Lucknow, May 17: After lot of speculations and six years of expulsion in 2010, Amar Singh has finally rejoined the Samajwadi Party, ahead of 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
According to news reports, Amar Singh and Beni Prasad Verma to be the Rajya Sabha candidates from Samajwadi Party. Singh has been a Rajya Sabha MP of SP for three terms for a total of 18 years.
Other five names who will be Samajwadi Party members in the Rajya Sabha are Rewati Raman, Arvind Kumar Singh, Sukhram Yadav, Builder Sanjay Seth and Vishwambhar Nishad. [Modi an 'honest' man: Amar Singh]
Elections for 11 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to be held in June. On July 4, as many as ten Rajya Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh will retire.
From last two years, there were lot of speculations that Amar Singh may be back in Samajwadi Party soon. [No chance of Amar Singh's return to SP: Azam Khan]
Singh floated his own party Rashtriya Lok Manch in 2011 and contested on 360 seats in 2012 UP assembly polls, but failed to win a single seat.
In 2014, he joined Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal few months before Lok Sabha elections. He unsucessfully contested from Fatehpur Sikri parliamentary constituency.
In Oct 2014, Amar Singh had failed to get Rajya Sabha ticket from Samajwadi Party.