CPI(M) wants wider probe into cash-for-vote scam
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 18:58
New Delhi: Seeking a wider probe into the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, the CPI(M) on Wednesday said Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was arrested in the case, was not acting alone.

"The case of the three MPs who produced cash on the floor of the House is only one small part of the overall operation undertaken by the ruling party and its allies to bribe and suborn MPs. Obviously, Amar Singh was not acting alone", the CPI(M) Politburo said in a statement.

The party said it has been "demanding from the beginning a wider investigation into the case of bribery of all the MPs concerned so that those responsible are brought to book".

Referring to the confidence motion by the UPA-I government in July 2008 after the Left withdrew support on the Indo-US nuclear deal, it alleged that "a number of MPs were induced to defect to the Government side."

The CPI(M) alleged that "at least 19 members of Parliament belonging to opposition parties violated the whip of their parties. Many of them were subsequently disqualified. It is well known that they were bribed or intimidated to do so".


First Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 18:58

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