Cash for Votes - Another CD Surfaces - This Time to Defend UPA


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New Delhi, Aug 5: Reflecting on the new realities in the political firmament in the run-up to the general elections, leaders of three rival parties — the SP, the RJD, and the LJP — came together on Monday to release a fresh CD to claim that the BJP had ‘stage-managed’ the ‘cash for votes’ scam during the trust vote for political gains.

Addressing a joint press conference, Mulayam Singh, Lalu Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan and Amar Singh chorused: “Look who is the thief?”

Claiming that the CD had come in an envelope to Amar Singh’s residence, Mulayam Singh said all the claims of the BJP leaders had been proved wrong.

“BJP leaders understood that they would not get a majority in parliament on July 22. So they did this to make it an issue for the elections,” he said.

Alleging that BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley had a crucial role in the scam, Mulayam Singh said, “We are shocked that a person like Arun Jaitley would do something like this, this is equal to hiding crime.”

“When some people allegedly visited the BJP MPs’ house to deliver money, why was it not handed over to the police? Finger printing tests could have led to some evidence,” he said.

Coming to the rescue of Amar Singh, Paswan said, “BJP leaders claim they received a call asking them to come in the morning. But why did they go? Why didn’t they get them arrested and call up the Lok Sabha Speaker when the men came to give them the money?”

Lalu Prasad reiterated his demand for a narco-analysis of the three BJP MPs and said there was no evidence in the CD that proved the involvement of Amar Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel.

The CD shows sting operations on Faggan Singh Kulaste, one of the three BJP MPs allegedly approached with bribe, and Sanjiv Saxena, who had earlier worked with the SP.

Amar Singh said Saxena had never worked with him and was with Shahid Siddiqui who joined the BSP recently. The CD was presented to Kishore Chandra Dev Committee.

  

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  • Imran Kaup, Dubai

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    Referring to Mr. Ajay : Come on my dear Ajay be positive yaar ..Everyone knows politicians are corrupt but these pepole deserved as they are real corrupt They thought if they have power they can do every thing .. In my comments i never mentioned about minorities or Majorities... We dont have any mind thats BJP nor Congress i m not speaking about the party im speaking only particular Individual who is destroying the society or Our country .

    Hello my dear Ajay Atalaji that was Five year Back story ..You know Currently what is happening in India ... In the name of religion There is communal viloence all the minority  pepole are being tortured in the present society ... My dear Alfred J. Rebello kindly note :: Atalji was very long back story if you go like this long back Indira Ghandi , Rajeev Ghandi, .... They contributed lot to Minanarity group as well as majority my dear ....

    Come to present scenario whats happening are u awre???? Babiri Masjid Issue , Dattha Peeta Issue,Ramasetu Issue , Ayodhay issue, Godhra Crime,etc etc ... Every day communal riots and these people are destroying the peace nothing else ...They did only bad things rather than good one..

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  • Alfred J. Rebello, Kundapur/DUbai

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    You might not be aware when Ataljee was our PM, he sanctioned major portion of the amount to the Mecca Pilgrims - Ajay, Bangalore. Ajay, providing funds for pilgrimage perhaps for the sake of Vote bank. If at all BJP was secular minded then there wouldn't have been so many incidents happened to the minorities, Dalits or other religious believers, which is still happenning in BJP ruled states.

    I am not saying it is not happenning in other states, but BJP is showing deaf ears and blind eyes. So many vandalism happened when BJP coalition came to power in Karnataka with the mercy of JDS, has anyone caught and or tried. Even if they are caught, just to show the world, they have been released without any punishment.

    Suppose if I had to do the same to the followers of BJP, I would have considered danger to the society and even a terrorist. Living peacefully is fine, but many and specially politicians do not understand it. Even if they understand, they do not wish it because if we start living peacefully then politicians do not benefit much.

    Also, what we see & hear about Cash for vote, it is the politicans game to fool the voters. Only when the truth comes (?) out we will know who is the actual culprit. If you ask me, I would say it is the game of BJP, why? Congress said even if they had to lose trust vote, they are ready to sit in the opposition but India loses a good opportunity.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    DIRTY POLITICS? SHAME SHAME

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    Mr. Ajay everybody knows that politicians are corrupt.but they are not proved like BJP MP's who are proved themselves at parliament ,if any body offered money for abstain from vote,they should inform cops before they performed "nautanki".

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    What happened in Karnataka. BJP literally bought the MLAs by paying money, not to mention that this money came from Bellary - robbing our own state. To gain power BJP can do anything. Atalji was PM and during his time Gujarat was burning, a classic example of BJP trying to be secular!!!! Shame on these people, if they had good intents they would have called cops instead of taking the money and showing it off in the parliament.

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  • Denis Lasrado, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    In Karnataka BJP leaders have purchased 6 independants with 3 crores each to form govt. and in the parliament they showed their real image. Can this party do good for our country?

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/Bangalore

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    Un logonko patthar se maar na jo hamharaa desh ko luksaan kar rahahe..hamhara desh me rahkar hamhara gaum ko bomb blast karathem hem.Un logom ko maar na jo hamhare desh me rahkar Pakistan ka cricket team ko support karthem hem.

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  • S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Wed, Aug 06 2008

    Dear Ajay how your viewing the our Karnataka state BJP drama ? all political parties are big selfish they are moulding with money.

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  • anil kumar, mangalore/dublin

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    This is not a first time they are doing.... It is so cheap party that wil do anything for gaining votes....no matter its playing with the religion or the temple issue ...so no wonder if they do this ....shame on them

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    Dear Imran Bhai...it is too late...! Ab kya hoga?? Aage..aage dekthe raho..hota kya?!!!

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  • Russell Dsouza, mangalore,muscat

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    Behind all this drama I just want to know where the money is now. If it has not gone to the right place please some one collect it and use it for a good cause. This type of dramas will go on untill the universe exists.

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  • Purushottama, Byndoor

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    It appears that the UPA is salvaging the situation now.

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  • AJAY, BANGALORE

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    Dear brother Imran Kaup, for how many you are going to throw the stones. all the politicians are corrupt. Congress has minted money all these years and you fools can not see BJP coming to power ??? You all have a wrong opinion on BJP, it is not supporting the minorities nor it is encouraging majorities. You might not be aware when Ataljee was our PM, he sanctioned major portion of the amount to the Mecca Pilgrims ?? Let us not spread wrong information through the media rather we all live like brother and sisters in this beautiful universe

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  • Lancelot Norbert Tauro, Manglore - Doha qatar

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    BJP lost confidence from civilized diginfied educated people, What more than they can exibhit now. only drama. Drama of Bluffing. No value inside the parliament too.

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  • K.A. Ibrahim, MULKI

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    It is pity to know that our MPs instead of working for the development of their constituency and the country as a whole, they are trying to defame the name of one another. It is a shame for such a big democratic country. Everybody is putting stone sitting inside a glasss chamber shame MP's.

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  • U. P Hegde, India

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    Well !they say....."what goes around, comes around". BJP have not only lowered the dignity of Parliament but have proved that no one can beat them in "Nautanki".

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  • Imran Kaup, Dubai

    Tue, Aug 05 2008

    Are mere yaaro un logonko pattarse maaaro- wat the hell is going on ?????

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