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No connection with phone tapping: Rajiv Shukla
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | January 07, 2006 10:42 IST
Last Updated: January 07, 2006 17:06 IST
Rajiv Shukla, journalist turned politician and congress member of Rajya Sabha, has denied the allegations levelled against him by Amar Singh, general secretary of the Samajvadi party in the telephone tapping case.
Singh had accused a leading industrialist and a journalist politician for conspiring with top bureaucrats of the prime minister's office for engineering his phone tapping.
"I have given the names to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh," Singh told newspersons. Singh has been contacting various chief ministers including Miss J Jayalalithaa for mustering support for his cause.
"One day he accused the congress president Sonia Gandhi, the next day it was the national security advisor M K Narayanan and then came Mrs Ambika Soni and now it is me. This is ridiculous. I think the best thing under the circumstances is to simply ignore the man who is trying to hog the limelight in the television and print media by making such baseless allegations," an indignant Shukla said.
"What is there in the taps that this man is so rattled, they ask the newspersons," Shukla said.