Operation Duryodhan, Part 7
Director: Aaj Tak, Cobrapost
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V: Date: November 9, 2005
Place: 14, North Avenue, New Delhi
Lalchandra takes the money, and questions in parliament
V: This is the second meeting of the reporter with the BSP Lok Sabha MP. First of all, there is a discussion on the questions to be asked in Lok Sabha.
Lalchandra (MP): Are these the questions?
R: No, there's more.
R: This is related to the the agreement that was signed between India and Pakistan during 2004-05 and the affairs with SAARC countries.
V: After a conversation about the questions, the reporter gave Rs. 10,000 to the MP as an advance. Now take a look at the video.
R: Chandrabhan, give us an empty envelope. I have Rs. 10,000 with me now [as] advance.
[continues] Now we will speak to you directly and not get him into this. Here's Rs. 10,000 as advance.
[continues] And 15... the last time we gave you Rs. 25,000. The association said that there has been a lot of expenditure but no work has been done.
R: We have been waiting in hope. Now if I say anything, they will get angry.
[continues] Is 10,000 okay? I will come and give you 15,000 once the session begins again.
MP: [If] you [have] finished counting, give me.
V: Date: May 4, 2005
Place: 14, North Avenue, New Delhi.
Lalchandra takes money, question about FCRA
V: The reporter is waiting in the drawing room of BSP MP Lalchandra. Lalchandra comes to his drawing room in some time.
V: His personal secretary Chandrabhan Gupta introduces the reporter as a representative of NISMA, a small scale industries' organization.
[continues] The reporter tells him that she has come to ask him to table a few questions in Lok Sabha.
MP: What are they?
R: There are a few questions that need to be tabled.
[continues] One is that, the total amount... they are written in English but...
MP: Give it here.
R: Let me read it out once. 'The total amount of money that has come in and to whom under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in the last 10 years'...
V: After talking about the questions, the reporter keeps Rs. 25,000 in a transparent packet on a desk in front of the MP, calling it a 'gift'.
V: Take a look at this video.
R: This is a small gift.
MP: No no, after it is done.
R: It's like...
MP: You keep it.
E: Then after this...
MP: The way these people work is...
R: Please guide us.
MP: These people have a system wherein there is no trouble. Work is work, you can keep the equations from your own end.
R: Please tell us one more thing, what are the kinds of questions...
MP: Give me a pen.
R: ...and what we can...
MP: What is your address?
R: We are from Muradabad.
MP: No, no, tell me your name.
R: Take it down as Namita.
Anchor (A): Operation Duryodhan is on on Aaj Tak. In an operation that lasted for nearly 7 months, you have seen until now how BSP MP Narendra Kumar Kushwaha,
YG Mahajan talks about 377 and 194. kids in the house.
[continues] BJP MP Annasaheb M K Patil, RJD MP Manoj Kumar and Congress MP Ramsevak Singh, BJP MP Suresh Chandel and...
[continues] BSP MP Lalchandra accepted bribes to ask questions in Lok Sabha.
A: Now we will show you the part of BJP MP Y G Mahajan.
V: Y G Mahajan has been elected on a BJP ticket from Jalgaon. In 1999, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time.
[continues] He is the head of Jalgaon district council and a member of Agriculture and Human Resource Development suggestions committee.
V: Born on May 12, 1941, Mahajan has studied till B. Ed.
[continues] Date: October 27, 2005.
Place: 192, North Avenue.
V: This drawing room that echoes of squeals of children is that of flat no. 192, North Avenue.
V: Here's where BJP MP Y G Mahajan lives.
[continues] The reporter is called to one of the rooms inside the flat.
V: ...where Mr. Mahajan is sitting on the bed. MP Mahajan offered that if he was given all the information, he can also bring up the small scale industries' issue under Article 377,
[continues] ...or ensure a discussion under article 194 for half an hour.
MP: This can come under [article] 377.
MP: And if the matter is such that [you] want discussed under 194...
R: What is 194?
MP: A discussion can take place for half an hour over small scale industries.
MP: If we give a point...
MP: ...that this needs to be deliberated upon, then I will send it over to the Parliament.
Now, the committee that heads it, [if] it wants this to be done, it will be discussed for half an hour. I give the first address.
V: After this conversation, the reporter starts counting Rs. 10,000 to give to the MP. Very respectfully, Mahajan asks what the need for that was.
[continues] And very respectfully, takes the envelope from the reporter's hand and keeps it behind himself.
R: I had got you a small gift.
MP: Arre there is no need for this.
R: All right? Here's it. Please count it.
MP: There is no need for this, madam.
R: I can't ask Harishji that I had given Rs. 25,000, if it was all right, if it was it less or more.
[continues] When I gave it to you for the first time, I thought of asking you directly. Rs. 10,000 is an advance for the questions to be asked in the next session.
R: I will give the balance of Rs. 15,000 later.
V: Date: May 19, 2005
Place: 192, North Avenue.
patents for jamun and karela, bio piracy, pesticides question.
V: Personal assistant and broker Harish takes the reporter to flat no. 192. After some time, BJP MP Y G Mahajan comes out into the drawing room.
V: Reporter talks to him about the patents of bitter gourd, jamun, brinjal and turmeric abroad.
R: There are a few small questions related to small scale industries that I wanted to give to you.
MP: No, I have told him that whatever you will give us, we will take that up in the Parliament.
R: This is related to the patents of the small scale industries of bitter gourd and jamun.
[continues] ...that how many cases of bio-piracy like that of grant of patent, how do European patent office in the New York based MNC W & Grace...
[continued] ...on the use of (?) and fungicide has been detected in the last two decades.
R: That is one and the rest, you...
MP: Keep giving me material and I will keep bringing it up.
V: Date: August 22, 2005.
Place: 192, North Avenue, New Delhi.
V: The reporter thanks [the MP] for getting answers to the questions raised in the Lok Sabha. Then she asks if he received Rs. 25,000 that was given to Harish.
[continues] Mahajan says that he received it.
R: Thank you so much. There were a lot of questions, around 10-12.
MP: Oh no no, whenever you give me, I will keep bringing it up.
R: I had given Rs. 25,000 to Harish. Did you get it or not?
MP: Yes, he gave it to me.
R: He gave it?
R: Was the amount all right?
MP: There was no need for it. [laughs]
V: Mahajan is now ready to be of more help to the small scale industry. He says that he will bring it up under article 377 so that many MPs can contribute.
[continues] He also adds that he will bring up more questions in the November session of Parliament.
MP: How many cases of bio...
MP: I will bring this up too. In two days...
MP: It will be good if this falls under 377.
R: What is the procedure for this? Do you have to tell them beforehand?
MP: Yes. I will now write it on my letterhead.
R: All right.
MP: Then there is a draw.
MP: If I make it in the draw, I will read it out in 377. Otherwise I will bring it up in the next session.
R: I will get to know of it through Harishji. You have given plenty of our questions. Now even I don't remember which ones have been listed.
MP: Yes, I will tell Harishji. He will keep it ready.
R: Yes, it will be nice if we get some answers.
V: The reporter, posing as the representative of NISMA, gave plenty of questions to MP Mahajan bring up in the Lok Sabha.
R: One is, 'The achievements of the scheme of integrated infrastructure development launched in 1994 to small scale industries to facilitate the location of industries in ruling backward areas.'
[continues] There was a question related to GAT (?).
V: 0mong these, the question related to infrastructure development of small scale industries was answered by the industries minister Mahavir Prasad on July 26 as the answer no. 243.