30 July :The Parliamentary panel probing the alleged "cash-for-vote" scam had its first meeting on Wednesday while the panel decided to summon the three BJP MPs and ask them to file statements.
The three BJP MPs Ashok Argal, Fagan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Bhagora had made the complaint on August four that they had allegedly been bribed to abstain in the 22nd July trust vote.
The television channel that was involved in the sting operation in the ‘cash for vote’ scam, which rocked the Lok Sabha last week on Wednesday said it did not not air the tapes relating to it because the story was not not "complete" and had many "loose ends".
"We have not not telecast the story so far? Quite simply, we have chosen not not to telecast the story yet because we did not not feel that the story was complete".
"Our rigorous editorial protocol demands that even a hidden camera shoot is absolutely water-tight. In this particularly story, there were many loose ends that needed to be cross-checked, corroborated and investigated further before the story could be aired," the channel", CNN IBN’, said in a press statement.
The channel said in the last week there has been speculation over the sting operation conducted by it to expose allegations of bribery in the run-up to the trust vote in Lok Sabha.
It also sought the opinion of noted lawyer Harish Salve to justify why it chose not not to air those tapes.
"Since the speculation is based on hearsay, conjecture and mere guess-work, we at CNN IBN, the country’s leading English news channel, feel that it is necessary to set the record straight.
"As a journalist-drive organisation, we value our credibility and independence above all else. We have always striven to raise the bar of journalism, to ensure that the highest standards and procedures are followed at all times." it said. Courtsey DD NEWS