September 8th, 2011
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Advani dared the Government to arrest him

L K AdvaniNew Delhi: BJP takes an offensive stand regarding the cash for vote scam. L K Advani states the former MP’s who waved wads of notes in parliament were merely whistle blowers. He has dared the government to arrest him. He declared that if the MP’s were found to be guilty then he too should be found guilty.

Amid repeated disruptions from the Congress members in the Lok Sabha, the BJP Parliamentary Party chief made a strong defense of the actions of Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Bhagora during the July 22, 2008 Confidence Vote. “Whatever was done was done as per Constitutional norms. If anything was wrong I would have stopped them,” said Advani, who is also Working Chairman of NDA.

Advani insisted that it was evident during the Confidence Vote that the government was “trying to purchase votes”.”They were whistle-blowers who honestly reported the matter in the House. They presented the money. That time I was the Leader of the Opposition and I know the facts. I believe that these two members have done a great service to democracy by bringing in Parliament the Rs one crore given to them,” he said during Zero Hour.

As the disruptions continued, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till 12.55, the second adjournment of the day on the cash-for-vote issue.



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