The Samajwadi Party’s hostility towards former Mulayam Singh lieutenant Amar Singh may be thawing after his ignominious removal, with the Uttar Pradesh government reportedly soft pedalling over a case of money laundering against him.
Singh, who has been suffering from ill health due to a kidney problem, has largely stayed away from the limelight since his ouster from the party by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh ahead of state elections.
The case had been filed against Amar Singh during the BSP regime in the state.
And another case against Singh, into which the Allahabad High Court had ordered a probe, has been sent from the specialised Economic Offences Wing to the Kanpur district police, Times Now reported.
The Allahabad High Court had directed a probe by a state agency into alleged irregularities involving Singh during his stint as head of UP Development Council and had dismissed his plea seeking quashing of proceedings against him.
Singh was accused of misappropriating crores of rupees when he was functioning has Chairman of UP State Development Council.
While political observers hinted that this may a sign of a thaw in the relations between the Samajwadi Party chief and his former trusted ally, Singh has himself been denying any possibility of rejoining the party.
“I am not going to beg anyone for my rejoining. I sacrificed my health for them. I have seen everything in politics and I am satisfied,” Singh was quoted as saying in an Indian Express report last month.
However, while Akhilesh Yadav is reportedly opposed to any alliance with the former Samajwadi Party leader, it’s not very clear what his father thinks.