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CPI(M) wants wider probe into cash-for-vote scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 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
"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
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 7, 2011 - 18:58
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