Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav recently said that he went slow on Bofors files when he was the defence minister during the United Front government.

Speaking at a function at Ram Manohar Lohia Law University, the SP chief said he had gone to border areas in Jammu & Kashmir and found Bofors guns were working perfectly. “Then I decided to go slow on Bofors files and ensured that no politician got entangled in litigation.”

“When it comes to Bofors, people talk ill of Rajiv Gandhi. But when I, as defence minister, saw Bofors working, I felt that he had done something good. Bofors guns were superb. So I decided that no politicians would be penalised for Bofors,” he said.

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