Cash-for-vote: Give facts to court, Cong tells BJP

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 22:21

New Delhi: Congress on Friday dismissed BJP`s
demand for apology from the Prime Minister and the UPA
chairperson in the cash-for vote scam, saying the opposition
party should place the facts before the court instead of doing
politics through media.
The ruling party reminded the BJP that it was L K Advani`s
close aide, Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was an accused in the
case.

"A very close confidante of LK Advani got bail in
the case yesterday," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.

He was asked to comment on BJP chief Nitin Gadkari`s
remarks that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson
Sonia Gandhi should "apologise" for their "political
conspiracy" under which BJP whistle-blowers were jailed in the
cash-for-vote scam.

"The case is pending before the court. Law will take its
own course. Who is responsible or not responsible will be
decided by the court," Alvi said.

Asked about Kulkarni`s comment that the whole truth has
not come out as yet and the ultimate beneficiary is the
government, Alvi said, "Kulkarni or BJP should place facts
before the court rather than doing politics through media."
His remarks also came on a day when Advani said in
Haridwar, "It is not the question of bail only, we will take
the cash-for-vote scam to its logical conclusion."

In a bid to up the ante against the government on the
cash-for-vote scam and corruption issue, BJP has decided to
"felicitate" its "whistle-blower" former MPs and Kulkarni who
have been released on bail.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 22:21

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