Amar Singh appointed as Samajwadi Party’s national general secretary

Amar Singh, who survived the recent ‘outsider’ storm in ruling Samajwadi Party, was on Tuesday appointed SP General Secetary by party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“You have been appointed general secretary of Samajwadi Party. I hope in the coming days you will strengthen the party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections”, Mulayam said in a handwritten letter to Amar.

Though SP big wigs were strongly opposed to Amar Singh, often described as an ‘outsider’, Mulayam threw his weight behind him, first by making him a Rajya Sabha member some time back and now allotting him an important party post.

Holding Amar responsible for the feud within the SP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had recently said that ‘outsiders’ have been interfering in party affairs. Amar, however, denied that Akhilesh’s barb was directed at him, saying that the chief minister was like a son to him and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav his brother.