Republic Bharat’s Special Investigative Team (SIT) broke the biggest political investigation on Tuesday. With 23 days before the Indian electorate begins casting its vote in the General Election 2019, Operation Bikau Sansad, exposes how democracy is not safe and those responsible might just be amongst the ones sitting in Parliament.
In a series of on-camera sting operations, the Republic Bharat special investigation team has stung sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) from Congress, MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary from Jalandhar admitted to the party taking black money fand willing to exchange it for favours when it came power.
Here are the 5 big broad takeaways from the explosive sting:
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary says, "The process of procurement has become digital, which is why no one wants to take a risk. This has become risky now".
(Yeh contract vaghera jo hai, yeh sare ho gaye hai digital. Yeh online hogaye hai sab. Toh isme koi bhi risk nahi lena chahta. Yeh risky ho gaya hai kaam)
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary says," Just because of this single move of demonetisation, no one has any cash. Cash flow has stopped".
(Yeh ek jo yeh demonitisation hai iske vajah se kisi ke paas koi paise nahi hai. Cash flow bhi Khatam)
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary says," Those who have multiple illegal avenues of income, they must be having money. smuggling gangs, those who deal in drugs, they have money".
(Jo bohot number do ka kaam karte hai unke paas hoga. Smuggling karte hai drug karte hai unke paas paisa hai.)
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary says, "Yes, Those who have accumulated it over the years have no money due to demonitisation".
(Haan. Jinke paas pehle ekhta kiya hoga vo khatam).
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary says, "Okay, it is fine in elections".
(Election hai toh..)