Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh’s close confidante, actress and MP Jayaprada on Thursday warned that many will be in trouble if truth is revealed by the former Samajwadi Party leader, an accused in cash-for-votes scandal during the July 2008 trust vote in parliament.
Talking to reporters, the Lok Sabha member said Amar Singh, who is in hospital due to poor health, had asked her and others to remain quiet, despite suffering himself.
“Despite being treated so badly and attempts being made to spoil his image, he maintained silence himself and also asked us to keep quiet. At the right stage, he himself will reveal everything,” Jayaprada said.
The actress broke down while talking to the media and expressed anger against both politicians and celebrities for not showing sympathy towards Amar Singh.
“On the disproportionate assets case, respectable Amar Singh supported Mulayam Singh… he did not even care about his life. I want to ask, if Amar Singh has become such a big enemy? Why has he not come, even for humanity (sake)…is he so afraid of the society and the politics?” she asked.
“The big celebrities whom he helped, he fought to get them land…the famous people, where are they?” Jayaprada asked in an apparent reference to Amitabh Bachchan and his family.
Giving details of the ailing leader’s health, she said: “(Amar Singh’s) infection has reached the grafted kidney, how will the person live. He is having bleeding from his urinary tract.”
Amar Singh was Thursday granted interim bail till September 19 on health grounds by a Delhi court.
The 55-year-old former Samajwadi Party general secretary was granted interim bail by Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. He was in judicial custody for nine days.
Amar Singh Sep 6 became the latest high-profile politician to be sent to the Tihar Jail after he along with two former Bharatiya Janata Party MPs was arrested for alleged involvement in the attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the trust vote in parliament.