To show up for FDI vote, Rekha wanted five-star room
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The UPA may have successfully managed the numbers in Parliament during the FDI debate last week, but one of its nominated members, Rekha, almost refused to turn up for the vote in the Rajya Sabha on the ground that she does not have suitable accommodation in the capital.
The rooms in Maharashtra Sadan, which she is entitled to as an MP, are clearly not to her liking. It was only after she was assured a room at a five-star hotel that she agreed to be attend the voting.
"It was not a bargain though... It was only at a personal level that a hotel suite was provided," said a Congress leader. It is not clear if the party or somebody else paid the hotel bills.
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