Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday made a shocking allegation against the party’s ex-president Mulayam Singh Yadav. According to a report by The Pioneer, Singh alleged that Mulayam tried to use him as a “political prostitute”. He claimed that Mulayam once wanted to meet him while keeping the new SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Ram Gopal in the dark.
The report quoted Amar as saying that Mulayam once wanted to meet him in the dead of night. Mulayam had asked him to visit through the back door and also go back from the same route, he said, adding Mulayam was “scared” of Akhilesh and Ram Gopal and he wanted to keep the meeting a secret.
Amar Singh was once seen as the closest aide on Mulayam. However, on Tuesday, the ousted leader said he has no future with Mulayam.
Amar also told reporters that he has no role with any faction of Samajwadi Party now. “Till I was in Samajwadi Party, I was blamed for the internal strife and discord. Now I am nobody in the party,” he was quoted as saying by the Pioneer.
A bitter family feud had hit the SP months before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year, leading to the removal of Mulayam from the party president post and downsizing of his brother Shivpal’s say in party affairs. Mulayam’s son and former Chief Minister of the state, Akhilesh has now taken over the total control of Samajwadi Party.
In May, Shivpal had said that he would form a new party which will be called ‘Samajwadi Secular Morcha’, ANI had reported. According to the report, SP veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav was to be chief of the new party. Shivpal had claimed that the new party would bring “real Samajwadis” together.