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Advani was at centre of cash-for-vote drama in Lok Sabha: Jaswant

Firing a fresh salvo, Jaswant Singh has said that senior BJP leader LK Advani was "at the centre" of the cash-for-votes scam drama enacted in the Lok Sabha last year. HT Correspondent reports.

delhi Updated: Aug 28, 2009 23:23 IST

Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh said Leader of Opposition LK Advani was “at the centre” of the cash-for-votes scam drama enacted in the Lok Sabha last year.

He referred to the episode during the July 22 vote last year when three BJP MPs displayed bundles of currency notes amount to Rs one crore (Rs 10 million) claiming they were being offered as bribe to support the government.

“Advaniji was at the centre of this whole drama,” he told Outlook magazine in an interview.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar stoutly denied Singh’s charge, saying that it was the UPA government which tried to buy the support of the MPs.

Singh told Dawn News channel that a federal India was the dream of both Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi, but “we let the country be cut up. Patel and Nehru agreed to what Jinnah demanded but in a truncated form”.