Congress on Sunday suspended three MPs from Jharkhand, who were allegedly caught with a huge sum of money in the Howrah of West Bengal.
Congress had accused the BJP of trying to overthrow its coalition government in Jharkhand after the three MPs were arrested on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters here, Jharkhand party leader Avinash Pande said Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi had suspended the three MPs with immediate effect.
Acting on a tip, police on Saturday intercepted an SUV in which Congress MPs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari were traveling on National Highway 16 at Ranihati in Howrah and allegedly found a huge sum of cash in the vehicle.
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter on Saturday that the BJP’s “Operation Lotus” in Jharkhand is on display in Howrah tonight. The game plan of “Hum Do” in Delhi is to do in Jharkhand what they did in Maharashtra by setting up the duo.
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