Ready to sacrifice myself: Amar Singh at Party feud
NEW DELHI: Portrayed as a villain by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in the ongoing feud in the Yadav clan, Amar Singh on Thursday broke his silence on the issue, saying he was ready to “sacrifice” himself if it can help resolve the crisis.
They also hit out at expelled Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav for “threatening” him, saying if anything happens to him, the blame would lie on the cousin of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
“Sacrifice me. I am ready if sacrifice can solve the problem,” he said here.
Reaching out to Akhilesh, he said the young leader should not go by what “backbiters” say.
“Let Mulayam Singh say that I have said anything against Akhilesh…there is a new breed of people who are with the CM as he is in power. I am, was, and would remain with Akhilesh, the son of Mulayam Singh, not the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh…Mulayam is not only the father of Akhilesh but also the Samajwadi Party,” Singh said.
He said when Akhilesh was made the SP-UP unit chief replacing Shivpal Singh Yadav, even then he (Amar Singh) was blamed for it. “Even now I am being blamed,” he quipped.
He said when Akhilesh’s family was opposing his plans to marry Dimple, “I was the one who stood by him, but today I am hurt by his words. There is no photo of his wedding in which this ‘deal’ (power broker) is not there,” he said, expressing disappointment over the remarks of the chief minister. Akhilesh had recently called Singh a ‘deal’.
Responding to a problem on a claim by Ram Gopal that no one can guarantee his safety as well as that of Shivpal if they made any statement against the former in public, Singh said it was an open “threat” and he would seek protection from the Union home minister.