Atal Bihari Vajpayee told me not to Open Bofors File against Sonia Gandhi – George Fernandes.
Sunday, Mar 11, 2007, 0:43 IST | Agency: PTI
NEW DELHI: National Democratic Alliance convenor George Fernandes said on Saturday night that when he was defence minister, then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had told him not to open the Bofors file.
“I don’t know why he asked me not to do so,” he told journalists in Dharamsala.
The BJP rejected Fernandes’ charge saying it was during Vajpayee’s regime that the legal proceedings moved ahead in the Bofors case.
“I don’t want to get into why and in what context, he (Fernandes) is saying all these after so long a time. He is a senior leader. But I would like to assert that it was the Vajpayee Government that took the initiative to take legal moves in the case,” BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
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