Mulayam accepts Amar Singh's resignation with 'a heavy heart'

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accepted the resignation of party General Secretary Amar Singh.

"I accept Amar Singh's resignation with a heavy heart," Mulayam Singh Yadav was quoted by NDTV as saying.

Earlier, Amar Singh resigned from all the positions he held in the party citing 'health reasons'.

It is well-known Amar Singh had been finding it difficult to stay back in the party after developing a difficult relation with party chief Mulayam Singh's brother Ram Gopal Yadav recently.

In the first week of this month Mulayam Singh had refused to accept the resignation of Amar Singh from party posts and expressed the hope that the matter would be settled.

"I have not accepted Amar Singh's resignation. I have a deep relationship with him. Everything will be fine and settled," Yadav had stated earlier.

Party's another general secretary and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt also followed Amar Singh's footsteps and resigned from the party.

With the acceptance of Amar Singh's resignation it is expected that Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachhan, and Lok Sabha member Jaya Prada will also quit the party as they are considered close to Singh.

Singh alleged that the party is becoming Mulayam Singh Yadav's family property.

Party's many leaders and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh had also sent their resignation to party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Earlier, the Kshatriya Samaj to which Amar Singh belongs to, announced that it will support him if he plans to launch a new political party. (ANI)

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