Mumbai: Softening his stand against MNS
chief Raj Thackeray, former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar
Singh Sunday said Raj`s statement regarding migrants spreading
Malaria was not from his heart.
"Although alleging that migrants are spreading Malaria
is not good, what he (Raj) said was not from his heart," Singh
said at the function of the Lokmanch Party here taking the
political pundits by surprise.
"I have met Raj several times along with a common friend
Lalit Soni and I found him to be a very soft person with
immense self-esteem," Singh said.
On August 2, Raj had said that migrants in the city
were responsible for the rise in Malaria cases.
When asked as to what made him change his stand on Raj,
Singh said, "I have not changed my thoughts regarding Raj."
Referring to MNS` (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) anti-North Indian tirade two years back, Singh said the last time
he spoke in favour of North Indians, 20,000 migrants suffered
and were forced to leave Nashik and Pune.
Meanwhile, ridiculing SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav`s
anti-English and anti-computer stand, Amar Singh said, "Youth
from Uttar Pradesh will have lesser employment opportunities
due to lack of knowledge of English and computer. Mulayam`s
wrong policies are responsible for this."
Singh also pushed for a separate Purvanchal state and
said he would support anyone who is in favour of this.
Singh said he would be visiting Vidarbha for a week to
understand the reason of farmer suicides despite being
provided with several packages from the government.