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 > Report

Lok Sabha orders probe into development fund scam

December 20, 2005 12:13 IST
Last Updated: December 20, 2005 14:48 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the MPs' bribery scam asexposed by a television news channel, and asked the five members allegedly involved not to attend the House till their names were cleared.

The members against whom the inquiry has been instituted are Alemao Churchill (Congress), Faggan Singh Kulaste (BJP), Ram Swaroop Koli (BJP), Chandra Pratap Singh (BJP) and Parasnath Yadav (SP).

As soon as the House assembled for the day, the speaker expressed grave concern over the improper conduct of the five members in the implementation of the Local Area Development scheme even as the members of the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal demanded scrapping of the scheme.

Chatterjee said it was a matter of shame that this had happened while an inquiry was already on to look into the bribe-for-questions scandal.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat referred the issue to the Ethics Committee even as several members sought scrapping of the scheme.

In his observations, Shekhawat said two members of the Upper House had been named in the expose and what the private TV channel showed had lowered prestige of the House.

"Without any doubt, it is a matter of concern," he said.


Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 8


acorroding to my openion all mp should be thrown out from parliament . they all are cheater . i think no one should stand to ...

Posted by kailash chandra pandey

Sub: ..damn these guilties...!

...It is indeed an embarrassing moments that we hear a slew of curruptions that engulfed indian political fraternity by some immoral multitude of political figures! ...

Posted by m.lenin

Sub: One more investigation ???

One more investigation....One more mockery... In DEMOCRATIC India no action was ever taken based on an investigation report... Till then happy looting of public money...


Sub: Lagislatures ' Temptations

Nothing unusual to common belief that 'practically everyone is for sale provided we know the price--coupons or cash with cameras are only confirming it it ...

Posted by sohan

Sub: Speakers orders probe into scan

Dear Sir, Yes I agree Mr. Chatterjee statement it was a matter of shame that this had happened scandal. I am of the opinion that ...

Posted by S.R.Vallabha



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.