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I have full information on cash-for-vote scam: Amar

delhi Updated: Nov 08, 2011 23:48 IST
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Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh claimed on Tuesday that he has “full information” about the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, but refuses to comment as the matter is sub-judice.

“I won't comment on the case that is pending with the courts,” the former Samajwadi Party leader said.

On the controversial CD issue, Singh wants the Delhi police to explain why they are not taking action against lawyers Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan, when it has been found that the CD involving the two lawyers is “genuine”.

The controversial CD relates to a telephone conversation between Shanti Bhushan and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, when the senior Bhushan is purported to have offered to manage a judge through his lawyer son Prashant.

“Their place is in Tihar jail and not next to Anna Hazare. If they can send me to jail (in cash-for-vote scam), then why not them, I fail to understand,” Singh asked.

Charging that home minister P Chidambaram was “afraid” of taking action against Prashant Bhushan, Singh said if that is the case, Chidambaram should term the CD as “fake” and “end the matter”.

He also slammed Team Anna for dubbing all politicians as corrupt but failing to provide an alternative to the people. "They should suggest an alternative, such as how the JP movement provided an alternative post-Emergency,” Singh said.

Singh, who was undergoing treatment under judicial custody at the AIIMS, was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on October 24 on “humanitarian grounds”.