The speculation started when Jethmalani took a U-turn from his statement during court proceedings on Amar Singh's bail plea over the cash-for-vote scam on Monday, Sept 12.The well-known lawyer on Tuesday claimed that he did not accuse the BJP of having played a role in arranging the money in the cash-for-vote scam in 2008 ahead of the Indo-US nuclear deal in the Parliament.
Blaming the media of allegedly spreading "wrong message", Jethmalani said, "I have not done anything of that kind. You people are spreading (wrong reports) all the time."
Clarifying his argument in the court, Jethmalani stated, "I merely said that there was no evidence that Amar Singh gave this money... read the chargesheet... it doesn't say that Amar Singh has given this money. Amar Singh has not arranged the sting operation either."
However, earlier media reports had quoted Jethmalani as claiming, "Recently L K Advani spoke in the Lok Sabha that this sting was organised by BJP... So the money probably came from a BJP source. Singh did not provide the money. Moreover, the sting was done to expose corruption, this shows that anything they did was not unlawful."
Meanwhile, Amar Singh, before moving the AIIMS, reiterated similar kind of words blaming the BJP of arranging money in the entire cash-for-votes scam.