After SP, Amar Singh hisses about Jaya-Amitabh Bachchan family issues

He should be a Bigg Boss contender.

 |  3-minute read |   24-01-2017
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There are those who get called the “proverbial snake” for what they do, but let’s be honest, animals do not deserve to become descriptors for vile individual actions of human beings.

Consider, for instance, that political creature called Amar Singh. We still do not know what he exactly did or does for a living other than driving a wedge through families – of blood or political affiliation, but the worst we can do to him is loosely allude to the “proverbial snake”.

Inadequate, to say the least.

After his turbulent but unsuccessful stint trying divide the Samajwadi Party, playing Netaji 1.0 Mulayam Singh Yadav against Netaji 2.0 Akhilesh Yadav, drawing in Shivpal Yadav while trying to ward off Ram Gopal Yadav, Amar Singh has been summarily expelled by the resurgent and young chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, who’s also the new national president of the party. Singh, through the machinations that have had their time under the sun but are now a spent force, tried to insinuate that Akhilesh wasn’t a good son to Mulayam, to horribly miscalculated outcome.

snek_012417065915.jpg Wringing his hands in London, Amar Singh still feeds off New Delhi and its tentacular hold on the Hindi heartland. [Photo: DailyO]

Six years after he had faced his first expulsion from SP, Amar Singh was booted out again, but the man cannot just stop blaming others for the stuff that befalls him. After being thoroughly discredited as a party mover and shaker – all those hectic parleys with Delhi and BJP’s inner circle didn’t quite pay off – Amar Singh fell back on naming and shaming his old and long estranged friend, Amitabh Bachchan.

In a recent interview, Amar Singh has claimed that Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan (the latter is a Rajya Sabha MP from the Samajwadi Party) have been living separately for years now. Exactly how is that nugget of wisdom relevant to any of the burning issues of the day, other than being rabidly privacy-invading and frankly malicious gossip, is something only Amar Singh can explain.

Or, can he?

It is exactly this tendency to bite the plate that feeds him which makes Amar Singh so unwelcome in every political or personal situation, once the veneer of him being a wheeler-dealer is duly lifted. The Lutyens’ Delhi connections that Amar Singh had flaunted for the longest time of his chequered political career is something that has zero currency is today’s hyper-connected, Twitter-driven world. Exactly why, Akhilesh Yadav would galvanise support on social media while trying to rise above instrumental caste and religion calculations, while Mulayam Singh would eventually realise that his portal to New Delhi, when in 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (previous 7 RCR) or the Rashtrapati Bhawan, is not called Amar Singh.

Wringing his hands in London, Amar Singh still feeds off New Delhi and its tentacular hold on the Hindi heartland. Yet, he keeps denying that he’s responsible for the rifts (and the gifts that just keep giving) in India’s political or filmi universe. Why should the personal and private living arrangement (whatever that is) between Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan be of any concern to us? Why should Amar Singh bring up the issue? Is it to stay undead despite the rigor mortise that has set in as far as his “political career” is concerned?

Slime, grime and Amar Singh’s crime. There's no end in sight to those things. It's time the man just sucks it up and accepts that he's no longer wanted.

Also read - How Amar Singh damaged Samajwadi Party and Yadav Parivar


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