"The right thing for the channel (CNN-IBN) would have been to show it (the cash for votes tape) and let people draw their own conclusions."
What is there in the five tapes submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee by CNN-IBN on July 23? According to sources, there are three key sequences:
- Footage of SP MP Reoti Raman Singh declaring that the three BJP MPs—Ashok Argal, Mahavir Bhagora and Faggan Singh Kulaste—would be rewarded Rs 3 crore each in return for abstaining from voting.
- The second sequence shows two men driving into Argal’s house in a Maruti Gypsy with "a bag full of money". There is a videograph of the serial number of the first and last note in each bundle...