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Whimper Of A Boom

By taking a defensive approach on Bofors, the Congress isn't helping its cause any

Whimper Of A Boom
Whimper Of A Boom
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OUTGUNNED on Bofors, the Congress stood by, hap-less, as the BJP minted capital from the chargesheet nam-ing the late Rajiv Gandhi as an accused. Having earlier dared the BJP to file the Bofors chargesheet, Congress president Sonia Gandhi described the move as "political vendetta".

Party MPs are puzzled by the Congress high command’s failure to handle the issue effectively. First, by focusing on the inclu-sion of Rajiv’s name in the chargesheet, the Congress deflected attention from the "sixth account" contained in the second set of documents awaited from Berne. It is rumoured to be embarrassing for the ruling party. It was only on the last day of Parliament that Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar spoke of the BJP’s attempt to shield the Hindujas by filing the chargesheet before the documents could be released.

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