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Rajya Sabha seats available for Rs 100 crore: Congress MP

A Congress Rajya Sabha member has made a sensational claim that berths in the Upper House are available for Rs 100 crore.



New Delhi: A Congress Rajya Sabha member has made a sensational claim that berths in the Upper House are available for Rs 100 crore, triggering a controversy with the BJP on Monday slamming the ruling party at the Centre for bringing politics to "such a low level".

Congress MP from Haryana Birender Singh said at a programme that "once someone had told me that Rs 100 crore was required to get a Rajya Sabha berth. But he said he got it for Rs 80 crore and saved Rs 20 crore. Now will people who are willing to invest Rs 100 crore, ever think of the poor country."

BJP was quick to hit back. Party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Prakash Javadekar said Singh must be giving his own example.

"Congress is in the habit of cutting out deals. Congress has brought politics in the country to such a low level," he said.

Singh was AICC general secretary in charge of Himachal Pradesh but was dropped in the recent AICC reshuffle. There were strong speculation that he could be made a minister in the recent reshuffle of the Union council of ministers.

He is a know detractor of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

PTI

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