Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh looks for lotus bloom

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh might not have made his intentions to join the BJP public, but his actions and statements are self-explanatory.

Published: 31st July 2018 10:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 10:17 AM   |  A+A-


Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. | PTI

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh might not have made his intentions to join the BJP public, but his actions and statements are self-explanatory. Singh — once seen as SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Man Friday—attended the Uttar Pradesh government’s major event on Sunday. He made it amply clear that he liked the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.

Flanked by Bollywood producer-director Boney Kapoor, Singh came under the media spotlight when Modi pointed at him and referred to him during his speech at the ceremony.

The PM, while launching a salvo at Opposition for targeting him over his alleged proximity with industrial houses, said many politicians may have aversion to corporate houses in public but enjoyed their hospitality in private.

“Amar Singh sitting here must be knowing it the best. He has the history of such leaders hobnobbing with industrialists behind the curtains,” the PM said. Singh responded with a grin and folded hands. 

As per sources, the PM had a brief discussion with Singh, now an unattached Rajya Sabha member, after the event. Later, Singh met the UP CM at his residence Singh said as and when he intended to join the BJP, he would make it public.

“Right now, I want to say that I like Narendra Modi and I will keep supporting him.”   

Following his second, unceremonious exit from the SP after being expelled by Akhilesh Yadav last year, Singh had tried to meet Mulayam and seek his support, but the latter could not muster the courage to go against his son.

After that, Singh tried to make his way into the Congress but was snubbed by 10, Janpath. 

BJP sources claimed said the party was utilising Singh’s services in bringing investment to the state owing to his closeness with top industrialists. 

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