Bofor

  • Talk of development, don't teach us the English alphabet, Priyanka Gandhi tells Modi April 25, 2014

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attacked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he should stop using expressions like "ABC" and "RSVP" as he was not addressing educational institutions but the country's people. "You must be hearing in the television, sometimes ABC sometimes RSVP and sometimes 'da se desh and ka...
  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract March 3, 2014

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government is...
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha February 3, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday reiterated his party's stand to take up the latest revelations in AgustaWestland chopper deal that points finger at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her close aides in Parliament. Sinha compared the AgustaWestland deal with Bofors scam, saying, "After deal was done, the...
  • A for Adarsh, B for Bofors: Cong, BJP give new meanings to alphabets to mock each other October 25, 2013

    Major rival parties in pollbound Madhya Pradesh are literally waging a 'war of words' by coining meanings to alphabets to highlight issues of corruption allegedly linked to each other. Experts feel that this is not a good thing as it may send a wrong message among children when they listen to...
  • The ABC of Congress is Adarsh, Bofors, Commonwealth scams, says Modi September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the UPA government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said if the country wants to get rid of corruption; it has to vote out the Congress from the Centre. Mocking the UPA government for various multi-crore scams, Modi said the ABC of Congress is A for...
  • The Last Word: How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? July 15, 2013

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his show 'The Last Word'. ...
  • Quattrocchi's death resurfaces Bofors scam; BJP, Congress exchange salvos July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The death of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case, has led to a fresh round of political blamegame between the BJP and the Congress. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi said the Bofors scandal was a classic case of how an investigative agency should not...
  • Bofors scam: Truth is very much alive and is documented, says N Ram July 14, 2013

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam, died of a heart attack in Milan. ...
  • The way Bofors case was closed was unlawful: Subramanian Swamy July 14, 2013

    The CBI had dropped the case against the Italian businessman citing lack of evidence. ...
  • Whenever people talk about middlemen, they talk about Quattrocchi: BJP July 14, 2013

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. Quattrocchi family has confirmed that the Bofors scam suspect had passed away. ...
  • With Quattrocchi's death, is the truth of Bofors scam buried forever? July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died of a heart attack in Milan. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had dropped the case against Quattrocchi citing lack of evidence. But former CBI chief Joginder Singh says the investigating agency was always under pressure...
  • Bofors scam: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi passes away July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. Quattrocchi family has confirmed that the Bofors scam suspect had passed away. The Bofors chargesheet filed in 1999 by CBI had named Quattrocchi, who was close...
  • Don't link marines and Quattrocchi issues, Cong tells BJP March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday scoffed at the Opposition's attempts to link Italy's refusal to send back its two marines to face investigations here with India's failure in getting the extradition of Bofors scam accused Ottavio Quattrocchi in the past saying both are different cases. "Quattrochi is a different case....
  • Bribes are still a reality in India's defence deals: Surya Gangadharan February 14, 2013

    CNNIBN's Surya Gangadharan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Agusta Westland chopper deal. Q. Is corruption a part of defence deals in India? Asked by: Priya A. Corruption does seem to dog defence deals in this country. Beginning with Bofors 30 years ago to today's helicopter...
  • Chopper deal: Govt rejects charges of not being proactive February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting charges that it was not proactive in probing allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal, Government today said it would act only according to the law and not to please the Opposition in this case. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid also dismissed suggestions that...
  • Another Bofors scam in the making: BJP on chopper deal February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Describing the Italian chopper deal as one having the "makings of a second Bofors scam", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday sought to know why the government has not taken any action on the matter till now and said it will raise the issue strongly during the...
  • Shinde clarifies Coalgate faux pas, calls it jest September 17, 2012

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde at a recent function in Pune said that the public memory was short and it won't be long before it forgot the coal controversy too, just like the Bofors scam. ...
  • Oppn slams Shinde, reminds Congress of Bofors fallout September 16, 2012

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had said that the public memory is short and it would soon forget the coal scam, like the Bofors. ...
  • Shinde's 'short public memory' remark invites ire September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday invited ire from the Opposition for his remark that the coal controversy, like the Bofors scam, will soon be forgotten. "Earlier the Bofors was a talking point. People forgot about it. Now it is coal. This too will be forgotten," Shinde...
  • Like Bofors, coal issue will be forgotten: Shinde September 16, 2012

    Pune: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said the coal issue will soon fade away from public memory as happened in case of Bofors. "Earlier the Bofors was a talking point. People forgot about it. Now it is coal. This too will be forgotten," Shinde said in a lighter vein...
  • No comparison between Bofors and Coalgate: PC September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Dismissing any comparison between coal block allocation issue and Bofors payoffs controversy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said "2012 is not 1989". "2012 is not 1989. Do not draw such comparisons", Chidambaram said at the AICC media briefing when asked whether the...
  • The Last Word: Could the CAG report on coal develop into a bofors? August 28, 2012

    With the paralysis in Parliament, could the CAG report on an alleged coal scam develop into a second bofors? ...
  • Congress govt 'killed' the Bofors case: Arun Jaitley April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the NDA government made all efforts to bring the guilty to book in the Bofors scam and alleged that successive Congressled governments or those supported by that party tried to "kill" the case. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's advocate, he said that...
  • Bofors coverup: RSS targets NDA April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS on Sunday attacked past governments, not even sparing the BJPled NDA for the Bofors coverup. An editorial in the RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' read, "Successive governments of India knew who the culprits were and yet chose to look the other way. Several nonCongress governments came to power,...
  • NDA did not shield Sonia in Bofors: Jaitley April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Saturday denied allegations that the BJP colluded with the Congress to ensure Sonia Gandhi was not questioned in the Bofors case during the NDA rule. In an interview with Karan Thapar on 'Devil's Advocate', the BJP leader blamed the...
  • Sonia not figuring in Bofors scam intriguing: RSS April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS has said it is intriguing that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has not figured in the Bofors scam though Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi was close to her even as the Sangh fountainhead charged successive governments with looking the other way in the scandal. The editorial of RSS mouthpiece...
  • Face off: Is Tehelka BJP's Bofors? April 27, 2012

    The Tehelka scam has come back to haunt the BJP, with the court convicting former party president Bangaru Laxman for corruption. ...
  • The Last Word: Do we need a new probe in Bofors scam? April 26, 2012

    Bofors scam was raised by the opposition parties in Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha to corner the Congressled UPA. ...
  • News 360: Sachin Tendulkar will be Rajya Sabha MP April 26, 2012

    President Pratibha Patil has approved the Rajya Sabha nomination recommendation for cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and he will now be a Rajya Sabha MP. ...
  • Bofors case gives Oppn ammo to target Congress April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday witnessed commotion as Bofors scam was raised by the opposition parties in Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha to corner the Congressled UPA. The Houses had to be adjourned repeatedly following the uproar on the issue as the treasury and the...