Kannauj: A day after BJP president Amit Shah took a dig at SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav over his meeting with Amar Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said BJP is more worried whether Amar "uncle" is returning to SP's fold or not.
"Amar Singh uncle aa rahe hain ya nahi... BJP ko iski jyada chinta hai (whether Amar Singh uncle is coming back (to SP) or not, BJP is more worried about it)," Yadav said today replying to a query about Singh's return to the ruling party.
Agra, April 8 : Bollywood actress Sri Devi and her husband Bonney Kapoor Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh.
Huge crowds turned up to see Sri Devi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with the Congress.
He is pitted against Samajwadi Party's Pakshlika Singh and BJP's Choudhary Babu Lal. The Aam Admi Party has fielded Laxmi Choudhary. (IANS)
New Delhi, Feb 23 : Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Saturday demanded a thorough investigation into senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's phone tapping issue after reports emerged that the person arrested in connection with this case was one of those accused of tapping his phone in 2005.
New Delhi, Feb 22 : Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was undergoing treatment at a Dubai Hospital, will be reaching New Delhi on Saturday evening.
Amar Singh''s close friend and famous business banking tycoon of Nigeria, Sunil Vasvani, is personally taking him back in his private plane to ensure his safe return.
Singh, who has been undergoing treatment at Dubai''s Welcare Hospital, had continuous phone calls from MPs, most of the central cabinet ministers, Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders and industrialists who were concerned about his health.
New Delhi, Sep 18 - Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday visited long-time friend and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Singh, arrested in the cash-for-votes scam, is on interim bail till Sep 19. He was put under medical observation Sep 13 after he complained of ill health.
Bachchan, who is in Delhi to attend the Bharatiya Gyanpith Award, was accompanied by his Delhi-based daughter, Shweta Nanda.
"Amitabh Bachchan came to see Amar Singh in the private ward around 11 a. m.," an AIIMS doctor said.
New Delhi, Sep. 15 : A lower Delhi court will on Thursday hear the bail application of former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh in connection with his role in the 2008 Cash for Votes scam.
The hearing of the bail plea comes a day after lawyers representing Singh submitted their client''''s latest medical report to a special judge hearing his plea for bail on health grounds.
New Delhi Sep 14 : The director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Wednesday submitted former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's medical report to a Delhi court hearing the cash-for-votes scam.
The sealed report was submitted before special judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.
The Rajya Sabha member, who was admitted to AIIMS Monday and has been under observation for a kidney complaint, was arrested Sep 6 for his alleged involvement in an attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the July
2008 parliament trust vote.
New Delhi, Sep 13 : A court here Tuesday deferred for two days the hearing on the bail plea of Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in the cash-for-votes scam.
Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal posted the matter for Thursday after directing the Tihar Jail superintendent and director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to submit a complete medical report on the 55-year-old leader by 12 p. m. Wednesday.
New Delhi, Sep. 13 : The bail hearing of former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, who was arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, will be heard by a lower court on Tuesday.
Singh, who is suffering from kidney-related problems, has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a rise in creatinine level in his body.
Singh is seeking interim bail from a Delhi court on medical grounds. The CBI is likely to ask for further custody.
New Delhi, Sep 9 : A Delhi court will on Friday resume hearing into former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh''s bail plea in connection with the 2008 cash-for-votes scam.
Singh, who was arrested on Tuesday, is presently lodged at Delhi''s Tihar Jail. He has been remanded in judicial custody till September 19.
New Delhi, Aug 25 : A court here Thursday issued summoned four people, including Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to appear Sep 6, in the cash-for-votes scandal that rocked parliament during a trust vote in 2008.
Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued the summons against Amar singh, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Fagan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Bhagora and Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former associate of BJP leader L. K. Advani.
A looming career in politics has probably made former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to think about an alternative career in the entertainment industry. The veteran politician has already acted as a ‘home minister’ in evergreen star Dev Anand’s movie Chargesheet. He will also be seen in a Malayalam movie opposite veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. Now, as per the latest reports, Amar Singh is very keen to enter Bigg Boss house.
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.
A week after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh’s resignation from all party posts was accepted by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Singh criticised Mulayam while spelling out the three political options before himself.
He also indicated that he would take up the cause of the Rajputs, who he believes have been marginalised in Indian politics.
In an interview in Lucknow on Saturday, Singh said one of the options before him is to have a “graceful coordination with the Congress”. Another is a “return to the SP on an equal footing” and the third option is to float his own political party.
New Delhi, Jan 11 : The crisis in the Samajwadi Party (SP) appeared to have eased Monday with Amar Singh, who resigned from all party posts last week, saying that matters have been sorted out in the party.
Amar Singh and SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, who had spoken against each other, said they had sorted out issues between them.
"Things have been sorted out between us," Amar Singh told a TV channel from Dubai.
Amar Singh, however, said he would continue to press for acceptance of his resignation from party posts on health grounds.
Kolkata, Jan 10 : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Sunday that the resignation put down by Amar Singh will not be accepted and the issue will be resolved soon.
"Amar Singh has resigned from the post of general secretary and from the parliamentary board. But our relationship is such that I will not accept his resignation. One can''t sever these ties so easily. This will soon be resolved," he said.
The friction is said to be increasing within the party. Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has also resigned as the general secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP).
The actor-turned-politician resigned a couple of days after Amar Singh, quit from all party posts of the SP.
Kolkata, Jan 10 - Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday said he would not accept the resignation of Amar Singh from party posts and asserted that the problems, including Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's decision to quit as general secretary, would be sorted out.
"It's true that Amar Singh has given his resignation from all party posts. But I will not accept his resignation. Everything will be ok," Mulayam told reporters at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here.
Asked about Sanjay Dutt's announcement of stepping down from his post, he said: "Everything will be sorted out."
Mulayam was in Kolkata to visit the private hospital where Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu is critically ill with pneumonia.
New Delhi, Jan 8 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday did not rule out the possibility of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh joining its ranks, but said it was not the occasion to talk politics.
"We believe in keeping human relations above politics. Mr Amar Singh is unwell. Our party sends him best wishes to see him healthy, fit and fine," NCP spokesperson D. P. Tripathi told IANS.
Reacting to the speculation about Amar Singh joining the NCP, he said it was "no occasion to talk politics".
Etawah, Jan. 7 : Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has confirmed differences existing between Amar Singh and Ram Gopal Yadav, the two senior leaders of his party.
The in-fight exiting between the two General Secretaries became public on Wednesday after Amar Singh sent his resignation from all party posts, citing ‘health’ as the reason.
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.