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Another cash for peerage scam in UK?

world Updated: May 28, 2010 00:34 IST
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Uganda-born multi-millionaire Indian business tycoon Dolar Popat, who has donated 200,000 pounds to Conservative party over six years, will be nominated for British peerage, a decision that may ignite another 'cash-for-peerages' row.

Popat, 55, a former refugee and self-made man, will be nominated to the House of Lords by new Prime Minister David Cameron.

A former fast food waiter, Popat has helped bankroll the work of Tory frontbenchers who are now ministers, including International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, cabinet minister Baroness Warsi, and the police minister Nick Herbert.