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Diary charges: Jaitley says falsehood and forgeries can never influence polls

Accusing the Congress of passing off forged and fabricated photocopies as B S Yeddyurappa s diary, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said falsehood and forgeries cannot influence polls as voters are wiser than politicians. The Congress on Friday sought an investigation by the Lokpal into a media report that alleged bribes of Rs 1,800 crore were paid to BJP s top brass by former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The allegations were based on photocopies of BSY s purported diary which were submitted to the tax department. Observing that the forged and fabricated photocopies manufactured and provided by the Congress party were passed off as BSY s diary, Jaitley stressed falsehood and forgeries can never influence a poll. Just as voters are wiser than politicians, they are also wiser than those who ride on the caravan of falsehood and forgeries. In his blog titled The Opposition s Caravan Achieves a New Low From Falsehood to Forgery , the minister also accused some ...


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