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Trust Vote | Eminent citizens seek probe into horse-trading

Trust Vote | Eminent citizens seek probe into horse-trading
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First Published: Thu, Jul 24 2008. 07 10 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Jul 24 2008. 07 10 PM IST
New Delhi: In a public statement on the 22 July vote of confidence that saw the UPA government sail through amid charges of horse-trading, 19 eminent citizens have called for an investigation into charges of buying and selling votes.
Signatories to the statement include former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R.H. Tahiliani, former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, founder director of CCMB Dr P.M. Bhargava and RTI Activist and Magsaysay awardee Arvind Kejriwal.
Referring to the admission by a television channel of having carried out a sting operation to expose the racket, the statement indicates there is sufficient evidence to warrant criminal investigation into charges of buying and selling votes.
Apart from a probe into the case involving the three BJP MPs involved in the sting, the signatories also want MPs who cross-voted in defiance of their party whips to be investigated.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 24 2008. 07 10 PM IST
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