Accusing Uttar Pradesh government of implicating him in a false and fabricated case, SP General Secretary Amar Singh on Monday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Mayawati or action against guilty officers.
"I demand from Mayawati that either she should resign or take action against the officers responsible for lodging a fake FIR against me at Babupurwa police station in Kanpur district," he told reporters in Lucknow.
Referring to allegation against him that he had siphoned off funds through merger of companies, Singh said the merger questioned in the FIR was approved by the Company Law Board, Income Tax Department and the Kolkata High Court.
"Mayawati is corporate illiterate," he alleged.
The SP leader said he was only a shareholder in the companies named in the FIR and had nothing to do with their management as of now.
"I have no hitch in admitting that before entering politics, I was a businessman and it was my profession. After entering the politics, I tendered my resignation as director from the board of all companies as it was almost impossible to manage the affairs due to full time political involvements," he said.
Singh, who met Governor B L Joshi, said he had demanded that an inquiry should be ordered into the conspiracy being hatched to defame and malign him.
The SP leader said though the state government had said it had nothing to do with the case, its officers and ministers were in direct contact with the complainant Shivakant Tripathi much before the FIR was lodged.