New Delhi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday visited Tihar jail to meet two former party MPs and L K Advani's ex-aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, currently under judicial custody in the cash-for-votes case, to express solidarity with them.

"It is the festive occasion of Diwali but our innocent people are sitting inside while the real culprits continue to rule," Swaraj told reporters before she entered the jail complex here.

The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha said, "The least we can do is meet our people, tell them that we stand by them.

It is a festive day, we can give them some sweets and let them know we care."

Former BJP MPs Mahavir Bhagora and Faggan Singh Kulaste along with Kulkarni were arrested by Delhi Police in the case related to alleged attempt to bribe MPs ahead of 2008 trust vote in Lok Sabha.

BJP MP Ashok Argal is also an accused in the case. Swaraj's visit came a day after another accused, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, got bail in the matter on health grounds.

After the meeting, Swaraj said that her jailed party colleagues continued to be in high spirits.

"One thing which gave us satisfaction is that they are in high spirits and they have told us to not worry too much about them. They also said told us that they were proud of what they had done," Swaraj said.

The BJP maintains that its MPs had acted as whistleblowers and exposed attempts to buy MPs to win the July 22, 2008 trust vote.

(Agencies)