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BJP asks Congress to come clean on Rajiv WikiLeaks cables

IANS  New Delhi, April 08, 2013
First Published: 11:36 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 13:09 IST(8/4/2013)

The Congress should "come clean" on the "WikiLeaks revelations" that the late Rajiv Gandhi had been a middleman for a Swedish company looking to sell fighter jets to India in the 1970s, the BJP said on Monday.

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"The WikiLeaks revelations are serious. This is absolutely shocking revelation, let us not forget that the revelations are making two specific charges, about two of their late prime ministers Indiraji and Rajivji," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

"They are connected to the first family of Congress. All defence deals have some relation with the Congress' first family. They should come clean on this, all the documents should be made public. We want the government, Congress and the family to come clean on it," Javadekar told a news channel.

Leaked diplomatic cables from the US embassy on the WikiLeaks website have reportedly named the late prime minister as a middleman during the 1970s when he was an Indian Airlines pilot.

The Hindu has published findings of the Kissinger cables, which claim that Rajiv Gandhi may have been middleman for Swedish Company Saab-Scania when it was trying to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s.


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