Operation Duryodhan, Part 2
Director: Aaj Tak, Cobrapost
Duration: 00:10:49; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 3.150; Saturation: 0.055; Lightness: 0.433; Volume: 0.276; Cuts per Minute: 21.060; Words per Minute: 70.571
Voiceover (V): Date- October 11, 2005
Place: Shahjahan Road, New Delhi.
V: In the posh Shah Jahan Road of New Delhi, BJP MP Annasaheb MK Patil lives at a beautiful bungalow AV 88.
V: To reach to the bottom of the cash-for-question scam and bringing up issues through other means, when the reporter met the Member of Parliament at this house...
[continues] she thanked him for a question that she had sent having appeared in the 'star' category.
Reporter (R): What I have to first discuss is, all the questions that had come out, the question of yours that had come in the star...
MP: Yeah, yeah.
R: And there was another one that had come out. That was...I will just tell you...
[continues] That was... here. The details pertaining to the performance in credit rating.
V: The reporter proposed to pay Rs. 10,000 more. To this, Annasaheb asked to keep the money on the table in front of them.
V: But interestingly, later he put the money under the very seat that the reporter was sitting on.
R: I got 10,000 with me right now.
MP: Keep it here.
R: Yeah. I will just count it so that... six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
MP: Keep it there.
MP: Below the seat.
R: Below the seat, is it?
I have kept it below the seat here.
V: BJP MP Annasaheb also said later that every month, he will charge Rs. (?) thousand.
V: Then he said that if more MPs are to be roped in, then it will cost Rs. 50,000.
R: You are all right with the monthly?
MP: Yeah, it should be more.
R: Like how much?
MP: Minimum 40.
R: 40,000 at the beginning of the month for the questions. The questions could be ten, could be eight, could be five, any number.
[continues] That is not a problem?
MP: Yeah, yeah.
R: Any number of questions you will sign for that amount.
MP: But if you want a proper group, then tell them 50k.
R: For instance, you are saying ten people will put it. So 50,000 for ten poeple. That will be fine?
V: Date: November 6, 2005
Place: A five star hotel.
V: MP Annasaheb Patil is in a hotel to meet the executive director of the fake organization NISRA.
V: In a unique style, Annasaheb says, 'Money is party.'
MP: Any law or any (?)
Navratan (N): Yeah? Across party lines?
MP: Across party, what is there in party?
MP: Nothing... money is the party.
N: Nothing... money is the party.
MP: That's it.
Anchor (A): In this way, in order to regularly pose questions on the small scale industries, Annasaheb charged Rs. 50,000 per month, amounting to Rs. 6 lakh a year.
[continues] In addition, he asked for Rs. 10-15 lakhs seperately for elections.
MP: How much will you charge on a monthly basis?
N: You tell me. Whatever you want.
MP: Look, even you have to be helpful.
N: Yes. What is the... what would your estimate be...
[continues] because Parliament is in session 4-5 months in a year, whatever it is. But we will deal throughout the year.
N: Yeah, that is the... nature of relationship.
MP: I think it should be a minimum of (?), so a minimum of Rs. 50,000.
N: Done, sir. That is not a problem because we want trusted people...
[continues] even if they are very small. 2-3 trusted people, that is enough.
MP: No no, I won't get such people. And this I am not taking. When my elections are nearby, I will bother (contact) you.
V: Date- November 6, 2005.
Place - Shahjahan Road, New Delhi.
V: Actually, Patil was going to be out for a few days.
[continued] He signed these forms and gave it together to the reporter so that in his absence, she could send the questions directly to the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
R: These are 19.
MP: 19. In 9 days you can...
R: 9 days I can...
MP: 10 days. 10 days.
R: Keep putting two questions from...
MP: Everyday, but before 10 o'clock.
V: Two questions that MP Patil was given by the reporter posing as a NISMA representative were:
R: Whether the government of India of small scale industries would respond to the following:
[continues] In respect to the small scale industries would respond to the following difficulties faced by small scale industries, SMEs.
R: That was... here. The details pertaining to the performance and credit rating...
V: Among these, the questions related to the income beyond the purview of small scale industries and credit rating...
[continued] were answered in writing by the small scale industries minister Mahavir Prasad on July 26 in the Lok Sabha.
V: The numbers of these are 21 and 294.
V: That some questions were answered by many MPs is a matter of coincidence.
A: ...how some MPs have been violating the codes of the Parliament.