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Amar Singh meets Mulayam Singh Yadav, denies joining SP

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 3:44pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: ANI

After holding a meeting with his former mentor and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh today denied reports of him joining the party from which he was expelled in 2010. The former SP leader, while leaving the residence of Mulayam Singh Yadav, said, "It was an informal, cordial meet. I am not joining the Samajwadi Party."

Earlier, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav had also rejected reports of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Amar Singh's re-entry into the party. SpeculationS of Amar Singh joining the SP were fuelled after Mulayam Singh Yadav had shared the same stage with Singh during the inauguration of the 367-acre Janeshwar Mishra Park.

Amar Singh, who used to be a confidante of Mulayam once upon a time, had reportedly joined the mega event on the latter's invitation. In January 2010, Amar Singh had resigned from all posts of Samajwadi Party and was expelled from the party by Mulayam Singh Yadav in February 2010.

Since then, Amar Singh went on to form his own party 'Rashtriya Lok Manch' but failed to create an impact. He then tried his luck by contesting Lok Sabha polls on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Fatehpur Sikri seat of UP, but lost. 

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