Amar Singh being framed: Mulayam

July 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday came out in support of his former party general secretary Amar Singh, saying he was being “framed” in the cash-for-votes scam of 2008.

Addressing a press conference here, Mulayam Singh showed sympathy towards his ex-colleague, who was expelled from the the party after the relations between the two turned sour.

“Injustice is being done with Amar Singh. It is a conspiracy to trouble him and he is being framed in the case,” he said.

“What was the benefit for us? Was the Samajwadi Party being included in the government? Were we getting ministers posts?” he asked.

Amar Singh has been alleged to be involved in the cash-for-votes scam of 2008 after his former aide Sanjeev Saxena was found involved in transfer of money to some MPs. The MPs alleged they were paid the money to abstain from voting in the trust vote sought by the then Manmohan Singh government, after the Left’s withdrawal of support.

Amar Singh was quizzed by the Delhi Police’s crime branch Monday.

“Amar Singh is being trapped, he is innocent,” reiterated Mulayam Singh. “We only voted to save the government.”

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