Amar Singh Quits All Party Posts

Amid speculations of growing differences with party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Amar Singh has stepped down as general secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP) citing ‘health reasons’

Singh, who is in Dubai at present, said that he faxed his resignation to Yadav. He has resigned from all the three party posts – general secretary, spokesman and member of SP parliamentary board.

“I have resigned from all the three posts with immediate effect and I have faxed my resignation to Mulayam Singh Yadav,” said the 53-year-old high-profile spokesman of the party.

Considered as the right hand man of Yadav, Singh ruled out any ‘political motive’ behind his resignation but seemed bitter about the party.

Singh said that he was quitting party posts ‘strictly as per the advice of my doctors, who have asked me to take complete rest as I have just undergone a major kidney transplant operation’.

He underwent a kidney transplant in Singapore three months back.

“My doctors said you are not well and you are living on somebody else’s kidney. Once I came back, there has been no change in my lifestyle and there is no division of labour in the party.”

“I had been giving more priority to Mulayam Singh Yadav and the party. After 20 years, now I should look after my children, wife and their welfare, over and above that of Mulayam Singh and the party,” he said.

Besides, he maintained that he had no difference with Yadav and that he would not like to ditch him at this hour of crisis.

Singh had attacked Mulayam Singh and his family over the party’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha by election in Firozabad in November.

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