Natwar vows to fight it out
Former external affairs minister says he will not allow PM to speak in Parliament, as he has not been allowed to do so.india Updated: Aug 07, 2006 20:38 IST
Claiming that he has done no wrong, a defiant Natwar Singh, indicted by the Pathak Inquiry Authority, on Monday said he would fight it out" and vowed not to allow Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to speak in Parliament because he was being stalled.
"Natwar will never become weak. I have never committed any wrong. I will fight inside and outside Parliament," Singh said outside his residence, hours after the Pathak report, which probed the Iraqi oil scam, was tabled in Parliament.
"Congress party is not letting me speak in Parliament. We will not let Manmohan Singh speak. I will not surrender. My struggle will continue," he said after a meeting with BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and JD(U)'s Digvijay Singh.
Alleging that he had become the victim of a "very big international conspiracy", Singh claimed the Pathak Inquiry Authority has "sacrificed" him and his son Jagat."