Amar disowns his ‘Man Friday’

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh on Monday, Aug 4, attempted to disassociate himself from Sanjiv Saxena, the man who delivered the initial “bribe” amount of Rs 1 crore to three BJP MPs for abstaining from the trust vote, and claimed that he was working at the behest of the BSP’s Shahid Siddiqui and BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley.

A day after the BJP produced evidences to prove that Mr Saxena was Mr Amar Singh’s man and, hence, was working on his behalf, the SP general secretary, who is at the centre of the bribery scandal, came out with his own CD “implicating” the BJP leadership.

Besides carrying former union minister Faggan Singh Kulaste’s audio-visual recording to suggest that the entire “whistle-blowing” operation had been engineered by the BJP, it also had an alleged sting on Mr Saxena, in which he was heard telling that the bribery operation was a collusive work of Mr Siddiqui and Mr Jaitley.

The CD was shown to mediapersons at a press conference organised at New Delhi on Monday, Aug 4, afternoon at union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s official residence. Among those rubbing shoulders with Mr Amar Singh were his party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav, railways minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, besides Mr Paswan.