Will not invite Bachchan to join the party: Singh

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Former Samajwadi party General Secretary Amar Singh said that close friend Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya will not be joining his party.
Lucknow, May 11: Former Samajwadi party General Secretary Amar Singh said that close friend Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya will not be joining his party.

"Sooner or later this forum (Lok Manch) would turn political and I have no interest in inviting Amitabh into politics," Singh when he was asked if he would invite Amitabh to join his party which is expected to take shape by the 2012 UP Assembly elections.

Asked about the possibility of SP MP Jaya Bachchan joining his party, Singh said that she has already made her political affiliation clear and he respects her decision.

The relationship between Singh and the Bachchan family turned sour, when Jaya refused to quit from the SP after he was expelled from the party.

Still bitter over his expulsion, Singh while addressing a workers convention, said SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was forced to stop his party workers from speak ill against him as he was scared of being exposed.

"He did not say anything against me and had asked party workers to keep mum not due to any love for me, but because of their personal interest," he said.

On the allegation of making fake CDs made against him by the SP leaders, he said that he had in his possession a CD which was the "lone proof" of Mulayam innocence in disproportionate assets case.

"If that CD is fake then the SP leader would land in the jail," he said.

During his announcement of names for Uttar Pradesh unit of the Lok Manch, Singh said that a national committee led by a former SP leader Obedullah Azmi was being constituted, which will  be responsible to finalise the political shape of the organisation.

"The committee, which would include Jaya Prada, Sanjay Dutt, Manoj Tiwari and other leaders including me, would prepare a political roadmap of the organisation for future," he told reporters.

He said that LOk Manch would take shapes in the lines on V P Singh led Jan Morcha, an apolitical organisation, which eventually ventured into politics.

"While Jan Morcha took one year to turn political, we are only three months old and still have nine months left," he
said.

Singh said that the organisation would provide a platform for people most backwards and Muslims to step into mainstream politics, adding that the forum would have its own flag and agenda by 2012 state assembly election.

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