New Delhi, Feb 2(ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday said that Samajwadi Party's (SP) decision to expel former General Secretary Amar Singh is its internal matter and the Congress party has nothing to do with it.
Earlier in the day, SP General Secretary Mohan Singh announced the party's decision to expel Amar Singh and Lok Sabha member Jaya Prada and cine star from the party for violating party norms and spoiling the reputation of the party.
Addressing the media in the national capital, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said: "Congress has nothing to do with it or comment on the issue. What Samajwadi Party does with its MPs is entirely its prerogative."
SP also suspended four other legislators from Uttar Pradesh for criticizing the party's leadership.
"Some party members have been speaking against Samajwadi Party in the last few months. They (Amar Singh and Jaya Prada) have been expelled because the party's image was suffering because of them. They were trying to split the party," Mohan Singh said.
Amar Singh had resigned from all party posts on January 6 citing health grounds. He was also upset with some members of the party particularly, Ram Gopal Yadav, for publicly criticizing him.
Meanwhile, Amar Singh has welcomed the move describing it as a blessing for both of them. However, he called the move as dictatorial.
"I had asked for a sick leave from the party for 14 years of work to rest. The party cannot function in a dictatorial and feudal system," Amar Singh said.
"I have been called mad, shameless. This is what I got in return for 14 years of service. Had that not happened, I would have been taking a rest," Amar Singh added referring to the remarks made by Mohan Singh.
Amar Singh further said, "I will not say anything to Mulayam Singhji. He has blessed me. It is a blessing in disguise. He has liberated me." (ANI)