'Dirty' CD row: Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigns party posts

Written by: Ria
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New Delhi, Apr 23: After the controversial CD row, Supreme Court advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday, Apr 23 resigned as the Congress spokesperson and chairperson of Parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice. 

Singhvi resigned in the wake of the controversial CD emerging, in which he was found in a compromising position in his office. Singhvi landed in the controversy when his former driver allegedly distributed a "distorted" video online. Currently, the dirty video has gone viral on the net. Singhvi was threatened and blackmailed by his driver.

He was compelled to resign to avoid any disruption in the Parliament's proceedings. "Since I am a disciplined party soldier, I did not think it fit to subject the party to any inconvenience on this account. All allegations are patently baseless and false," he said.

"I wish to categorically state that canards and baseless allegations are being spread about alleged inappropriate conversation in the CD. People inimically opposed to me, who have assiduously spent over 10 days hearing, seeing, amplifying and distilling the CD have found no vestige of any reference, not even remotely, to any illegality, corrupt practice, or wrongdoing. Specifically, some sections of the print and visual media are spreading a falsehood simply by repetition and hearsay that there is a reference in the CD to the promise of any post," he added.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Arun Jaitley has asked Singhvi to explain the issue in Parliament.

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