Stung by the FIR filed against him for alleged financial fraud, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Friday said he will file a criminal defamation case against Uttar Pradesh government and Chief Minister Mayawati.
"I will file a criminal defamation case against the Uttar Pradesh government and Chief Minister Mayawati. The allegations made against me by the state government are very serious.
"It has been alleged that my companies have granted favours to various state government departments and indulged in siphoning off funds. I challenge Mayawati to come up with proofs substantiating these allegations," the SP general secretary told reporters here.
He said the case to be filed by him would also be on behalf of actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has been named in the FIR as a director of one of Singh's companies.
An FIR was lodged on Thursday at Babupurwa police station in Kanpur, accusing the SP general secretary and his wife of amalgamating companies for converting black money into white, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal had told PTI.
Singh said his companies are listed with the Bombay Stock Exchange and he himself is not a director of any of the companies mentioned in the FIR.