lie

April 25th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Kolkata, Apr 25 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Bofors allegations against his family are a complete lie.

“I don’t appreciate terminology that you stand on a pile of rubbish. That’s not a nice word, but Bofors allegations against my family are a complete lie” Gandhi told reporters here.

When asked if he would apologies for the Bofors kickbacks rows, Gandhi said there was nothing to apologies for.

“It’s a complete lie. And it’s a lie used by opposition governments for 20 years. So there is absolutely nothing I have to apologise for about that,” he added.

The Bofors scandal was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s. The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and several others were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply India’s 155 mm field howitzer.

The scandal was worth Rs 150 billion (Rs. 150 Arabs). (ANI)

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