Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh refuted allegations of causing the feud between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. Speaking to ANI from London late Saturday night, Singh said, “Some people are putting up bad posters of me, burning my effigies. They think I’m so powerful that I can create conflict from any corner of the world. Some people are blaming me for the family feud in Samajwadi party.”
“If indeed his (Mulayam’s) mature and experienced leaders think that I have created trouble, let them not hide it but tell all the members of the parivaar. If that’s how it is, then plainly say that Amar Singh has caused trouble. And if it’s not true, then clearly say that,” Singh said.
Singh said he did not want anything from the party and wanted to be left alone.
#WATCH London: Amar Singh reacts on allegations that he is behind feud in the Samajwadi Party pic.twitter.com/gy6g3cKiKT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 1, 2017
A day after Akhilesh and Ram Gopal were suspended from the party for six years over disciplinary grounds, the duo’s expulsion was revoked on Saturday. On Friday, Mulayam had expelled Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years over indiscipline. This move came after Akhilesh had released a list of 235 candidates out of the total 403 seats for upcoming state assembly elections on Thursday, rejecting the list announced by Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday. Akhilesh’s name did not figure in the first list.
On Saturday evening, Amar Singh hailed Mulayam’s decision to revoke the expulsion as the right thing and said the conspiracy to break the party and the family has “failed”. “Mulayam Singhji has done the right thing. He has given a message through his decision that he will not let either the Samajwadi Party or his family break till he is alive. The conspiracy of the people who wanted the party and the family to break has failed,” he said.