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Mulayam hopeful to resolve differences with Amar Singh soon

Five days after top Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh quit all party posts citing health reasons, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said in Kolkata that he would not accept Singh’s resignation and that differences between them would be sorted out soon, report HT Correspondents.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2010 10:11 IST
HT Correspondents

Five days after top Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh quit all party posts citing health reasons, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said in Kolkata that he would not accept Singh’s resignation and that differences between them would be sorted out soon.

“Amar Singh has resigned from the post of general secretary and from membership of the party’s Parliamentary Board. But our relationship is such that I will not accept his resignation. This (crisis) will be resolved soon,” Yadav said after visiting ailing Marxist veteran Jyoti Basu in hospital on Sunday.

In New Delhi, Amar Singh told a TV new channel that he had no differences with Yadav, whom he held in “high esteem” but would “have to find an alternative” for the sake of his supporters. Singh denied rumours that he had spoken to Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Shukla about joining the Congress.

Film star-turned politician Sanjay Dutt had resigned as party general secretary on Saturday, saying he would follow his “elder brother” to any other party.

If Singh decides to leave the party, film star MPs Jaya Bachchan and Jaya Prada will also walk out with him as would Bhojpuri film star Manoj Tiwari.

In Lucknow, an SP MLA quit the party’s membership, a national general secretary resigned from his post and a leader of he party’s youth wing put in his papers.

(With PTI inputs)