Both Mulayam and Amar, who parted ways four years back, shared dais on Tuesday, Aug 5. Citing the latest development in their relation, many started questioning -- will Mulayam, Amar join hands to stop Modi effect? Will they follow the path of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav in Bihar?
The country currently has been gripped in Modi fever and BJP-led by Modi has become a major threat for regional parties in most of the states of the country. Citing the pathetic results of recently concluded Lok Sabha elections 2014, it can be said that Modi's party posses a serious threat to Mulayam and his party.
SP had expelled him and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on February 2, 2010
Amar Singh, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party (SP) following bitter relation with the party supremo, insisted that political connotation should not be attached to his decision of accepting the invitation by Mulayam.
Amar Singh, who was invited to the programme for inauguration of over 300 acres park in memory of SP veteran Janeshwar Mishra, congratulated Mulayam and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for developing it. He also reminisced that he would call himself 'Mulayamwadi', referring to his intimacy with the SP supremo before his expulsion in 2010.
"Janeshwarji did not have two-three acre land in his lifetime, but Mulayam and Akhilesh developed such a massive park on more than 300 acre land in his memory. I want to thank Mulayam Singhji for inviting me because it is a memorable moment," he said.
During the programme, Singh sat in the front row but not very close to Mulayam or Akhilesh and sat alongside the SP chief's younger brother Shivpal Yadav.
Singh, a former national general secretary of SP, had contested Lok Sabha polls on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Fatehpur Sikri seat of UP but lost. His Rajya Sabha tenure is also going to end later this year.
SP had expelled him and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on February 2, 2010 on the grounds of indiscipline and indulging in anti-party activities that the party claimed dented its socialist image.
(With agency inputs)