“Senator, I am not now, nor have I ever been, an oil trader. and neither has anyone on my behalf. I have never seen a barrel of oil, owned one, bought one, sold one – and neither has anyone on my behalf.
Singh has denied the charges, telling the private NDTV network last week that he has never heard of the Swiss company and that “I don’t even know how to go and buy oil. And what a barrel looks like.” He said he had no intention of stepping down.