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BJP claims to have 'documentary evidence' of cash-for-vote scam

August 03, 2008 21:01 IST

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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday claimed to have gathered documentary evidence in the cash for vote scam and has submitted them before the Parliamentary committee probing the matter, its senior leader Arun Jaitley said.

The party, which inquired into the matter, has also written a 17-page letter to the Parliamentary committee headed by Congress member V Kishore Chandra Deo, he said.

Jaitley said Samajwadi member of Parliament Reoti Raman Singh had offered his party MPs the cash. Singh made the offer on the night of July 21.

Jaitley alleged that Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh [Images] was behind the entire episode.

"The investigating agencies did not do their job. So we inquired into the matter and gathered documentary evidence in the case," Jaitley told media-persons. He alleged the cash for vote scam, showing money being paid to get votes, reflects the subversion of Indian Parliament.

Jaitley said there was subversion of a section of media: "One channel

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