Former MP from Rajasthan, Mahaveer Bhagora, who had alleged that he was bribed to support the trust vote for Manmohan Singh’s government was among the two former BJP MPs jailed with Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday.

Bhagora became the BJP’s face in the Congress-dominated tribal belt of Rajasthan by clinching the Salumber seat reserved for Schedule Tribe in 2004.

He was repeated by the party again, from Udaipur, but lost to young Congress candidate Raghuveer Singh Meena in 2009 general elections in spite of using the cash-for-vote scam as a campaign tool to promote his chances against the Congress candidate.

His colleagues in Udaipur said that he did not have the prudence of taking legal assistance in the case. “When he left for Delhi a few days back, he predicted that Amar Singh’s days are over. But, he himself couldn’t foresee his own arrest; he could have applied for an anticipatory bail,” a senior BJP leader Chaplot said.