Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has died after battling illness. He was 64. The Rajya Sabha MP went to a hospital in Singapore in March for surgery on kidney-related illness.
Amar Singh was a prominent leader in the Samajwadi Party when the party backed to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2008, with the Communist Party of India backing the government over a nuclear deal with the US Was taken.
Many leaders have expressed their condolences by tweeting. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said, “May God bless the soul of Shri Amar Singh ji in his deeds. I have deep condolences to the family of Shri Amar Singh ji. I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved wife and daughters.” ” Vadra tweeted.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Feeling saddened by the news of the demise of senior leader and MP Mr. Amar Singh. During public life, he shared friendship among all parties. My heart goes out to the family. “
Amar Singh and his protector, actor Jayaprada, were expelled from the Samajwadi Party in February 2010 for “anti-party activities”.
The former Samajwadi Party leader, however, praised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav while he was leaving, with a jumble: “I am blessed by him … He has liberated me.”
Amar Singh and Bachchan were very close at one time. But in 2016, their relationship broke up after Mr. Singh’s complaints against Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan became public.
In February this year, Amar Singh released a video expressing “regret” over his behavior towards Amitabh Bachchan and his family. The former Samajwadi Party leader recorded and posted the video on his Facebook account after receiving Mr. Bachchan’s message on his father’s death anniversary.
Amar Singh was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1996. After being expelled by the Samajwadi Party in 2010, he was again elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 as an independent member, but with the support of the Samajwadi Party, with whom he was seen. His bridges burned.