Police probe into cash-for-vote an "eyewash", says BJP

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New Delhi, July 22: BJP on Jul 21 termed the on-going investigation by Delhi police into the cash-for-vote scam as an "eyewash" and "cover-up", saying a clean chit had been given to Congress and Samajwadi Party without examining the the whistle-blower MPs and former SP leader Amar Singh.

BJP spokesperson and MP Prakash Javadekar said the report of Delhi police giving a clean chit to Congress and SP in the scam was shocking and alleged that the cops were succumbing to pressure from the Central government.

"Votes in return for notes (cash) is a taint on democracy. The UPA-I government, which was in a minority, got a majority by buying votes of MPs.... If serious investigations are done in the matter, then within 15 days the truth would come out," Javadekar said.

He demanded that the Delhi police should not "confuse and equate" the whistle-blowing operation with corruption.

"Our three MPs- Ashok Argal, Mahesh Bhagore and Faggan Singh Kulaste- had exposed the vote-for-cash scam by acting as whistle-blowers. He insisted that the way the Delhi police- which had been "inactive" for the past two years on this case- was acting and giving statements in court was akin to "cheating" and a "dishonest inquiry".


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