Amar Singh says Akhilesh supporter issued death threats to him

Singh, who has been expelled from the Samajwadi Party, said, "An open death threat was issued against me by Akhilesh supporter", and alleged that senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav may "target" him.

Amar Singh says Akhilesh supporter issued death threats to him

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh alleged on Sunday that an open death threat has been issued to him by a "supporter" of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and said he feared that he may be killed in Uttar Pradesh.

Singh, who has been expelled from the Samajwadi Party, said, "An open death threat was issued against me by Akhilesh supporter", and alleged that senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav may "target" him.


"I am a target of Ram Gopal. I won't return from UP safe as he is openly issuing death threats to me," he told reporters here.

"I fear that I may be killed," he said. Referring to 'Z-category' security cover accorded to him by the central government, he said, "Ram Gopal Yadav even knows the reason why I received the security."

Rubbishing claims that he was the one who fuelled the rift in the Samajwadi Party, he asked, "Who replaced Mulayam Singh Yadav from party president's post?... Where am I between the tussle of father and son?"

He asserted he had always been "Mulayamwadi", but rued that now even Mulayam has become "Akhileshwadi".

The MP said that he, Mulayam and Shivpal Yadav have been sent on a 'vanvaas' (exile) by Akhilesh.