CD issue: Won’t take action against media, says Amar Singh

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has said he would not initiate action against news channels if contents of the controversial CDs allegedly containing his telephonic conversations are aired by them.

Updated: May 15, 2011, 14:34 PM IST

Azamgarh: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar
Singh has said he would not initiate action against news
channels if contents of the controversial CDs allegedly
containing his telephonic conversations are aired by them.

"The said CD is unauthorised and even the government has
accepted the fact. Under such circumstances if the contents
of the CD are aired by television channels, then I will take
no action," Singh told reporters after a programme at
Jahanaganj on Saturday night.

He claimed that when his telephonic conversations were
tapped 24 hours for a year, a CD was prepared after picking
words from his various conversations and splicing them.

"When the solicitor general and attorney general had said
that the CD is unauthorised what can I say on that," founder
of Lok Manch party said.

The Supreme Court had on May 11 lifted its 2006 gag order
on the media for broadcasting and publishing contents of the
taped conversations of Singh with top politicians, Bollywood
stars and corporate tycoons.

PTI