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I don't know the mole's name: Jaswant Singh

August 01, 2006 22:19 IST

After triggering a huge controversy, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh said on Tuesday night that he did not know the name of the mole in the Prime Minister's Office who had leaked nuclear secrets in 1995.

"I don't. I have never claimed that I knew the name of the mole. It is the media which has claimed that I knew it and I was hiding," Singh told NDTV.

He was replying to a question whether he had the name of the mole in the PMO during P V Narasimha Rao's tenure.

But when questioned as to on what basis he had ruled out V S Arunachalam, a former scientific adviser to the defence minister and some others as the mole, Singh said because he thought Arunachalam was not by any account a mole.

About his statement at a press conference that the mole no longer lived in India, he said he had said that about the person who had written the letter to a former US Ambassador in India. "The media misinterpreted me. Perhaps I did not communicate this in the din," Singh said.

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Sub: Jaswant is lair

If he dont know the name of mole then how & why he has written about all this. Either he is doing this for just ...

Posted by Ajay Amge

Sub: Why this drama?

I ever had due respect for you. Now, why this drama? It confuses me - once you say that you'll tell it only to the ...

Posted by Sukhen K Mitra

Sub: all politicians are mole

all politicians are mole

Posted by amar

Sub: Jaswant Singh look at your health in your remaining days

India can produce people like Jaswant singh only who wants free publicity. Media should write more about Jawan who fight for us at border and ...

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Sub: Joke

This whole issue has turned out to be a big loss of face for Jaswant Singh and the BJP. Mr Singh might try his luck ...

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