Cong dismisses allegations in cash-for-vote scam
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 22:30
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.


First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 22:30

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