Monday, May 31, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Sorry to Mayawati, Cong; SP conspired against me: Amar Singh

Sorry to Mayawati, Cong; SP conspired against me: Amar Singh
Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, May 30, 2010

Charging Samajwadi Party leaders with conspiring against him, expelled
party leader Amar Singh today apologised to Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati and the Congress party for accusing them of framing
him in a Rs 500 crore financial fraud case.

"Fellow bloggers, this is my last blog posting on my previous party,
the Samajwadi Party. I want to apologise to Chief Minister Mayawati
because it was not she but the brother and son of SP supremo (Mulayam
Singh Yadav) who got me framed in the case lodged at Babupurva police
station (in Kanpur)," Singh said.

"The truth came to light after two brothers of a leading Mumbai-based
industrial family ended hostilities," he said apparently referring to
the Ambani brothers.

His latest blog posting is being seen as an effort to mend relations
with the BSP and Congress.

Singh claimed after the two brothers ended their rivalry, the
conspirators gave him all the details as they were worried about being

"The two (brothers) would now set the matter straight with people who
have benefited from their rivalry," he added.

He said he felt "shameful" for accusing Mayawati and Congress party
when fingers were pointed towards him in the fraud case.

Singh said what he has mentioned in the blog cannot be denied as he
has documentary evidence, which he would bring before the people.

Claiming he was framed to damage his political prospects, Singh
alleged an SP office bearer was paid Rs seven crore for the purpose.
He, however, did not elaborate on this point.

In October last year, an FIR was lodged against Singh and his wife
Pankaja in Kanpur in connection with a fraud amounting to about Rs 500

In his 12-page document, the complainant, advocate Shiv Kant Tiwari
alleged that between 2003-2008 the couple amalgamated their companies
with other holdings and had amassed nearly Rs 500 crore in the

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