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I don't know politics, says Amitabh Bachchan

I don't know politics, says Amitabh Bachchan

India Blooms News Service | 22 Jan 2015, 06:02 am
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS): Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said he does not understand politics and is not qualified for it.
Speaking to NDTV, the senior Bachchan said: "I don't know politics, I am not qualified at it...I failed at it. I don't know how to deal with people, I don't know what it required of me."
 
The statement came when he was asked to to comment on the Bofors controversy.
 
The veteran actor however said he does not intend to talk about his infamous falling out with the Gandhis after the Bofors scandal.
 
"This is something I need to contain with me and not make it public. For you it may be a story, for me it's a closed chapter," said he.
 
When Rajiv Gandhi joined politics after the death of brother Sanjay Gandhi and then had to take up the reins of Congress party and became the PM after the assassination of Indira Gandhi he had a clean image till it was sullied by the Bofors controversy that dogged him in his entire political career and was the cause of Congress defeat in the polls.
 
Bachchan was Rajiv Gandhi's close friend and a law-maker from Allahabad then. 
 
He was among those accused of accepting kickbacks in the scam, but was cleared over two decades later. 
 
Following the Bofors scandal, the actor had quit politics.
 
"Giving a clarification sounds very defensive. I'd rather wait for the truth to come out. Yes that's painful to wait because it takes a lot out of you but when it will, it will nullify everything that happened before. And that's what happened with Bofors. 25 years later, the Chief Prosecutor said my name was just planted in there. I don't think we were equipped to handle that (telling our side of the story) and we still aren't...at least, I'm not," he told NDTV.

I don't know politics, says Amitabh Bachchan

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