I acted on instructions of SP chief: Amar Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 21:57

New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar
Singh on Wednesday admitted that he was asked by his party to
negotiate a deal with the UPA-I government at the time of the
crucial trust vote in 2008, which saw cash-for-vote scam.



"I was involved (in the deal) at that time as a member of
a particular political party. I was following the instruction
of the leader of the party," Singh, an unattached member of
the Rajya Sabha, said in the House.
Participating in the short duration discussion on Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement on the WikiLeaks expose on
cash-for-vote scam, the former SP General Secretary said he
was being described as a main player in the episode by Leader
of the Opposition Arun Jaitley.



"Jaitley alleged that I stuck the deal. The deal was stuck
at that time. Before the government supported the Nuclear
deal, CBI was conducting preliminary enquiry. I got involved
in this deal on an assurance that enquiry (by CBI) would be
stopped," he said.
Participating in the short duration discussion on Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement on the WikiLeaks expose on
cash-for-vote scam, the former SP General Secretary said he
was being described as a main player in the episode by Leader
of the Opposition Arun Jaitley.



"Jaitley alleged that I stuck the deal. The deal was stuck
at that time. Before the government supported the Nuclear
deal, CBI was conducting preliminary enquiry. I got involved
in this deal on an assurance that enquiry (by CBI) would be
stopped," he said.



First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 21:57

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