Washington, Jun 18: Congress remarked the allegations that Rajiv Gandhi government had assured 'safe passage' for Warren Anderson before he came to India, as 'outrageous' and 'ridiculous'.
“There is absolutely no evidence of any kind whatsoever direct or indirect to support this completely outrageous and ridiculous allegation," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at a press conference in Washington.
Singhvi added that the allegation is purely political.
“The Prime Minister of India does not deal with what every police constable does. There is absolutely no connectivity. “I would ask you a simple question: Why this gentleman is saying this for the first time after 25 years? Could he not find any other time to make this allegation? And why are those political parties picking up these on themes on the basis of allegations being made now. If there was slightest of evidence, these allegations would have been made earlier," Mr. Singhvi said.
MK Rasgotra, the former Foreign Secretary had disclosed that the Home Ministry under PV Narasimha Rao had assured 'safe passage' to Mr Anderson before he came to India in the aftermath of the Bhopal gas leakage.