`I miss Jaya Bachchan`: Amar Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 21:12

New Delhi: Expelled Samajwadi Party MP
Amar Singh today said he "misses" Jaya Bachchan and wants her
to join him since she too was unhappy with party affairs,
suggesting that she should quit SP.

"Jaya ji says she misses me in SP. I want to say that
I also miss her today on this dais," Singh said while
addressing a `Kshatriya Mahakumbh` rally here.

Jaya Bachchan, he claimed, "has been unhappy within
the affairs in SP and had also asked me to remain patient and
keep up with what was happening, instead of raising my voice.

"But being a kshatriya I could not keep quiet. There
is a limit for tolerating," he said.

He said SP leaders have publicly attacked her and her
family and she should take serious note of it.

Amar Singh said he was not angry with the Bachchan
family with whom he has a close association over Jaya choosing
to remain with SP after his expulsion.

"There is no anger for Bachchan family. Politics is
always separate from family relations. If Jaya ji wants to
remain within SP then I would like to wish her all the best,"
Singh told reporters after the rally.

Though Singh had earlier said he would float a new
party by March end, he made no such announcement today and
instead vowed to fight for a separate Poorvanchal state and
reservation for kshatriya community through his social outfit
Lok Manch.

"People expected me to make some announcement about a
new political outfit. We are here to discuss kshatriya dharma.
I am here to give the message of unity and equity. Kshatriyas
have always been a divided house but they should now unite and
take OBCs and backward communities also along with them."

He said he will launch an agitation for quota for
Kshatriyas on the basis of their economic status.

Ruling out his return to Samajwadi Party, Singh said
that he had been loyal to Mulayam Singh Yadav and had he not
been expelled from the party, he would have "even served" his
son Akhilesh Yadav.

"I was the dustbin of the party and took the credit
for all the wrong decisions of the party leadership," Singh

Blaming Mulayam`s cousin Ram Gopal Yadav for bringing
Kalyan Singh close to the party, he said, "Had Mulayam Singh
Yadav asked me, I would have taken the blame willingly on me
just like I took others` mistakes on my head."

"Mulayam Singh Yadav divorced me as I did not leave
him. I was his `sewak` (servant) who fought with everybody for
him but he expelled me. I announce here that I will never go
to him again as doing so would be equal to trampling my
self esteem and I will not be able to show my face to Muslims
and Kshatriyas."

Referring to Mulayam`s comment that men will whistle
at women who became MPs, Singh wanted to know if the SP chief
was in favour of giving reservation to Dalit and Muslim women
and as to why did he give tickets to women from respectable
families in the past.


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First Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 21:12

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