Tytler demands CBI probe into shoe-throwing incident
Suspecting a conspiracy to oust him from the Lok Sabha poll race, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler demanded a CBI probe into the incident of shoe-throwing by a journalist on Home Minister P Chidambaram which led to the party's withdrawal of his candidature.delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2009 15:55 IST
Suspecting a conspiracy to oust him from the Lok Sabha poll race, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the incident of shoe-throwing by a journalist on Home Minister P Chidambaram which led to the party's withdrawal of his candidature.
"The premier agency should investigate to find out who coaxed journalist Jarnail Singh to throw his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram, triggering into a spate of demonstrations in no time. There seems to be more than that meets the eye," Tytler told PTI here.
Tytler said he suspected that some vested interests were keen to oust him from the general elections and also destroy his political career.
Jarnail Singh, a scribe with a Hindi daily, had hurled a shoe at Chidambaram in the AICC office during a press conference in New Delhi on April 7, protesting against CBI's clean chit to Tytler, an accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
The shoe had, however, missed the Home Minister, but Tytler's role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots came to the centre stage once again forcing Congress to drop him along with another candidate Sajjan Kumar, who was also allegedly involved in the riots.
Tytler countered the allegations by saying that there was not a single affidavit filed in the court which could prove his involvement in the riots.