The Samajwadi Party (SP) inducted Amar Singh in the party’s central parliamentary board on Wednesday, giving him more power and say in the party affairs, including ticket distribution.
Ramgopal Yadav, party’s national general secretary, announced the induction of Singh, described as an outsider by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav during the Yadav family feud. Ramgopal is considered an Akhilesh camp member in party circles.
In a letter dated December 6, Ramgopal said party’s national president Mulayam Singh Yadav nominated Singh as a member of the board.
Ramgopal wrote: “I extend congratulations to you. I hope the party will get stronger with your experience and hard work.”
Mulayam had expelled Singh from the SP for six years in 2010.
Without formally re-inducting him in the party, Mulayam got Amar Singh elected to the Rajya Sabha in May.
In July, Amar Singh became an executive committee member of the SP. He was appointed the party’s national general secretary in September.
Ramgopal had said in Etawah on December 5 that he would have the final say in ticket distribution.