Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: Four years after he was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh shared the dais with party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at a function in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Among others present on the occasion were UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav. But conspicuous by their were Ram Gopal Yadav and Azam Khan.
While Singh has denied any move to rejoin the party, the growing bonhomie between the two is seen as sign of rapprochement after the bitter parting of ways.
Amar Singh had earlier said that he was attending the inauguration of Janeshwar Mishra park on personal invitation from Mulayam, who he refereed to as his political guru.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav has personally called me to attend inauguration of Janeshwar Mishra park in Lucknow. I will attend the programme," Singh had said earlier.
However, Singh took pains to assert that the programme had no political conotations.
"This is an apolitical programme. I am attending it on Mulayam Singh`s invitation. I have worked with Janeshwarji and follow his ideology," Singh had said.
Singh, a former national general secretary of SP, was once considered the most powerful voice in the party after Mulayam.
However the relationship soured later. The party expelled him and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada on February 2, 2010 for indiscipline and indulging into anti-party activities that the party claimed dented its socialist image.
Amar Singh went on to form his won party `Rashtriya Lok Manch` but failed to create an impact. He then contested Lok Sabha polls on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Fatehpur Sikri seat of UP but lost. His Rajya Sabha tenure is also going to end later this year.