Relationship between Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh might have worsened when the former bashed SP supremo and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan. Mrs Bachchan is also an MP from SP. [Read: Big B, Jaya are greedy, hints Amar Singh]
Giving advise to Mulayam Singh, who is also known as Netaji, Beni Prasad said, "The future of SP is with Akhilesh and he will have to suffer due to the wrong decision, if taken, of Mulayam to take back Amar Singh."
Beni Prasad's statement on Amar Singh surfaced at a time when there were speculations in media regarding his re-entry in SP. However, he overruled all speculations saying, "There is no chance of my re-entry into SP...Why will I do so. I don't want to become an MLA and at the Centre, SP has only a supporting role to play...I will remain with Congress for the rest of my life."
The Union Steel Minister also added, "Yes, I am soft towards Mulayam...It's natural as he is supporting our government. Mulayam has good relations with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...And as I am the minister in the UPA government, I have a soft corner with Mulayam, with whom I had worked for 35 years."
Expressing his soft corner for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh, Beni Prasad also asserted, "Mulayam is only the biological father of Akhilesh and I am his political father. In this capacity, I advise Mulayam to inspire Akhilesh to take bold decisions and support him for the same."