New Delhi: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader
Amar Singh on Saturday dubbed as a "tactic" Mulayam Singh Yadav`s
apology to Muslims for taking support of former BJP leader
Kalyan Singh in Lok Sabha polls and said the minority
community will not forgive the SP chief so easily.
"I came to know from the newspapers about the tactic
adopted by the former wrestler (Mulayam) by apologising to the
Muslims...when our wrestler created a political cocktail by
shaking hands with the person who demolished the Babri mosque
(reference to then UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh), people did
not tolerate this," Singh said in his latest blog posting.
He said getting rid of the "stigma" would not be easy to
remove for the Samajwadi Party supremo.
Singh claimed that despite Mayawati becoming the Chief
Minister of Uttar Pradesh on three occasions with BJP`s
support and campaigning with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi, Muslims have supported the BSP.
"But they are not ready to forgive the person whom they
used to call Mullah Mulayam even though he has committed a
single mistake," Singh said adding that "hatred runs as deep
He said pro-Kalyan Singh slogans raised by top SP leaders
at their Agra convention last year have got "etched" into the
minds of the Muslims. "They made him wear a red (SP) cap and
appreciated him from stage...only Mulayam Singh Yadav is
responsible for getting close to Kalyan Singh," he said.
Interestingly, Amar Singh was accused by several SP
leaders of being instrumental in bringing Kalyan close to the
Amar said if Mulayam was serious about the apology, then
it could be termed as a case of "better late than never. But
if it is a move to garner Muslim votes, then I advise him
against doing so."