Rajya Sabha Member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today reached Azamgarh district’s Lal Ganj tehsil, to donate his ancestral property worth around Rs 15 crore, to Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh affiliated organization Seva Bharti. Amar Singh was accompanied by Seva Bharti leader Rishipal Singh, at the area’s Sub-divisional magistrate’s office.
“By giving away my property in the memory of my late father to them, I have tried to make a contribution to their efforts to serve the society,” Amar Singh said. He added that RSS is too big an organization, to be donated anything.
Firstly it was believed that Amar Singh will give his property on lease to Seva Bharti. But, on Tuesday, Singh’s close aid Virbhadra Pratap Singh said that property will be donated entirely to Seva Bharti, without any foundation. He has also informed that Amar Singh will also attend RSS event in Kanpur, to be held on 23 February. The event will also be attended by Uttar Pradesh’s deputy CM Dinesh Chandra Sharma.
The property donated by Amar Singh consists of his multi-storied bungalow, which is equipped with bullet-proof windows and a lift, along with 10-Bigha or roughly 2.5-acre farmland. Seva Bharti will use the donated property to establish a Thakur Hairshchandra Seva Kendra.
Amar Singh had resigned from all posts of SP in 2010, following which he was expelled from the party by Mulayam Singh Yadav. Recently, he has been inching closer towards Bhartiya Janata Party. However, Amar Singh has kept his card reserved, and never responded to speculations. Today, answering to media persons, he even acknowledged Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the emerging leader, citing Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, in which BJP lost to Congress, despite having more vote share.
Amar Singh also said that entrance of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into active politics will ensure wiping out of ‘cockroach parties’, and make election battle restricted to two parties. Slamming the SP-BSP alliance, Amar Singh said that Mayawati led BSP is a turncoat and forges a friendship with any party, which it deems will give it electoral benefit.