Amar Singh Breaks Silence on SP Rift


Lucknow: Amar Singh has broken his silence on the ongoing tussle within the Samajwadi Party and has hit out at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for calling him a “dalal” (fixer).

An emotional Singh said he was “hurt” by Akhilesh’s words and claimed there is “not a single photo of his wedding where this dalal is not there”.

The Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP also claimed the Yadav family had opposed Akhilesh’s marriage with Dimple Yadav and that he was the only one supporting him.

Expressing fear that Ram Gopal Yadav was after his life, Amar Singh said, “I have two young daughters and right now I am scared after Ram Gopal’s threatening statement. If anything happens to me he will be responsible”.

Akhilesh has repeatedly blamed Amar Singh for the crisis within the party and had bitterly opposed his re-induction into the party earlier this month.

At the stormy Samajwadi Party meeting in Lucknow on Monday, he had called Singh a “dalaal” and urged his father, party supremo Mulayam Singh, to sack him from the party.

Chiding his son for his diatribe against Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh said: “You all know nothing about Amar Singh. He saved me from going to prison.”

As Akhilesh Yadav rose to protest against the praise of Amar Singh, an angry Mulayam Singh asked him to shut up and sit down.

Today, Singh said it was ironic Akhilesh is blaming him. “When Akhilesh replaced Shivpal Yadav as the Uttar Pradesh party president, even then I was blamed for it. But instead of blaming me, Shivpal Yadav welcomed the new state president,” he said.

Singh said he had “never talked” to legislator Ashu Malik, who allegedly called Akhilesh Aurangzeb and his father Shah Jahan. “That incident has nothing to do with me,” he said.