Cong dismisses allegations in cash-for-vote scam

The Congress on Wednesday dismissed allegations levelled by Suhail Hindustani, arrested in the cash-for vote case, of involvement of its leaders in the scam.

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2011, 22:30 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday dismissed
allegations levelled by Suhail Hindustani, arrested in the
cash-for vote case, of involvement of its leaders in the
scam.

"Which Suhail Hindustani? The one that belongs to the
BJP... opposition political parties," snapped back Congress
spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed when asked to comment on
Hindustani`s statements before Crime Branch.

Hindustani, who is alleged to have acted as a liaison
between Amar Singh and BJP MPs during the 2008 trust vote,
appeared before Delhi Police for questioning and alleged that
the former SP leader was behind the operation to buy
lawmakers.

Hindustani, who claimed that he was earlier a BJP
youth wing Yuva Morcha member, alleged that the operation was
done by Amar Singh and some Congress leaders. He said police
should examine his call records, which he claimed would throw
light on who all called him between July nine and 22 of 2008.
He alleged that Amr Singh and some Congress leaders
were in constant touch with him.

The Congress spokesperson, however, refused to speak
further on Hindustani`s allegations, "The court will take
suitable action on the basis of whatever facts will be
produced before it."

He said it was unnecessary for political parties to
make any comment when the case was under investigation.
"The court has directed the administration to do
some work. We should wait for the court`s decision," he added.

PTI