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Amar Singh’s meeting with Mulayam sparks speculation of return

Amar Singh after thebreakfast meeting. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

Amar Singh after thebreakfast meeting. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury  


Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh’s meeting with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday has again fuelled speculation about the Lok Manch leader’s return to the SP.

On his part, Mr. Amar Singh left it to the media to speculate, saying “geography can change, but history and the past cannot be changed”.

Hungama kyon hae barpa, mulaqat hi to kee hae, koi chori to nahin kee” (why so much fuss, I have only met him, have not committed a theft), he told journalists. Stating that he had good relations with “Netaji” (Mr. Mulayam Singh), he said that he had personal ties with the family, and even though theirs was a political family he did not have political ties.

Mr. Amar Singh refused to divulge the details of his meeting with the SP chief, the Chief Minister and Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav. He had a breakfast meeting with the PWD Minister prior to coming to the Vikramaditya Marg residence of Mr. Mulayam Singh.

“Mr. Mulayam Singh, who is elder to me, has the right to disclose what transpired in the meeting”, the Rajya Sabha MP declared.

He said Mr. Shivpal Yadav had been in touch with him and had recently come to his house. “ Today, when I came to Lucknow I first went to Mr. Shivpal’s house to have breakfast and from there went over to Mr. Mulayam Singh’s residence to have breakfast with the SP chief and Akhilesh Yadav”, he added. The meeting has led to speculation about his candidature in the Rajya Sabha elections on 10 seats from U.P. He is among the 10 RS MPs elected from the State whose term expires on November 25, 2014.

Amar Singh speaks to media after the meeting with the Samajwadi Party leaders.

(Video credit: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury)

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