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18/04/11 ॐSwamy vs Soniaॐ

Swamy's next target?

Sonia helped Quattrocchi
obtain commission in
Bofors deal: Swamy
April 17, 2011

In a 206-page petition
submitted to Prime
Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh on Sunday, Janata
Party president
Subramanian Swamy
sought to prosecute
Congress President Sonia
Gandhi under the
Prevention of Corruption
Act in the Bofors case.
"In my petition, I have
established a prima facie
case against Sonia Gandhi
on the basis of
circumstantial evidence
that she abetted Italian
businessman and close
family friend Ottavio
Quattrocchi to obtain an
illegal commission in the
Bofors gun purchase deal.
She then influenced the
government of the then
prime minister Narasimha
Rao to enable Quattrocchi
to escape from the country
in July 1993. Thereafter,
she directed the Union law
minister in 2005 to help
Quattrocchi get his London
accounts de-frozen and
helped him decamp with
over $ 200 million (about
Rs 1000 crores)," Swamy
According to him, action
should be taken against
Gandhi because she is the
chairperson of the National
Advisory Council. "
In a letter dated April 15,
Swamy alleged that former
prime minister Rajiv
Gandhi had held in Swiss
bank accounts illegal
money to the tune of Rs
10,000 crore. This sum was
received as legatee by
Sonia Gandhi following
Rajiv Gandhi's
He claimed that Sonia
Gandhi and members of
her family were paid
money by KGB, Russia's
former secret police and
intelligence agency.
According to Swamy, his
claim is allegedly an
admission on record of the
spokesperson of the
Russian government that
KGB had provided funds to
the Congress president and
her family, as also evidence
that she had received
commissions on the Indo-
Soviet trade, which were
illegal under the Indian
law. He alleged that Sonia
Gandhi was a habitual
offender and needs to be
Dr Singh who returned to
New Delhi after a trip to
China and Kazakistan on
Saturday night is likely to
pay no heed to Swamy's
Onkar Singh in New Delhi
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