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Rajiv's killing: Q issue resurfaces in Parliament

BJP and SP members seek Govt's reaction to a website claim that Quattrocchi was part of the conspiracy, reports HS Bartwal.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2007 19:40 IST
HS Bartwal

Ottavio Quattrocchi figured in the Lok Sabha again on Saturday with the BJP and Samajwadi party seeking the government’s response to the claim on a website that the Bofors case accused had conspired with the LTTE to assassinate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The matter was raised during Zero Hour by BJP member VK Malhotra and Ramji Lal Suman of Samajwadi Party who quoted the website as saying that the conspiracy was hatched by Quattrocchi and LTTE leader Anton Balasingham at a Paris hotel.

The website said it had evidence from the French intelligence agency to support its claim, they pointed out. Malhotra and Suman said in the absence of any comment on the issue so far from the Frrench government, the Indian government must probe the matter and inform the House.

According to Malhotra, HRD Minister Arjun Singh was reported to have said the government would get it investigated. He demanded a formal response from the government on the issue.