My phones are being tapped: Jayalalithaa
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My phones are being tapped: Jayalalithaa

Jaya did not come out with the allegation earlier as she feared a flat denial by the Centre.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 16:23 IST

Amidst the phone-tapping row involving Samajwadi Party leaders, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said that she felt that her telephones, too, werebeing tapped by the Centre.

"I have so far refrained from making this public because I knew that there would be a flat denial by the Centre," she said in a statement after SP leader Amar Singh called on her at the state secretariat here.

Now that Amar Singh had furnished "solid proof" that the Centre had "organised" the tapping of the telephone of an "opposition political leader," there should be an immediate "impartial inquiry" into the entire matter and a detailed investigation to uncover the "conspiracy" behind this was called for at once, she said.

What was immediately required was that the responsibility had to be owned up at once by the Centre, Jayalalithaa said in the statement.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 16:23 IST