Not attempting re-entry into SP: Amar Singh
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Says Jaya Prada is free to choose her political path
Amid speculation about his attempts to seek re-entry in the Samajwadi Party, Amar Singh on Wednesday said he had never approached Mulayam Singh Yadav or his family members for this purpose. Significantly, Amar also said that his colleague and Rampur MP Jaya Prada was free to choose her own political path.
"I am not going to beg anyone for my rejoining. I sacrificed my health for them. I have seen everything in politics and I am satisfied. I never met Mulayam through Imam Bukhari. I just gave a political statement in Varanasi appreciating Mulayam's political maturity to support the Congress government, not much should be read in it," Amar told The Indian Express.
He added, "I am not an opportunist like Naresh Agarwal, Azam Khan and Jaya Bachchan who are desperate for clinging to power. I will not apply anywhere and will neither wait for any offer."
At the same time, Amar stated that he had no confrontation with the Yadav family. "They abused me 5-7 times and I replied in the same tone during elections. Now there is no bitter feeling in my heart for Mulayam and his family. But this should not be taken (as a sign) that I am joining SP," he said.
However, Amar said he would support Mulayam in his distress. "At present, Mulayam's fortune is favouring him. His son Akhilesh Yadav is CM and he himself is in line of PM. I am not required in his good times, but whenever he is in trouble, I will stand next to him," Amar said. He regretted Mulayam's "meek surrender" to his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav. "Ram Gopal led the brigade for my ouster from the party. Akhilesh never said anything but he stood silently in the same group. Mulayam did not want to expel me but surrendered to Ram Gopal. My only regret is Mulayam's inactivity when they decided to expel me on my birthday," Amar added.