'Even UPA involved in IPL spot fixing scandal'

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New Delhi, May 22: On the eve of their ninth anniversary, ministers of UPA government might have received a shock with a latest allegation which connects them to the infamous IPL spot fixing scandal.

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy, who always fights against Manmohan Singh-led UPA, claimed that the even the central government is involvement in the scandal. He also asserted that many UPA ministers' names would popped up during police investigation in near future.

"The names of some UPA ministers will soon surface in the IPL spot fixing racket," he told reporters. "There can be no scams and scandals without the blessings of the UPA government. They are in Coalgate, Commonwealth Games scandal and also the IPL scandal," Swamy was quoted as saying.

Manmohan Singh with UPA ministers

Three cricketers -- S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan along with many others have already been arrested. According to sources, many more cricketers would be arrested soon.

Swamy's allegations against UPA ministers may prove fatal for the government as involvement if underworld has been suspected in the fixing scandal.

Swamy's statement surfaced at a time when UPA was all set to celebrate its 9th anniversary on Wednesday, May 22. The Congress-led UPA ruling coalition completed its ninth anniversary and four years of its second stint in office on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will unveil a report card to outline the work done by the government in the last one year and a 34-page report showcasing the achievements since 2004, when it first came to power.

Singh will address a select audience at his residence where he may mention the recent controversies that have plagued his government and efforts that have been made to counter the slew of corruption charges.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 16:30 [IST]
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