Speaking to reporters at the airport here, Raja referred to the chargesheet which mentioned a meeting between Stalin and Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and said, "No such meeting took place between Stalin and Balwa at no point of time. It is a cooked up story. It is a story created by the ED."
        
Defending his leader, Raja alleged, "It is a clear political attempt to tarnish the image of my leader Stalin."
    
To a query on who was making the political attempt, he said, "the party who was in power."

When asked whether it was Congress, he said, "Yes." There were reports in a section of the press that based on the statements of Raja's close associate and business partner Sadhick Batcha recorded by it, the ED in its chargesheet, has mentioned a meeting between Stalin and Balwa.

Raja also wondered why the ED was now coming up with such a claim about Stalin's meeting with Balwa. He further contended that the statements were not valid since Batcha is no more.

(Agencies)

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