Embroiled in a very CD controversy, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi nowadays resigned as chairman of a Parliamentary Committee and party spokesperson in a very injury management exercise prior the resumption of the budget session tomorrow.
53- year-old Singhvi, an eminent lawyer and a Rajya Sabha member, sent a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi informing her of his call 10 days once circulation of a CD purportedly involving him.
"I have done this solely to stop even the slightest doable Parliamentary disruption concerning the purported CDs being circulated regarding me.
"Since i'm a disciplined party soldier, I failed to assume it match to subject the party to any inconvenience on this account. All allegations are obviously baseless and false," he said in a very statement.
Singhvi acquired high profile once the committee headed by him came out with a report on the Lokpal last year on whose recommendation the govt brought a legislation on the difficulty.
Singhvi, who was began the AICC briefing last week, said that "canards and baseless" allegations were being unfold regarding alleged inappropriate conversations within the alleged CD.
"People inimically against me, who have assiduously spent over 10 days hearing, seeing, amplifying and distilling the CD found no vestige of any reference, not even remotely, to any illegality, corrupt observe or wrongdoing.
"Specifically, some sections of the print and visual media are spreading a falsehood just by repetition and hearsay that there's a reference within the CD to the promise of any post. nobody has heard any such reference within the CD. there's none just because it doesn't exist. it's pure imagination, wishful thinking and sensationalism," he said.
Singhvi said the canard was unfold merely to administer the difficulty a public interest flavour since otherwise the contents of the CD, "assuming them to be true, (which they actually are not), would disclose solely one thing non-public and consensual giving a reason behind action solely to aggrieved members of the family (who have stood utterly by me) and to nobody else".
Singhvi said it absolutely was lamentable that such canards were being unfold a few CD, which has, in fact, been accepted thrice over to be "fabricated and morphed".
"The driver's disclosure statement to the police, his detailed written statement within the High Court and his oral statement recorded on oath physically within the presence of the choose, all justify how and why he created this fabrication.
"A reputed media house, that was co-defendant within the suit additionally recorded a consent statement based mostly on the statement of the author of the CD i.e. the driver. A permanent final decree of injunction has been ignored 5 days ago," he said.
Singhvi said it absolutely was noteworthy that the driver's threatening and blackmailing SMSes sent to his phone had been recorded within the last week of March followed by a close four-page police criticism filed as way back as March twenty nine, a full thirteen days before the alleged CDs initial surfaced within the media.
"As a political or skilled category, rather than gleefully watching, promoting or taking part in a very person's natural and understandable discomfitures, we tend to should respect privacy problems," he said.