'Sidelined' Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday shocked everyone by making some downright explosive claims, saying that his party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav himself scripted the bitter feud between his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal.
Singh said that Mulayam scripted the entire drama to beat the anti-incumbency and law and order situation factors against the Samajawdi Party government and help his son win the crucial assembly elections.
Amar Singh further said that SP election symbol 'cycle', son and party are the weaknesses of Mulayam, and the SP patriarch orchestrated the drama to ensure that Akhilesh is projected as a rival of his father and emerges as a real political hero in the end.
Singh made these claims in an explosive interview to News18, during which he said, ''Initially he was unaware of Mulayam's game plan and played along, but subsequently realised that he was being used.''
In order to prove his allegations, the expelled SP leader said, when Mulayam went to the Election Commission for the second time to stake claim on 'cycle', he didn't take him along as he would have strongly pitched for the poll symbol.
How Amar Singh's charge against the Yadav family will affect the polls prospects of the SP polling for four phases, yet to be held in the ongoing high-voltage elections, remains to be seen.