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Parliament to discuss bribery scam

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 20, 2005 11:20 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee called for an all-party meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss the issue of members of Parliament caught on camera taking bribe.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said both Houses will take a decision on the MPs caught in the sting operation telecast by Star News.

The sting operation, codenamed Operation Chakaravyuh, showed seven MPs, including a former chief minister, taking bribe on camera.

"We condemn those who indulge in such things. Many journalists come to me asking for favour, but do I keep a camera for that," an angry Dasmunsi shot back when journalists asked him if the Local Area Development Scheme should be scrapped.

The cases are likely to referred to the Pawan Bansal Committee, which was set up to probe the earlier cash-for-questions scam.

The committee was expected to submit its report on December 21.

The Samajwadi Party, meanwhile, has asked its MP Paras Nath Yadav to quit his Lok Sabha seat.

Others who were caught on the camera include former Goa chief minister Churchil Alemo of the Congress, Ramswaroop Koli, Phaggan Singh -- both from the Bharatiya Janata Party -- and Bhujan Samaj Party's Shakshi Maharajand Isan Singh.

A middleman caught on camera also alleged the VIP area was the biggest red light area of Delhi.

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