Amar Singh may float own party

Former SP leader eyes Thakur vote bank

Singh, who seems to have snapped all ties with his erstwhile mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav, will launch a “Kshatriya Chetna Rath” from Varanasi on Wednesday to pronounce his “Thakur inheritance.”

Arvind Singh, the once estranged younger brother of Amar Singh, told Deccan Herald here on Tuesday that the journey of “Kshatriya Chetna Rath” could be a precursor to a political outfit in UP with “Thakur vote bank” as its core. 

“We are launching a Kshtriaya Chetna Rath that will be flagged off by Amar Singhji. It will conclude its journey on March 28 in Delhi when a Kshatriya rally will be addressed by key political leaders,” Arvind Singh said.

Arvind Singh said he had patched up with his elder brother after Amar underwent a kidney transplant in Singapore on July 10, 2009.

Singh, who has quit the Congress, says the SP is now a “Yadav party” with all members of the Mulayam family outflanking non-Yadavs. “Amar Singh was the only cultured face of the SP. Now, the party has become a Yadav family,” he said. “My brother would arouse the Thakur pride in the state. There is no Thakur leader in the state,” he claimed.

Asked whether Amar Singh was in touch with Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati, Arvind Singh said: “If you are an intellectual but believe in intellectual bankruptcy, you may join her party.”

On the possibility of Amar Singh joining the Congress or thhe Nationalist Congress Party, he said “those options are available” but the first move would be “to consolidate Thakur votes” in UP.

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