Terming Amar Singh as an asset for the Samajwadi Party, former BJP leader Kalyan Singh, who recently parted company with Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Monday claimed the SP supremo cannot do politics without him.
"Amar Singh is very good leader, orator and excellent political manager. Mulayam Singh Yadav cannot do politics without him," Kalyan told PTI while reacting on the ongoing tussle within the SP.
Attacking the SP chief he said, "Treachery, cheating and opportunism is the second name of Mulayam. He is in habit of making friends for personal benefit and deserting them later."
He claimed Amar Singh was piqued with the situation within the party.
"Amar had told his feelings to me several times in the past. Some leader had created insulting situation for him in the party. May be this was a reason behind resigning from all the party posts," he said.
Defending Singh, who had been attacked by some workers for the SP's defeat in Firozabad, Kalyan said the decision to field Dimple Yadav was that of Mulayam and not Amar Singh.
"I would like to clarify the situation. It was Mulayam, who met me in Delhi and said that he wanted to field his 'bahu' (daughter-in-law) from Firozabad. He in fact asked me to talk to Ram Gopal Yadav and Amar Singh in this regard," Kalyan said.