New Delhi, Jan 30: Rebel Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh handed out an olive branch to Mayawati, saying that he can feel her pain when she was humiliated by Mulayam Singh Yadav, according to CNN-IBN report.
Singh, in an apparent attempt to win Mayawati's favor, said that Mayawati has proved herself against all odds.
Referring to the incident in which Mayawati was surrounded by the Samajwadi Party workers in the Uttar Pradesh state Guest House in Lucknow in 1995, Singh said that he can now feel her pain.
"Now I can sense her pain of guest house episode. Because Mayawati was also supporting Mulayam Singhji and as long as she was supporting all her wishes were fulfilled. But when she decided to withdraw support and Mulayam Singh lost power, Mulayam Singh and the Yadav clan surrounded her in the guest house and ill treated her," he said.
He said that he is now undergoing a similar experience, despite showing his loyalty to the party for 14 years.
"Now I am being treated the same way. For 14 years, as long as I was servile, obedient and blindfolded and endorsed everything that was being done in the party and endorsing everything that was done by my leader, I was all right."
Reacting to allegation that he was warming up to Mayawati because he has soured his relationship with all the parties, Singh said that he was not without alternatives.
"I am not a man without alternative. That was the one mistake my party made that where will he go? As a spokesperson we have misused him very badly, he has fiercely opposed Congress so Congress will not accept him. Where will he go? He has fought with Advani (LK Advani) so BJP will not take him and the recent past he has fought with Mayawati and so Maya will not take him. Ghar ka kutta jayega kahan? ghum phir ke aayega yahan (Where can a domestic dog go. He will have to return), " he said.
Singh said that his resignation from the Samajwadi Party will give the party a hard time.
"I (have) ceased to play the role of that shield, it will be a litmus test for Mohan Singhs and Ramgopals to prove themselves," he said.
The rebel leader also praised Congress President Sonia Gandhi, calling her a political personality in her own right.
"Both of them are political personalities in their own right. One lady has proved herself in the state of Uttar Pradesh against all odds, and the other has proved herself in the country against all odds," Singh said.