Lucknow: After BJP ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has offered a ticket to former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, he has once again begged political attention. A news says that the party has offered him a ticket to contest from Azamgarh in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
On Tuesday, while addressing media, SBSP Chief Om Prakash Rajbhar said, “Amar Singh is a big leader if he wishes to contest the 2019 polls from Azamgarh, and if the seat comes to our quota, we would gladly offer it to him. Also, SBSP’s doors are always open for him. However, the sharing of seats among NDA partners is yet to be decided.”
Besides this, PM Modi, while addressing the public on his recent visit to Lucknow targeted the opposition party and meanwhile drew attention to Amar Singh and said those who have doubts regarding the opposition meeting industrialists can contact him as he holds the whole list of the politicians who used to meet industrialists behind closed doors.
“Amar Singh Ji is present here and he knows most of the dealings between the industrialists and politicians,” said PM Modi.
Apart from this, Amar Singh had also met UP CM Yogi Adityanath at his residence which he termed as a normal meeting.
Amar Singh, once the right-hand man of Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been speaking against the Samajwadi Party for quite some time.
Amar Singh, On Monday, targeted the Samajwadi Party and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh. He alleged both the parties for favoring casteism and said he is looking forward to supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“I believe in politics of sanity and sensitivity…There is no Congress in UP. It is a fringe player. The SP and BSP are the two sides of the same coin,” said Amar Singh.
There are basically five Assembly seats in the Azamgarh parliamentary constituency namely Gopalpur, Sagri, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, and Mehnagar.
Talking about the 2017 state Assembly elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party won Sagri and Mubarakpur where as the Samajwadi Party begged Gopalpur, Azamgarh, and Mehnagar.
Besides this, the SP was runner-up in Sagri and Mubarakpur whereas OP Rajbhar’s SBSP was runner-up in Mehnagar and the BJP was a runner-up in Gopalpur and Azamgarh.