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Amar Singh Says Sorry to Mayawati, Congress

Charging Samajwadi Party leaders with conspiring against him, expelled party leader Amar Singh apologised to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and the Congress party for accusing them of framing him in a Rs 500 crore
PTI May 31, 2010 0:18 IST
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Charging Samajwadi Party leaders with conspiring against him, expelled party leader Amar Singh 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 exposed. "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 crore. 

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 process.PTI