Scams during Congress regime have 'Italian connection': Sukhbir

Published: 14th February 2013 06:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2013 06:16 PM   |  A+A-


Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today alleged all the scams unearthed during the Congress regime, if properly probed, will have "Italian connections".

Talking to media after addressing a gathering in favour of the SAD-BJP candidate Joginder Paul Jain for the Moga by-poll in Kore Wala Kalan village, Badal drew parallels between the bofors gun deal scandal and the copter purchase scam.

"If the bribe giver was caught in the Bofors scam, then why not the bribe taker be identified in the copter purchase scam too," Sukhbir said.

"Scams, scandals and corruption have become defining features of the Congress governments and if these are probed properly, they will lead to the Italian connections," he said.

The SAD leader also criticised the Centre's anti-people policies like decontrolling diesel prices, cut in fertilisers' subsidy, increase in LPG prices and FDI in retail.

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