Akhilesh Yadav might have hinted at Amar Singh’s involvement at the rifts caused in the party but the Samajwadi Party MP refuses to entertain any such claims. Earlier in the day, the Uttar Pradesh CM had refuted allegations of any family feud, which might have led to the removal of Shivpal Yadav from the key portfolios.
Akhilesh had said that if people from outside the family keep interfering how will things (government) work. However, SP leader Amar Singh refuses to accept that it might be him that the CM hinted at.
Amar Singh said, ‘Akhilesh Yadav is like a son to me and he did not take my name as an outsider.’ He said he won’t get provoked by the media poking.
”Aap kitna bhi kahein Akhilesh ne yeh kaha hai, main manane ko tayar nahi. Aajtak usne vyaktigat roop se mere baare mei 1 shabd nahi kaha.” ( No matter how much you say that Akhilesh has said it, I am not agreeing to it. He has never said one word against me till now), said the SP leader who joined back the party after a gap of 6 years in June this year.
Calling Akhilesh his son, Amar Singh negated all rumors doing round that he might be the reason for the rift between Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. He further added that he respects Mulayam Singh to the extent that he’ll obey whatever he’ll say. ”If Mulayam Singhji says I’m the culprit, I’ll accept it. I met Mulayam Singh ji yesterday and I share a brotherly relation with him.”
So while the CM of Uttar Pradesh hints his disapproval at the ‘outsider’ element, Amar Singh with this clarification tried remaining his clean image. As after joining, Singh had said ‘I am member of undeclared ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ of SP. It will be active or dormant depending on our new leader Akhilesh. I have no reason to complain or sulk. I have played my innings. Now I will be cool, patient, dormant and non- competitive in my approach.’ Looks like he’s trying hard to stick to his words.