Leaders exposing cash-for-vote deserve Padma award

PTI, PANAJI | 21 October 2011 21:44 IST

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today said that the leaders who exposed cash-for-vote scam should have been given `Padma'' awards.

Talking to reporters here, he said the government, instead of targeting those tried to bribe MPs, was prosecuting the whistle-blowers who exposed the scam.

"The whistle-blowers should have been given Padma awards for exposing a fraud, where the UPA government bribed the MPs to save its government," said Naidu, who is here ahead of L K Advani''s Jan Chetana Yatra.

"BJP MPs should have been congratulated for bringing money -- offered as a bribe -- into the Parliament and exposing corruption, instead they were ridiculed."

In July 2008, the BJP MPs Faggan Singh Kulaste, Mahavir Bhagora and Ashok Argal showed the bundles of cash in Lok Sabha, which had been allegedly offered to them to vote in favour of UPA government.

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People expected lot more from the BJP regime under the great Shri A.B.Vajpayee--to expose and nail the corrupts involved in numerous scams..including Bofores scam----No doubt, they gave good governance, but they failed to meet the peoples' high expectations to unearth the scams and punish the corrupt or to install a strong independent investigating agency to nail the corrupt at high places...They need to take corrective action if voted back to power......

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 22 nd October 2011 17:12

 

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