Kalyan Singh's son Rajvir quits Samajwadi Party
Kalyan Singh's son Rajvir resigned from Samajwadi Party today saying his father was insulted by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. "There is no point staying in a party where my father is not respected," Rajvir said.delhi Updated: Nov 15, 2009 18:02 IST
Kalyan Singh's son Rajvir resigned from Samajwadi Party today saying his father was insulted by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. "There is no point staying in a party where my father is not respected," Kalyan Singh's son Rajvir said.
He further went on to say that they were betrayed and were ready to face any challenge.
Rajvir resigned in the presence of his father, Kalyan Singh, from the post of general secretary and primary membership of the party.
On Sunday, Mulayam Singh Yadav had said Kalyan Singh never was nor would ever be inducted into the Samajwadi Party.
"I have said this in the past and would repeat it again that Kalyan Singh was never in the SP, nor he will be taken in the party fold in the future," Yadav told reporters in Lucknow in a reply to a question.
Even Kalyan had said that he was not associated with any party, he said.
When asked about his friendship with the former BJP leader, Yadav said that Congress was also SP's friend, whose government the party had saved in the past.
"We have no foes in politics, we only have ideological differences," he said.
On Kalyan sharing the dais with him during the SP's Agra convention, the party supremo said that he cannot stop anyone if he comes willingly.
"I admit that invitation was sent to Kalyan, but it was probably due to a mistake," he said.
When asked that Kalyan's son Rajvir Singh was an office-bearer in the SP, he said that this question was not raised when he was a minister in his government.