Rs.100 Crore: The Price for a Rajya Sabha Seat

100 Crore: The Price for a Rajya Sabha Seat

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:34 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: A string of controversial remarks have been made by Indian MPs of late, which is landing them in some trouble. The most recent one was made by Birender Singh, Congress MP from Haryana, who said big money was buying seats in Rajya Sabha, reported the Times of India. This remark certainly brought focus on the menace gripping politics and also had the opposition accusing the ruling party of a plunge in political standards.

Singh was reported to have said in a seminar at Narwana in Jind that he knew a person who had a budget of Rs 100 crore to become a Rajya Sabha MP but managed to accomplish his aim with Rs 80 crore.

Singh was quoted saying "Now, if a man succeeds in taking the membership of Rajya Sabha by spending 80 crore or 100 crore rupees, what will they think about the poor?" as reported by TOI. He added that "Not one, but I can tell you about 20 such people."

This statement intended to indicate the recent trend of rich businessmen coming to the Rajya Sabha in the middle of allegations that money was playing a role in influencing the Electoral College.

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1: money was always playing its role.its just that it came in the picture in this perticular incident..Anyways is better that rich business men run the country rather than a bunch of thugs who are poor by birth and who come into politics with their eyes fixed on peoples money.Rich netas might drag us down but a poor thug will surely pull us deeper into the water.Better have big business men run the show than poor thugs whos only intention is to make some money.....they never cared and will never care for the people.
Posted by:anurag singh - 04 Aug, 2013