The National Democratic Alliance convenor, George Fernandes, on Sunday said sacked Unit Trust of India chairman P S Subramanyam had been appointed to the post on the recommendation of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief, Jayalalithaa, in 1999.
"She (Jayalalithaa) gave the name. I myself wrote it down and forwarded it to Prime Minister's Office," Fernandes said.
"Jayalalithaa insisted on his name," Fernandes added, while responding to a question on Jayalalithaa's denial of having any 'nexus' with Subramanyam.
Meanwhile, the AIADMK on Sunday said there was not even an 'iota of truth' on the reports of nexus between the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and the former UTI chairman P Subramanyam.
AIADMK's organising secretary and Tamil Nadu education minister Thambidurai said the allegation was 'concocted' and said nobody would believe it.
He said it had become the habit of the BJP to accuse other parties whenever its legitimacy to govern becomes questionable and the BJP-led alliance becomes shaky.
"I am confident that when the whole truth relating to UTI scam is unravelled, the stock of BJP would have sunk to its lowest ebb," Thambidurai said.
He said it was 'surprising' that BJP, which was under severe attack over its 'unethical involvement' with the UTI scam issue, had chosen to point an accusing finger against Jayalalithaa.
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