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Amar takes a dig at UPA

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 01:13 IST

SAMAJWADI PARTY general secretary Amar Singh on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress-led UPA Government over the Mumbai serial blasts. He said instead of gathering intelligence about SP leaders, the Centre should concentrate on national security.

Addressing newspersons here, Singh said the Congress had branded him, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav as “political terrorists”. He said all top agencies – the RAW, the Intelligence Bureau, the CBI and the Income Tax Department — had been deployed to gather information about them. Singh said “ham par raham karo” (have mercy on us) and use these agencies for the protection of the nation..

About the deliberations of the State executive committee meeting here, Singh enumerated the achievements of the Yadav Government.

He said during the last three years, the State Government had ensured all- round development.

But the Congress, he said, had launched a tirade against the State Government. Singh recalled that UPCC president Salman Khurshid and Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal had demanded the Yadav Government’s resignation after the terrorist attack on Ayodhya on July 5, 2005, but the SP would not make any such demand. Singh, however, said the Maharashtra Government should ensure communal harmony in the State. He said the Mumbai serial blasts were the result of total intelligence failure.

About an all-party meeting in Delhi on the Mumbai issue, Singh said the Samajwadi Party had not been invited, as there was a “political curfew” on the party leaders. Singh said Samajwadi Party leaders were being harassed so that the way could be paved for installation of ‘Raj Kumar’ (Rahul Gandhi) as the Prime Minister.

Singh said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members would submit their Income-Tax returns to the Supreme Court, but it would not be given to anybody else.

He said all the details of the assets had already been given to the Election Commission and nothing was hidden. Since the apex court had sought six years’ income tax  returns, it would be provided, he said and added it would not be given to former Prime Minister VP Singh, or suspended Samajwadi Part MP Raj Babbar.