Amar Singh appointed Samajwadi Party’s national general secretary

Amar Singh was brought back into the Samajwadi Party fold and was elevated to the Rajaya Sabha after spending six years in political wilderness.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 5:49 pm
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Amar Singh, who survived the recent “outsider” storm in ruling Samajwadi Party, was on Tuesday appointed SP General Secetary by party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“You have been appointed general secretary of Samajwadi Party. I hope in the coming days you will strengthen the party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections,” Mulayam said in a handwritten letter to Amar.

The brief letter in Hindi signed by Mulayam on his Lok Sabha letter head was sent to media from state SP chief Shivpal Yadav’s official e-mail id.

Though SP big wigs were strongly opposed to Amar Singh, often described as an “outsider”, Mulayam threw his weight behind him, first by making him a Rajya Sabha member some time back and now allotting him an important party post.

Holding Singh responsible for the feud within the SP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had recently said that “outsiders” have been interfering in party affairs. Singh, however, denied that Akhilesh’s barb was directed at him, saying that the chief minister was like a son to him and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav his brother.

Singh was brought back into the party fold and was elevated to the Rajaya Sabha after spending six years in political wilderness. He had a falling out Mulayam Singh and was expelled from the party. Singh formed his own party and fielded candidates in all constituencies in the 2012 state assembly elections.

Singh was believed to be the centre of the rift within the Yadav clan as CM Akhilesh Yadav sacked state chief secretary Deepak Singhal, who is believed to be close to Shivpal Yadav. The decision was immediately followed by Shivpal replacing Akhilesh as the state party chief. Akhilesh retaliated by stripping Shivpal of three key ministerial berths. As cracks began showing in the Yadav clan, Mulayam Singh brokered a peace deal between his brother and son. Shivpal was reinstated by Akhilesh and the two have been tasked with seeing the party through the upcoming state assembly elections.

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    alam
    Sep 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    SHAME , THIS WORD DOESN'T EXIST IN POLITICS IS PROVED AGAIN BY AMAR SINGH
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    avd
    Sep 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    Of late Mulayam Singh realised that if he goes with his son Akhilesh then retaining power in UP is very doubtful.That is he appointed his brother Shivpal Yadav as Party head in UP and now Amar SIngh as General Secretary though he has been opposed by Akhilesh.. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will not take any risk to put more weight with Akhilesh but he may consult more with Shivpal Yadav
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    Ashok Mazumdar
    Sep 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    Pimp Master to Bargain with BJP. This Thug will destroy UP politics. He is an Extortionist. He tried to ruin Jaya Amitabh family.
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    reader
    Sep 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    we read a monkey and fox story in school . the monkey took all banna curd they fetch from a person top of tee ,told the fox the man can come back so these should safe at tree top . and he drop down fox portion . but he ate banana and drops down the skin for the fox . now entire family of mulaym sing eating the banana and curd and thrwn for ammarsing the skin
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    reader
    Sep 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm
    we read a monkey and fox story in school . the monkey took all banana and curd they fetch from a person to top of a tree ,told the fox that the man can come back, so these items will be safe at tree top . and hew will drop down fox portion . but he ate banana and drops down the skin for the fox . now entire family of mulaym sing eating the banana and curd and thrown for ammar singh the skin
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    poo ki
    Sep 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm
    Mulayam has dug his own grave with this snake in his backyard.
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    Sunil Shejwalkar
    Sep 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    Amar Singh is the fund generation specialist and no one knows better than Mulayam the role big money is going to play in this Uttar Pradesh election. If the Samajwadi Party wants to stay in the hunt for power during the state polls, he will need the expertise of Amar Singh to be able to counter the money power that Modi/Shah combine will unleash to overthrow the current SP-led government.
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    umesh
    Sep 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    One of the most unethical politician the country has ever seen. Wherever he goes, he ruins.....
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