Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday cautioned his party MPs to be careful while signing documents and appointing their personal secretaries as any error on their part may cost the party dearly.
During the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, Advani reiterated his stand that new MPs should be careful as these were critical times when individuals and political parties were looking for opportunities to "show each other down".
"Advani told the party MPs that they should not come under such influence. They should not sign any documents without verifying and should also be careful in appointing personal secretaries. Last time we suffered due to this," Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj told reporters here.
Several BJP leaders in the last Lok Sabha were caught on camera taking money in the cash-for-query scam, causing much embarrassment to the party.
During the meeting, senior BJP MP Arun Shourie shared his views on the Union Budget. He said the Finance Minister had indulged in statistical jugglery during his presentation.
"He pointed out that the Fringe Benefit Tax has not been abolished but has been passed on from the employer to the employee. Now the beneficiary will pay the tax," Swaraj said.