SP leader Amar Singh on Saturday refused to comment on party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement that Kalyan Singh was never in the party and would never be taken into its fold.
"I will not comment on Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement (on Kalyan Singh). I am not authorised to comment on this matter. Mulayam Singh has made his views clear on the matter. I did not bring Kalyan Singh to SP. If some people say so, then it is mere conjecturing on their part. I cannot take decisions on his behalf. Kalyan Singh is a big and mature leader capable of taking his own decisions. He is an Independent MP and is not connected to SP," Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
The SP general secretary added that though on a personal level he has good relations with many leaders of parties with which SP has ideological differences, "these are my personal relations and have nothing to do with politics".
Earlier in the day, Yadav while replying to a question on Kalyan Singh in Lucknow had said, "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."
When asked about his friendship with the former BJP leader, Yadav had said that Congress was also SP's friend, whose government the party had saved in the past.