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Advani attacks PM, Sonia on Quattrocchi matter

BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday held both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi "guilty" in the withdrawal of the Red Corner Notice against Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and said NDA will examine the issue if it comes to power.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2009 19:43 IST

BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday held both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi "guilty" in the withdrawal of the Red Corner Notice against Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and said NDA will examine the issue if it comes to power.

"If this news is true then I consider both the Prime Minister and Congress President guilty (for the withdrawal of the Red Corner Notice against Quattrocchi)," Advani told reporters.

He also described this development as the "last nail in the coffin of the judicial process in respect of the Bofors scandal".

Condemning the CBI's decision, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate said, "We will examine Quattrocchi issue" if voted to power.

Advani argued that this action by the UPA government showed its desperation before it is voted out of power. "They are not going to come to power. Else, they would have waited for elections to get over and then take this step," he said.

He said the 1989 general elections were contested on the Bofors issue and "the Rajiv Gandhi government which had won an unprecedented majority in 1984" lost the polls.