Ealing MP Virendra Sharma when accused of taking a bung for a dinner celebrating his victory protested:
“I vehemently deny the false allegations that you refer to in your email and that have appeared in various media. I have never received a donation from Indiatourism and have therefore never been liable to make a declaration in the Parliamentary register of members’ interests.”
Subsequent to this blanket denial Guido obtained the cheque below from India Tourism made out to the Monsoon Banqueting Suites in Southall where the celebration dinner was held:
Accepting donations from foreign sources is illegal under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Gotcha!