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Congress Accuses BJP Of Offering Bribe To MLAs In Gujarat To Switch Side

Congress Accuses BJP Of Providing Bribe To MLAs In Gujarat To Change Facet

New Delhi:

Days after the BJP fielded 5 former Congress MLAs in Gujarat by-polls, the Congress Sunday accused the saffron get together of luring legislators within the state by financial or different inducements and demanded a judicial inquiry into it.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi cited interviews of three former Congress MLAs who converted to the BJP earlier this 12 months after resigning as legislators, to allege the BJP had provided them financial or different inducements to woo them to their facet. They’ve been fielded by the BJP in Gujarat for by-polls to their respective Meeting seats.

Mr Singhvi claimed that Akshay Patel, Pradyumnsinh Jadeja and J V Kakadiya — who had joined the BJP in June this 12 months after resigning from the Congress — had purportedly accepted on digicam to have been provided inducements for switching over.

“The legislature, it’s clear from these proofs, has change into a pawn, a enterprise plaything for the BJP, which aggressively indulges within the 3Ts — Buying and selling, Trafficking and Transaction-ing with MLAs and legislators,” Mr Singhvi stated.

5 of the eight resignees from the Congress have gotten tickets for the close to forthcoming bypolls, he identified.

Speaking about Mr Patel, Mr Singhvi stated, “The difficulty in any respect just isn’t whether or not he accepted it or took the bribe or not. Clearly, these talking have denied it. The difficulty is the true colors of the offeror, the true ethical constitutional and authorized degree, political degree at which the offeror is functioning, specifically the BJP.”

“The true difficulty is in regards to the limitless capability of this get together to supply cash. I repeat- limitless capability, matched solely by their limitless greed for energy in some way, extra by criminal, much less by hook,” he stated.

“The BJP ensures that elections that mandate, which is the constitutional, democratic mandate is definitely a mandate of solely 2 or 3 years, It’s curtailed, interrupted, obstructed to 2-3 years by ‘A’ massive sums of cash, ‘B’ massive variety of resignation, ‘C’, re-offering of ministerships and ‘D’, providing of MLA tickets,” he alleged.

That is the political morality practiced by the ruling get together on the Centre and within the state of Gujarat, he stated.

“You (BJP) create a man-made majority, a man-made majority is negation of the democracy, which capabilities on majority, true majorities and also you do it by the bare use of financial energy,” he stated.

He stated the Congress calls for {that a} Supreme Courtroom sitting choose inquire into this or at the least a sitting Chief Justice of a Excessive Courtroom on the minimal.

There must be a direct registration of a Prevention of Corruption Act, FIR and associated sections of the Indian penal codes on the prison sides, he stated.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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