I am Mulayamwadi, says Amar Singh
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday shared the dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time in four years after bitter parting of ways with the party.
Shares dais with SP supremo after parting ways four years ago
Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday shared the dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time in four years after bitter parting of ways with the party, even as he insisted that political connotation should not be attached to this gesture.
Singh, who was invited to the programme for inauguration of over 300 acres park in memory of SP veteran Janeshwar Mishra, congratulated Mulayam and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for developing it. He also reminisced that he would call himself 'Mulayamwadi', referring to his intimacy with the SP supremo before his expulsion in 2010. "Janeshwarji did not have two-three acre land in his lifetime, but Mulayam and Akhilesh developed such a massive park on more than 300 acre land in his memory. I want to thank Mulayam Singhji for inviting me because it is a memorable moment," he said.
Narrating an anecdote from one of his meetings with Mishra, Singh said the veteran leader had once asked him if he was literally a 'samajwadi', to which Singh had replied he was a 'Mulayamwadi'.
"I had told him that going by your definition I am not a 'samajwadi' at all, I am a 'Mulayamwadi'," Singh said.