Sting shows Karnataka MLAs seeking bribes ahead of Rajya Sabha polls

A few legislators from Karnataka, mostly from smaller parties, were shown talking about exchange of money in lieu of their support in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in a sting aired by India Today television channel on Thursday.

IANS June 02, 2016 22:58:22 IST
Sting shows Karnataka MLAs seeking bribes ahead of Rajya Sabha polls

New Delhi: A few legislators from Karnataka, mostly from smaller parties, were shown talking about exchange of money in lieu of their support in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in a sting aired by India Today television channel on Thursday.

Sting shows Karnataka MLAs seeking bribes ahead of Rajya Sabha polls

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The sting concerned two legislators from Janata Dal-Secular, one from the Karnataka Janata Paksha and an Independent.

The purported sting showed assembly members and their associates talking about money. One of them is shown asking to be paid over Rs 5 crore. In another case, a relative of a lawmaker is shown talking about money with the team that did the sting.

Two other members of the assembly were also shown talking about money in their conversations.

The Rajya Sabha elections for 57 seats in different states are scheduled for June 11.

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