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I am not afraid of blackmail: Amar Singh

He alleged that a big industrialist and a journalist-turned MP were involved in the "conspiracy".

india Updated: Jan 06, 2006 18:54 IST
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Under Congress attack in the phone-tapping issue, embattled Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Friday demanded that the tapes purported to show him in poor light be made public and alleged that a big industrialist and a journalist-turned MP were involved in the "conspiracy".

"I am not afraid of blackmail and will expose those behind the entire operation," he said addressing a press conference here shortly after he told the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the industrialist and the MP behind the operation.

"The whole thing (against me) is produced and directed by 10-Janpath," Singh alleged and demanded that it should be made public.

He claimed that at least 60 tapes involving leaders of different political parties, including that of BJP and Congress were in the possession of Sonia Gandhi and said he would be meeting non-congress leaders to caution them.

He alleged that the entire phone-tapping plan was executed by AICC general secretary Ambika Soni, former aide of Sonia Gandhi --Pulak Chaterjee, Principal Secretary (Home) Delhi Government R Narayanswami, the Journalist MP and several other associated with 10-Janpath. Congress and the Central government have already denied the charge.

The Samajwadi Party leader, who yesterday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, said he would be meeting President APJ Abdul Kalam shortly. He will also meet TDP chief Chadrababu Naidu, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other non-congress leaders, Singh said.