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Jogi bribe case to be handed over to CBI: Raman
December 07, 2003 16:45 IST
In his first action after assuming the post of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Raman Singh on Sunday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the alleged attempt by his predecessor Ajit Jogi to prevent the formation of a BJP government in the state by offering bribe to newly elected party legislators to defect.
The BJP last night alleged that Jogi offered bribe to newly-elected BJP MLAs to defect and form a breakaway group whom the Congress would extend support in the government formation.
At a late night press conference Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley played a tape purportedly containing the conversation between Jogi and BJP state unit vice-president Virender Pandey and Member of Parliament Baliram Kashyap to whom the money was allegedly offered.
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