Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh tore into Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s litany of allegations in Mumbai on Sunday. A day earlier, Mayawati had accused the SP general secretary of trying to frame her by using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the disproportionate assets case and influencing key appointments.
“I haven’t negotiated for any posts. In fact, according to the law, the Leader of Opposition LK Advani and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have the power to select the CBI director,” he said.
He also chose to deride the chief of the saffron combine. “We are not into power play. But we prefer Manmohan Singh to communalists like Advani and imperialists like George Bush who are the bigger threats,” he said.
Singh also screened a 15-minute video of UP police officer KK Diwedi, who he claimed was allegedly sent by Mayawati to meet him for a statement regarding a land deal case. In the film, Diwedi confesses to be acting at the behest of Mayawati.
Talking about the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, he questioned why Mayawati had not asked UP ADG Brijlal to resign for the character assassination of Aarushi Talwar. He also blamed her of victimising UP inspector Dhirendra Rai, who had probed charges against her in the disproportionate assets case. Rai was recalled from the CBI after Mayawati came back to power in May last year.