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Akhilesh is like my son, he didn't name me as outsider: Amar Singh

Updated: Sep 14, 2016 19:14 IST

New Delhi, [India], Sept. 14 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Wednesday downplayed Akhilesh Yadav's remark about some outsiders meddling in party affairs and said the assertion of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, who is like his son, was not aimed at him.

" Akhilesh Yadav is like a son to me and he did not call me an outsider," said Singh.

"How much ever you provoke me I won't answer this question, as I will not believe that Akhilesh made such statement. As till date he has never spoken bad about me," he added.

Singh, who recently made a comeback in the party fold, said that he shared brotherly relations with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"If Mulayam Singhji says I'm the culprit, I'll accept it," he said.

Akhilesh, after being removed from the post of party state unit chief by his uncle and bete noire Shivpal Yadav, said it is worrisome that outsiders were meddling in party affairs.

"Where have you found a family fight? This is a fight in the government, not a family fight. If people outside the family intervene then how will the government function? Some decisions were taken with consultation with Netaji (Mulayam Singh) and some I took on my own," he said. (ANI)