CD transcripts throw no evidence in note-for-vote scandal:Congress

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (UNI) Questioning the veracity of the transcripts of the Compact Disc (CD) released by the BJP yesterday in connection with the 'cash-for-vote' scandal, the Congress said the main Opposition party had not produced a shred of evidence pointing fingers at any UPA leaders.

"The BJP has not produced a shred of evidence but to implicate its own three MPs," AICC Spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told mediapersons.

She said the BJP had produced a 'work of fiction' in a desperate attempt to divert the attention of the people from the UPA government's victory in the July 22 trust vote in Lok Sabha.

The BJP had done it after having failed in its attempt to get the CDs telecast by independent media. It was out of sheer frustration that the BJP had also announced the boycott of a private television channel, she alleged.

Ms Natarajan asked Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to take a strong action against those who smuggled "unaccounted money totalling Rs one crore into Parliament a few hours before the trust motion was put to vote." She said if at all there was any truth in the allegation of the three MPs that they were paid Rs one crore each as an advance for voting with the government, they should have contacted the Speaker at the earliest point of time, instead of displaying the money a few hours before the vote of confidence.

"This is yet aother chapter in the fiction the BJP itself has written," she said.

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