Cashgate: TMC leaders caught taking bribe, sticks to conspiracy theory

| Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 13:38
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TMC, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, CPM, Sitaram Yechury,Derek O'Brien, PJ Kurien

New Delhi: Massive ruckus rocked the parliament on Wednesday a day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) members were caught taking bribes in camera. The parliament today witnessed high drama as the blame game begun.

A video was released on Monday showing 11 members of the TMC accepting bribes, which created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

TMC though, gave a clean chit to all the eleven members. Member of Parliament for All India Trinamool Congress, Derek O’Brien maintained that the “video is doctored”. It's a conspiracy just before the elections, Brien said.

BJP demanded resignation of the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) wants the election commission to intervene and cornered TMC over the sting operation being carried out. Congress too supported CPM demanding the election commission to intervene. Left too sought investigation in the case. It's a scam of highest order, claimed Congress.

When Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) should maintain their reputation and not cause a ruckus in Parliament- Party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the party is defending the integrity of the house.

When the Cashgate sting went viral, the TMC defended itself over the scam in the parliament raising questions over the credibility of the video and timing of its release. According to TMC, 2014 sting operation should not be released in 2016.

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