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BSP man asked Rs 5 cr to change statement: Amar Singh

September 25, 2008 12:48 IST

Giving a new twist to the cash-for-vote scam, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh [Images] on Tuesday claimed that a BSP worker demanded Rs 5 crore to change his version before a Parliamentary panel probing the matter.

Azmat Ali, described by Singh as a BSP worker, had gone to Singh's residence this morning and allegedly demanded the hefty amount for changing his statement he had given to the panel, the SP leader claimed at a press conference.

Singh claimed that Ali came to his residence at around 8:30 am and said he could save the reputation of the SP leader by giving a favourable statement to the panel, which is probing the July 22 cash-for-vote scam that rocked Lok Sabha.

 According to Singh, Ali was to depose before the panel this afternoon to give his version and the BSP leader demanded Rs 5 crore.

 Ali was picked up for questioning by police from the residence of Singh. 

Also See: The scam that rocked the country

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