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Saptrishi forced to abandon press meet

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 08, 2005 18:05 IST

L V Saptrishi, who shot to fame for his allegations against the two Elections Commissioners B B Tandon and N Gopalaswamy, found himself in yet another controversy.

Saptarishi, who was Special Observer to the Chapra polls, in a letter to the Union law minister, alleged that polls were countermanded at the behest of Bharatiya Janata Party chief L K Advani in collusion with two ECs.

Saptrishi was scheduled to hold a press conference in India International Centre in New Delhi on Sunday. However, the Indian Administrative officerdid notbook the venue.

So while he was addressing journalists, IIC official Lalit Joshi approached him to furnish details of the bookings.

Saptrishi claimed the booking was made by a man staying at the IIC guesthouse. "You can check it out," he added.

While the officials were checkinghis claim, the IAS officer left the press conference.

"I would like to inform the media that this press conference was totally unauthorised," Joshi was heard telling reporters.

Earlier reports:
Chapra order is above board, says CEC
Lalu seeks two ECs' resignation
EC issue: BJP questions official's motive

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Sub: Saptarishi's allegations

I would'nt be surprised if Saptarishi, who is close to retirement, is accommodated politically by Laloo Prasad Yadav because of his helpfully delayed 'memory recall'. ...

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