On his 54th birthday, Amar Singh was handed out a rude gift by the leadership of the Samajwadi Party (SP) that asked him to resign his membership of the Rajya Sabha.
Shortly after replacing Singh as party general secretary, newly appointed spokesman Mohan Singh launched a frontal attack on his predecessor, saying: “Since he has already disassociated himself from the party, the SP appeals to him to resign from the membership of the Rajya Sabha.”
Challenging him to quit, Mohan Singh added: “Amar knows that he will lose whatever little importance he now retains if he vacates membership of the Rajya Sabha.
Lucknow, Jan 7 : Amar Singh continued to be in the Samajwadi Party (SP) and there was "nothing big" if he quit from party posts, a seemingly unconcerned party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Thursday, a day after the surprise resignation by the high profile politician.
"Yes, I have received a letter," Mulayam Singh told reporters in Mainpuri district, about 200 km from here.
New Delhi, Jan 6 : Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Wednesday resigned from all the posts he held in the party.
Singh is currently taking rest in Dubai after undergoing medical treatment for his ill health.
Speaking to a private news channel Singh said: "At the age of 53, I am entitled to earned leave. After 20 years of hard work, I want to look after my family and my children."
After Ferozabad by elections there was speculation that the relation between Singh and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has worsened.
Samajwadi Party Uttar Pradesh chief, Akhilesh Yadav, without saying anything about Amar Singh's "overconfidence" statement, said that the Firozabad loss was due to use of money power by the Congress, dangling carrot of tickets to contest 2012 UP Assembly election and transfer of BJP votes to Congress. He said Samajwadi Party was the only party that has complete internal democracy through its Party Parliamentary Board.
Lucknow, Nov 16 : Over 2,000 Samajwadi Party activists Monday courted arrest in several parts of Uttar Pradesh and clashed with the police while protesting against the sugarcane purchase policy of the central and state governments.
Samajwadi Party functionaries, including MLAs and MPs, took to the streets in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, where they blockaded roads, targeted vehicles and also pelted stones at the police.
Lucknow, Nov 14 - The Samajwadi Party (SP) will Monday honour its leader Abu Asim Azmi who was recently attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators in the assembly at Mumbai for taking his oath in Hindi and not Marathi.
SP -- led by Mulayam Singh Yadav -- Saturday resolved to honour Azmi, the recently elected party legislator from Maharashtra.
"Azmi upheld the prestige of the national language in the anti-Hindi environment prevailing in Maharashtra," party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said here.
New Delhi, July 29 : The dispute over gas distribution between the Ambani brothers echoed in Parliament with Samajwadi Party (SP) members led by party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, demanding Petroleum Minister Murli Deora's resignation over the Centre's failure to ensure gas supply to the Dadri Power project in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
Though neither Yadav nor the SP members named the Ambani brother, the reference to the Dadri project and demand for Deora's resignation suggested the obvious.
Lucknow, May 24 : The Samajwadi Party on Sunday expelled senior leader Mohammad Azam Khan for six years for anti-party activities, capping weeks of bitter feud with the party leadership over its closeness with former BJP leader Kalyan Singh and its choice of Jayaprada as the party candidate for the Rampur Lok Sabha constituency.
Sanjay Dutt, who could not secure his long cherished goals in the field of politics, has
chosen to bid adieu to politics. Sanjay Dutt said that now wants to focus more on his film career.
Sanjay Dutt has dumped the idea of politics after his party’s poor performance in the recently held parliamentary elections.
A close pal of the actor disclosed, “Sanjay entered politics against the wishes of those close to him. He wanted to enter politics for the sake of his freedom.”
New Delhi, May 19: Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday submitted a letter pledging support for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
"I have been authorised and directed by the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to offer our support for the formation of new UPA Government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh," Amar Singh told reporters here.
The SP had extended outside support to the UPA Government after the Left parties pulled out over nuclear deal with the US last year.
Mainpuri, May 18: Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said that his party was ready to sit in the opposition if its offer of `constructive support' was not accepted by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
"We will continue to give constructive support to the UPA government. We have already made it clear to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. But if the UPA does not want our support, we have no choice but to sit in the opposition," Yadav told reporters here.
New Delhi, May 17 : Declaring his party's committment to secular politics, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Sunday said that his party was ready to support the Congress.
"The SP is committed to secular politics. I will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today evening, and tell them that our party is ready to lend `constructive support' to the Congress," Singh said at a press conference here.
Lucknow, May 17 : Controversial Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday resigned from the post of General Secretary and the membership of the party's parliamentary board.
Azam Khan, after his resignation, blamed former BJP leader and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh being the main reason for Samajwadi Party's defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Khan attracted a lot of ignominy for SP following his alleged anti-Jayaprada campaigning despite SP chief's requests not to do so. He was also involved in verbal-fight with Amar Singh.
New Delhi, May 14: Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Thursday said the Fourth Front is together and there are no rifts between the parties that comprise it.
"We will meet on May 17 to decide on future course of action. However, we will do whatever it takes to form a stable government," Amar Singh told reporters at the residence of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan here.
New Delhi, May 12: The Samajwadi Party has alleged that the Congress is in touch with BSP, and accused the party of using Uttar Pradesh Governor T V Rajeshwar for this purpose.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, SP General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday made it clear that his party's support will not come easy this time and indicated readiness to go with Left parties if BSP is not with them.
Singh also criticised the Congress for changing attitude towards Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Samajwadi Party candidate, the actress-turned politician Jaya Prada, who is looking towards re-election from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur constituency, has told CNN-IBN channel that she intends lodging a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) about SP leader Azam Khan's alleged attempts to tarnish her image by circulating objectionable material.
New Delhi, May 4: Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh on Monday expressed the hope of forming a secular government in the country.
While holding a road show in Jama Masjid area of New Delhi as part of campaign for the general elections, Singh said, we would form a secular government in the country, if we get people''s support and the required number.
"We will form a secular government. The rest will be decided by public and the numbers we get," said Singh.
Mumbai, Apr 24: Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Friday said his party would support Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar as Prime Minister.
“The NCP is expected to win at least 15 of 21 seats in Maharashtra. Nobody can become Prime Minister with support of 15 MPs. But Pawar is one such person who has friends and supporters in all political parties. The SP will extend support to Pawar as Prime Ministerial candidate,” Singh said during a roadshow here.
In defense of his supposed anti-English and anti-computers stand, the Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Monday that he opposed the use of English in public life and in government jobs, particularly as he supported the development of Indian languages like Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada, and Marathi.
Yadav underlined the significant role that regional languages play in making a nation truly strong, and said that it is because of the cultural degeneration that SP is against making English "compulsory."
Lucknow, Apr 3 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) will make a formal announcement of their new alliance here today.
On March 29, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh said, "The RJD, the LJP and the SP will sit together in Lucknow to discuss and announce the secular alliance."
The three parties on March 26 had separately announced plans to contest the coming general elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly.