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Amar Singh wants to break Netaji's heart, says Kiranmoy Nanda

Updated: Jan 02, 2017 14:31 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 2 (ANI): Extremely disappointed with his expulsion from the Samajwadi Party, Kiranmoy Nanda on Monday said Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh wants to hurt party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, adding he has done the same earlier as well.

As the battle in the Yadav clan today shifted to Delhi with rival camps planning to approach the Election Commission to claim control over the 'cycle' symbol, Nanda said that the party symbol is not a big thing.

"We have everything. Netaji is our leader. The post of a chief is not big. Amar Singh keeps on visiting London, Paris, America. What can I say about him? He wants to break Netaji's heart. Earlier, as well he tried a lot to break Netaji's heart. He was unsuccessful. Even now he plans to break Netaji's heart," he told ANI.

"We will not leave Netaji. We will always stand by him," he added.

Playing the emotional card, Amar Singh earlier said he won't mind his expulsion from the party but would definitely feel bad if Mulayam Singh Yadav discards him from his heart.

"I will feel bad if Mulayam Singh Yadav will discard me from his heart and if I would be expelled from the party then it will not be regretful for me," Singh told the media on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

The Yadav versus Yadav battle shifts to Delhi today where the Samajwadi Party factions led by Mulayam and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will stake claim to the party's symbol 'cycle'.

Mulayam, who founded the party 25 years ago, said this morning that the "Samajwadi Party's election symbol is my signature."

He has cancelled a party meeting he had called on December 5 and has asked party candidates to head to their constituencies and prepare for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The Samajwadi Party split yesterday with Akhilesh being declared the party president in place of his father at a massive show of strength in a public ground in Lucknow.

Mulayam has declared Akhilesh's meeting and its decisions "illegal."

The Chief Minister's staunch supporter and Mulayam's cousin Ram Gopal Yadav will visit the Election Commission in Delhi today to stake claim to the 'cycle' symbol.

Given that the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are round the corner, the Election Commission could freeze the 'cycle' symbol instead of hurriedly granting it to any one side. (ANI)