Amar Singh says he `misses` Jaya Bachchan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 20:26

New Delhi: Expelled Samajwadi Party MP
Amar Singh on Sunday said he was "not angry" with Jaya Bachchan
for staying with SP but indicated that he would prefer her to
join him as she too was "unhappy" with the party affairs.

"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.

Amar Singh said that he was not angry with the
Bachchan family over Jaya choosing to remain with Samajwadi
Party 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 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
said.

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.

Addressing the rally at Ramlila ground, Rampur MP Jaya
Prada said that she was feeling "free" and "relieved" after
being expelled from SP as otherwise she would have to support
the party`s stand against the Women`s Reservation Bill.

She added that Mulayam`s comments on women MPs were
"shameful".

Bhojpuri singer and actor and former SP general
secretary Manoj Tiwari was also present on the occasion along
with four expelled SP MLAs namely Madan Chauhan, Sandeep
Agarwal, Ashok Chandel and Sarvesh Singh.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 20:26

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