Cash for votes scam: Sudheendra Kulkarni sent to Tihar Jail

Sudheendra Kulkarni , a former key aide to BJP leader L. K. AdvaniĀ  was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody in connection with the 2008 cash for votes scam.

Sudheendra Kulkarni, who has been sent to Tihar Jail till October 1, appeared in a Delhi court earlier in the day in response to its summons for his alleged role in the cash-for-vote scam and sought interim bail, claiming that he was "a whistle blower" with a motive to expose corruption.

He said he was ready to go to jail if that was a consequence of his attempt to expose the UPA government's alleged willingness to buy votes to stay in power.

Kulkarni, a senior columnist, functioned in the Prime Minister's office during the NDA Government.

The cash-for-votes scam had rocked proceedings in the Lok Sabha in 2008, when the ruling UPA Government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, allegedly bribed lawmakers of other parties to help winning the confidence vote.

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