Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Cash-for-questions scam irks Dr Singh

December 14, 2005 23:57 IST
Last Updated: December 15, 2005 00:01 IST

In his first comments on the cash-for-questions scam involving 11 parliamentarians, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed "sadness" over the revelation of the lawmakers taking money for raising questions in Parliament.

"I can only express my sadness at such things taking place," Dr Singh told reporters when asked to comment on the joint expose by a website and a news channel.

Both Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Rajya Sabha chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat have commented on the issue, the prime minister said, adding, "What more could I say on the matter?"

Asked what action he proposed to take on the issue, Singh said, "It is for both Houses of Parliament to determine what
is needed to be done."

Asked about the issue of Volcker Committee report on Iraqi oil payoff, he said he had agreed to respond to the clarifications on his statement in the Rajya Sabha.

"Whatever I have to say on the issue, I will say it there," he said.

Dr Singh arrived in New Delhi later in the night.

Complete Coverage: PM in Malaysia

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: “Audit is a must for minimum Quality of our Members representing us in Parliament....????”

Do we really wish and seriously plan to develop our country? With these and many more such people still in places of respect and power? ...

Posted by Mahendra Barde, Mumbai.

Sub: India must eradicate corruption along with poverty

India should be rightfully proud of its two official incumbents: President Kalam and PM Dr. Singh. Both truly reflect the epitome of honesty and integrity ...

Posted by Pradip K Mazumder

Sub: bribe for raising question

It is a sad commentary on the working of our legislature that members indulging in unfair practises have gone scot free,as happened in the JMM ...

Posted by Drrkvarma



Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.