'Chopper deal is Bofors scam in the making'

Feb 14, 2013, 07:19 IST | Agencies

Comparing the controversial AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal with the Bofors scam of the 1990s, the BJP yesterday demanded an explanation from the government on the delay in initiating a probe into the deal.

“I see a second Bofors in the making. Why was there silence and inaction for one year, when there was proper evidence? AK Antony had better explain how delivery of the helicopters was allowed when there was evidence that commission was paid, which is illegal,” BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said.

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In the Bofors scandal of the late 1980s and early 1990s, several Congress leaders were accused of receiving kickbacks from Swedish firm Bofors AB for a bid to supply India 155 mm field howitzers.

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