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Cash for vote: 3 BJP MPs asked to give formal complaint

July 24, 2008 14:47 IST

The three Bharatiya Janata Members of Parliament -- who alleged that they were offered Rs three crore each for abstaining in the trust vote --have been asked to give a formal complaint by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

In a communication to the three MPs -- Ashok Argal, Mahavir Bhagora and Fagan Singh Kulste � on Wednesday, the Secretariat asked them to present their version officially to enable it to take the case forward, official sources said.

                                            Also Read: Bribe money allegations rock Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha witnessed unprecedented drama on July 22 when the BJP members walked in the middle of the House, flashing wads of currency notes, claiming that it was given by a Samajwadi Party leader as bribe for abstaining from the trust vote.

Speaker Somnath Chatterjee [Images] had stated that nobody would be spared if found guilty in the allegations of bribery to the three BJP MPs.

Describing the incident when one of the MPs displayed bundles of currency as 'most unfortunate and a very sad day in the history of Parliament', the Speaker promised that he will take all possible steps as the 'custodian of the House'.

                                                                  Also Read: The Trust Vote

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