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Cobrapost exposes MPs lobbying for a fictitious oil firm

Dec 12, 2013 11:34 PM IST Politics Politics

In its latest undercover investigation, codenamed operation Falcon Claw, investigative website Cobrapost has exposed a bunch of parliamentarians who are willing to not only write recommendation letters but also lobby with the Union Ministry of Petroleum for a foreign company to help it secure oil exploration and rigging rights in the Northeast. In all 11 MPs from the Congress Party, the BJP, the JDU, AIADMK and BSP are on camera willing to help the company set up shop in India. However, BJP MP Hari Mamjhi who was also caught in the sting operation outrightly denied the charges by calling them baseless.