Congress MP is not even an Indian!!

By Sanchit on Friday, January 15, 2010

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New Delhi: In March 2006, CNN-IBN had shown documents proving that former Congress MP from Tezpur, Assam, Moni Kumar Subba had lied about his age, his nationality and brought to light the fact that he is wanted in a murder case in Nepal.

However, not only has no action been taken, but Subba is one of the longest running MPs in the country - winning from the Tezpur Lok Sabha seat three times. He is a lottery baron turned politician and was one of the richest candidates in the fray last time.

Now, the Supreme Court has taken note of the oversight and has asked the CBI to take action against the Congress MP. The court ordered this while disposing off a petition against him.

Subba has for 16 years lied that he is an Indian. The truth is he is a Nepalese, and he is a criminal. A report by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) says Subba is a Nepali national originally named Moni Raj Limbo, who escaped from the Illam prison in Nepal while serving sentence for murder.

Subba has always insisted that he is not Limbo though his brother and father use the surname. But Subba himself has given his game away.

In an affidavit filed before the Tezpur magistrate's court on October 3, 1985, the politician admitted that Moni Raj Limbo and Moni Kumar Subba are the same person.

A CNN-IBN investigation in March 2006 exposed Subba for lying about his place of birth and hiding his Nepalese identity. The birth certificate is the only document Subba has to prove his Indian citizenship, but the CNN-IBN investigation established that the certificate was a fake and that he is a foreign national.

The certificate says Subba was born on March 16, 1958 in Dabgram, West Bengal, which is bizarre, as the document was issued 40 years later on October 28, 1998. Salil Sarkar, the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Dabgram, confirmed this to CNN-IBN.



Now this brings us to the question "What is the criteria by congress to select candidates?"

Money power of candidate which would have been used for campaigning looks to be the cause here. But some other criteria's by them for selecting candidates can be viewed in the following post-