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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 01:12 PM
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Wikileaks: Congress party 'bought India votes'
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Source: BBC

India's ruling Congress party bribed MPs to survive a crucial vote of confidence in 2008, a diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks suggests.

It describes how a senior Congress aide showed a US embassy official "chests of cash" to pay off MPs ahead of a vote over a controversial nuclear deal.

The ruling party has denied the allegations.

The leak heaps further pressure on embattled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a string of corruption scandals.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12768908
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