A day after sharing dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Sigh Yadav at a function in Lucknow, Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh said his return to SP is possible if the party leadership accepts he is a different person in view of his health condition and subsequent emotional changes in him.
Singh, who is on a personal visit to Dehradun, was talking to reporters at a hotel in the city on Wednesday. After parting ways with the SP four years back, he shared dais with Mulayam on the inauguration of a 300-acres park developed in memory of veteran socialist Janeshwar Mishra.
Turning philosophical, Singh said, “Na Bhavana se, na sharir se. Is Sachai ke sath swikar karein to bat ban sakti hai (Neither physically nor emotionally. If he accept this truth, it is possible),” Singh said regarding the possibility of his return to SP fold. He added that he would not be in SP for politics and Rajya Sabha berth.
Recalling his comments against Yadav in the past, he said his statements were reflections of the pain he had suffered. He said he could not understand why he was expelled from the SP. “Maine aisa Kaun sa Mulayam-virodhi kritya kiya tha (What anti-Mulayam deed I had committed?” he said.
He also targeted SP’s Rajya Sabha members — Jaya Bachan and Naresh Agarwal — besides his staunch political opponent and UP’s Urban Development Minister Azam Khan.
While indirectly blaming Jaya for breaking relations with him for a Rajya Sabha berth, he described Azam as a “Bada neta”.
However, he said Azam’s absence at Lucknow function should not be linked to him.
Amar Singh’s return to SP only on Akhilesh’s terms
The decision of reinducting Amar Singh now rests with CM Akhilesh Yadav, who is yet to take a final decision.
SP leaders informed that even if Amar Singh was brought back, he will not be able to regain his old position of number two after Mulayam.
Now he will have to follow Akhilesh, who has taken over the reins of the party from his father, they said.