I am not villain of the piece in Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh
New Delhi: "I am not villain of the piece," asserted Amar Singh while refusing to buy this theory that he was the reason behind animosity among the members of ruling Yadav clan in Uttar Pradesh.
Sounding emotional over the charges against him in the wake of internal feud of Samajwadi Party, mainly between party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he sought to come out clean on this.
What else Amar Singh said?
- Mulayam Singh does not consider me a villain.
- The day I will decide to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), I will say this brazenly.
- The reason behind the internal feud was SP's alliance with Quami Ekta Dal and sacking of a high ranked administrative officer and a few ministers.
He did not name the administrative officer, but was apparently talking about Deepak Singhal who was sacked by CM Akhilesh Yadav in September 2016.
Amar Singh further said that one sided love has a lot of power as it is not divided between two people, adding, "They can call me a villain or 'Shakuni', it does not affect me."
He also claimed that before the Election Commission announced its verdict in favour of Akhilesh Yadav faction, he had declared that he was neither with Akhilesh's camp nor with that of Mulayam.
He confirmed that he was no more a part of the Samajwadi Party.