Those who loved to hate each other are together
Lucknow: ‘The enemy’s enemy is a friend’ will be an apt phrase to describe the meeting of senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders Ramgopal Yadav and Mohammad Azam Khan in Delhi on Friday to stop their bête noire Amar Singh.
The warmth of their hug has given speculations a rife the intention of both the leaders was to stop SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav from nominating Amar Singh and Jaya Prada for the Rajya Sabha seats.
It may be recalled that Ramgopal and Azam Khan once hated to love each other.
The game is on 11 seats of Rajya Sabha:
Eleven seats of Rajya Sabha are falling vacant on July 4 and the word doing the round in the political corridors is that SP chief may nominate Amar Singh and his protégé, bollywood yesteryear actress Jaya Prada.
The Ramgopal - Azam rift:
- The cold war between the senior SP leaders took a new turn in 2013 when Azam did not attend the national executive of party in Agra.
- Ramgopal, in an uncalled advise asked him to resign from the party.
Azam and Jaya Prada were expelled in 2010:
Amar Singh and his protégé, yesteryear Bollywood actress Jaya Prada were expelled from the Samajwadi Party (SP) in February 2010 for alleged ‘anti-party’ activities. Both have already completed their six-year-ouster term from the SP.
He, later, floated his own political party, Rashtriya Lok Manch, in 2011 and fielded candidates on 360 out of 403 seats in 2012 Vidhan Sabha polls of Uttar Pradesh, but he could not win even a single seat.
Amar even contested the general elections in 2014 from Fatehpur Sikri seat on the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket in which he subsequently lost.
May get Z plus security cover:
The larger than life persona, known for his bollywood connections, may be recommended for the Z plus security cover. This security cover involves 22 personnel of paramilitary forces.
The Amar Mulayam prem factor:
- SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on January 28 last had said that Amar was not expelled from the party and he is with it.
- Mulayam celebrated his birthday with Amar Singh.
- SP Chief believes that Amar has played a big role in the development of the state.
Azam and Amar:
- Both the leaders do not like each other.
- They do not leave any chance commenting on each other.
- Azam during the last birthday of Mulayam Singh Yadav had said that ‘dirt also comes in the hurricane’.
- Amar, reacting to this statement said, ‘rag-pickers do not know the worth of gold’.