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Monday , December 3 , 2012
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Ajoy in legal war against CD slur

Jamshedpur, Dec. 2: Local MP and JVM leader Ajoy Kumar has decided to file a supplementary writ petition in Jharkhand High Court tomorrow, countering BJP claims of his nexus with Maoists.

Speaking to mediapersons in the city today, he said: “BJP leaders have said that I sought support of rebel leader Samar during elections. The fact is that the voice recorded in the tape is that of Bahadur Oraon who is lodged in Gumla jail. I will file the supplementary writ to seek justice.”

The IPS officer-turned-MP has been in the midst of a controversy ever since the July 2011 bypoll.

On July 1 — the date of election for the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat — a CD was released by BJP veteran Sarayu Roy containing a purported telephonic conversation between Kumar and the top CPI(Maoist) leader.

The BJP had also alleged that the rebels helped Kumar in the elections.

After denying the charges initially, the MP held a news conference in Jamshedpur after the polling and admitted that he did speak to a Maoist leader, who is also a spokesperson for rebels, but denied that he took any help in election matters.

During the news meet today, he stressed that the BJP had framed false charges against him and now he had proof that the voice actually belonged to Oraon. So, the charges against him must be declared null and void.

On another query, Kumar said he would vote against FDI in retail during discussions in Parliament. The JVM, which has two MPs, has already expressed concern over the matter. “It is a serious issue for the nation. We have made our stand clear that we are not in favour of FDI in retail,” he said.