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Centre planning raids on Amar

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the Central investigation agencies had planned to conduct raids on Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and some of his associates. Yadav called upon party workers to launch an agitation if this happened. Addressing newsmen here at the party headquarters on Tuesday, Yadav said the operation was likely to be carried out at the instance of the Congress within four-five days. He said he had earlier exposed the UPA plan to tap Amar Singh?s phones.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 01:20 IST

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the Central investigation agencies had planned to conduct raids on Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and some of his associates. Yadav called upon party workers to launch an agitation if this happened.

Addressing newsmen here at the party headquarters on Tuesday, Yadav said the operation was likely to be carried out at the instance of the Congress within four-five days. He said he had earlier exposed the UPA plan to tap Amar Singh’s phones.

Refusing to name the agency tasked to conduct the raids, Yadav said he had specific information in this connection. Amar Singh and another general secretary Beni Prasad Verma were also present at the press conference. Yadav said the UPA government had been conspiring against the SP leaders and moves were afoot to create problems.

He said the UPA government had adopted a revengeful attitude against the party leaders, including himself targeted in a property matter. He said while there were desperate moves on his property, which according to him was legal, there was no investigation against the Congress leaders who had amassed huge fortunes. Yadav said, “Mere paas gai, bhains, bael hain, doodh, dahi mattha aur daal, kuch kharidna nahin padta (I have cows, buffalos, bulls, milk, curd and other eatables which were not bought from the market).

The Congress leader did not have all these things, he added.

Yadav also came to the rescue of former foreign minister K Natwar Singh over the oil-for-food scam. He said Hamadan Exports director Andalib Sehgal had repeatedly told the Pathak commission that money was not given to Natwar Singh.

But in order to protect main beneficiary, the Congress, Natwar Singh had been framed in the case.

He said in the past raids were also conducted on Sukhram, Om Prakash Chautala, J Jayalalithaa and Charababu Naidu, but nothing happened to them.
Referring to the property case against him pending in the Supreme Court, the chief minister said he had already declared his property in the affidavit during the assembly elections. Yadav said the repressive policies of the UPA government would not be tolerated and the party would give befitting reply.