BJP slams ''bribe money incident''

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Bhopal, July 22 (UNI) Condemning today's ''bribe money incident'' in Parliament, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit termed it a ''black day'' in Indian democracy.

Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and Congress leader Ahmed Patel allegedly gave Rs 1 crore as advance to three BJP MPs to vote for the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) during the trust vote in the Lok Sabha.

Reacting sharply to the incident, BJP state Vice-President Vijendra Singh Sisodia told reporters here that the Congress had no right to continue in power after the UPA was ''exposed'' in Parliament. He demanded forthwith resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Lambasting the Congress for this ''shameful act'' that contaminated parliamentary democracy, Mr Sisodia said, ''it is not a new game for the Congress as the party earlier bribed Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs to save the minority P V Narasimha Rao regime.'' He said that the BJP would burn UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in effigy in every district of the state.

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