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Raj Babbar meets V P Singh, Pawar

February 11, 2006 01:59 IST

Seeking to firm up a new political address after his suspension from Samajwadi Party, actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar Friday met former prime minister V P Singh and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar.

"I met the former prime minister and the NCP and Union Minister Pawar to apprise them about the voice I raised with regard to growing influence of middlemen and brokers in politics", Babbar, against whom the action was taken for his remarks against SP leader Amar Singh, told PTI.

Describing his meetings with the two leaders as "very encouraging", Babbar, who has announced that he would float a 'Samajwadi Manch' to carry forward his battle for a "clean and secular" polity, said V P Singh and Pawar were very appreciative of the issues raised by him.

The former prime minister told reporters after the meeting that he knows Babbar very well and "is a selfless man who has struggled with him. Today, he is not not raisingĀ  the question due to some selfish interests. Babbar did not ask any favour from me even when I was the prime minister".

The member of Parliament from Agra said the former prime minister has assured him of his support in his endeavour for clean politics.

Babbar, who had earler met Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders Prakash Karat and Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, said he would also meet other socialist leaders including George Fernandes, Satyadev Tripathy, Mohan Prakash, Madhukar Dighe, Rameshawar Singh and Aniruddha Singh.

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