Former Samajwadi Party chief Amar Singh right this moment shot down rumours of his demise, revealing that he’s, actually, in a Singapore hospital awaiting surgical procedure for a kidney-related sickness. In a video posted on Twitter, dramatically titled “Tiger Zinda Hai“, a visibly frail Mr Singh took a swipe at “well-wishers” who, he claimed, wished him lifeless, saying he would return to India as quickly as his scheduled medical process was accomplished.
Amar Singh’s video assertion got here a day after rumours on social media that the 64-year-old political chief, who was born in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, had died.
“My well-wishers and associates are spreading rumours of my demise… that Yamraj (the Lord of Death in Hindu mythology) has known as me to him. This is completely false. There is sufficient braveness, enthusiasm and spirit left in me and my remedy is underway. Hopefully, with Goddess Bhavani’s blessings, I’ll return with double vitality,” Amar Singh mentioned within the video.
“I thank all my well-wishers who’re spreading the information of my demise,” the previous Rajya Sabha MP added.
Tiger Zinda Hai!! pic.twitter.com/YWm3Sb0Yuw
— Amar Singh (@AmarSinghTweets) March 2, 2020
Ahead of Lok Sabha polls in April-May final yr, Amar Singh had famously lashed out at former colleague Azam Khan, calling him the “filth and muck” of Indian politics.
The assault got here after Azam Khan made a distasteful comment about “khaki underwear” whereas campaigning towards actress-turned-politician and present BJP chief Jaya Prada in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur.
Azam Khan has been sparring with Jaya Prada ever since she joined the BJP in March final yr. She had gained from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur on a Samajwadi Party ticket within the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections. However, each she and Mr Singh have been expelled in 2010 over alleged anti-party actions.
A yr after they have been expelled Jaya Prada spoke out in defence of Amar Singh, who was accused in a cash-for-votes scandal forward of a belief vote in parliament in 2008.
Amar Singh was a key chief within the Samajwadi Party at a time when the get together moved to assist the Congress-led UPA authorities in 2008 after the Communist Party of India withdrew from the federal government over the nuclear cope with the United States.
In 2010 Mr Singh arrange his personal get together – the Rashtriya Lok Manch – the next yr and contested 360 of the 403 seats in UP Assembly polls, however didn’t win any.
Three years later he joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal and fought the Lok Sabha elections from the Fatehpur Sikri seat. However, he misplaced that electoral struggle too.