Some SP leaders trying to ‘demonetise’ bonhomie between me, Mulayam: Amar Singh

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh on Wednesday threatened to take a “decision” on his “future political course”.

Written by Anand Mishra | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 8:57 am
Will speak to Mulayam: Amar Singh Will speak to Mulayam: Amar Singh

Facing isolation in Samajwadi Party following the recent feud in Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family, party general secretary Amar Singh on Wednesday threatened to take a “decision” on his “future political course”. Calling this a “time for self-introspection”, Singh said before taking any step, he will have a word with Mulayam.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonetised currency (of high denomination) but some senior people in the Samajwadi Party are busy trying to demonetise the bonhomie between me and Mulayam Singh Yadav,” he told The Indian Express over the phone.

He also said that he is an “outsider”and that’s why it took him so many years to return to the SP fold after his expulsion in 2010.

Singh’s remarks come on a day when another factional fight was on show in Ghazipur (UP), where Mulayam addressed a rally.

“I am a sad man. It is time I take a decision on (my) future political course. I am not threatening anything but it is time for self-introspection,” he said. “I had maintained a dignified silence all these days, but even then false cases were filed against me, and attempts are on to get me arrested.”

Asked whether he could join another party, Singh said he is “very disturbed” and does not want to answer such questions at present. “I will take a final decision after talking to Mulayam Singhji,” he said.

On the feud in the Yadav family — between Akhilesh and his uncle Shivpal Yadav, expulsion of Mulayam’s cousin Ramgopal and his reinstatement this week — Singh, a Rajya Sabha member of SP, said: “I do not understand why garbage is being thrown on me amid all this shuffling and reshuffling in the family.”