Party used me as a dust bin: Amar Singh
Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday accused the party leadership of using him as a "dust bin" and shifting the blame on him for decisions that later backfired.delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2010 14:47 IST
Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday accused the party leadership of using him as a "dust bin" and shifting the blame on him for decisions that later backfired.
"My journey in SP has been from a dust bin to being termed as garbage," he told reporters in New Delhi.
Singh said he is being blamed for the various decisions the party leadership took after they backfired including extending the hand of friendship to former BJP leader Kalyan Singh.
While claiming that most of the decisions were taken by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, he said, "Now I am being blamed for them... I am a kshatriya. Had they asked me to take responsibility for the wrong decisions they have taken, I would have readily accepted. But it is a conspiracy to blame me for everything which went wrong".
He claimed he was recuperating in a Singapore hospital when both Mulayam and Kalyan shared the dias during the party's convention in Agra last year.
"Do you think that I became a ghost and whispered in Mulayam Singhji's ears to place the party's red cap on Kalyan Singh's head," Singh said.
The former SP leader said that several Muslim leaders and workers were "shocked" at the party's move to shake hands with Kalyan Singh.
"But they were forced to raise slogans like Kalyan Singh zindabad," he said, adding that blaming him for getting close to Kalyan Singh was wrong on part of leaders like national spokesperson Mohan Singh and general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav.