Articles about Amar Singh
Amar Singh was an influential Samajwadi Party (SP) politician known for his far-reaching connections with the big shots of the political, business, and film worlds. He came from a humble family in Uttar Pradesh but did his education in West Bengal. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College and did his LLB from University College of Law in Kolkata. In the world of politics, Singh initially tried his luck with Congress, but later met Mulayam Singh Yadav and joined SP in the 1990s. He became a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in 1996, 2002, and 2008. However, he was thrown out of the SP in 2010 for alleged anti-party activities. After brief stints elsewhere, Singh became a Rajya Sabha MP for the last time in 2016 as an independent with support from SP. Singh was sharp and adept at forming connections and striking deals. He was often surrounded by controversies like the 2008 Cash-for-Votes scandal, the 2006 call-recording leaks, and his close friendship and eventual fall out with Amitabh Bachchan, among others. He passed away in 2020 at the age of 64 due to kidney complications.
17 Jul 2020Politics
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.
19 Feb 2020Entertainment
Once close friends, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and actor Amitabh Bachchan, infamously grew apart in the last few years.
21 Jul 2019Entertainment
Celebs getting married outside India is a trend probably started by Anushka Sharma, when she married Virat Kohli in December 2017, in Italy.
15 Apr 2019Politics
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday sparked a controversy after he allegedly made offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.
06 Apr 2019Politics
The road to Delhi goes through Lucknow is perhaps the oldest and most relevant political slogan. And for 2019 elections, two parties, which were arch-rivals, have joined hands to ensure BJP stays out of power.
15 Aug 2018India
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.
30 Jul 2018Politics
Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi leader Amar Singh's presence at an event in Lucknow where PM Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath were present has triggered speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
10 Jun 2018Sports
Afghanistan would make their debut in the 5-day format when they take the field against India on June 14 in Bengaluru.
07 Mar 2018Politics
In a surprising development, SP has announced veteran actress Jaya Bachchan as its candidate for upcoming RS polls. Earlier, the party was expected to choose someone more experienced like Naresh Aggarwal. However, MP Amar Singh claimed, "Jaya Bachchan was consistently loyal to the Samajwadi Party, its system and hierarchy."
22 Feb 2018Politics
Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.
16 Jul 2017Politics
Former SP leader Amar Singh said that NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is the ideal choice for the president.
20 Jun 2017Politics
A day earlier, BJP declared their presidential candidate. In an unexpected move, it chose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.
06 May 2017Sports
In an interview recently, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson said that India does not produce many fast bowlers because the pitches are more suitable for spinners than pacers.
07 Apr 2017India
Member of Parliament Amar Singh raised a question before the Human Resource Development Ministry in Parliament on April 6 on the alleged "alarming" rise in Maoist activities in institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University.
29 Dec 2016Politics
Sources stated that CM Akhilesh Yadav has asked MLAs loyal to him to go ahead and fight the upcoming polls on their own; the news comes on the heels of party supremo Mulayam releasing the first list of candidates, without Akhilesh's name on the list.
27 Dec 2016Politics
The Samajwadi Party's UP state chief Shivpal Yadav revoked the suspension order of MLA Rampal Yadav, who was expelled by CM Akhilesh Yadav for indiscipline.
04 Nov 2016Politics
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Rath Yatra was dampened after SP state chief Shivpal Yadav called a press conference to announce that it was not the party's official campaign, which would begin tomorrow.
23 Oct 2016Politics
At a legislature meeting called at the Chief Minister's residence, Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from his cabinet post along with three other ministers he was close to.
25 Sep 2016India
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released an investigation report validating the exodus claims made by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hukum Singh in Jun'16.
20 Sep 2016Politics
Things continued to remain turbulent in the Samajwadi Party as Shivpal Yadav fired 7 pro-Akhilesh leaders from the party.
18 Sep 2016Politics
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reinstated his uncle Shivpal Yadav to all key portfolios barring one, and promised to support him as the SP's state-unit president.
15 Sep 2016Politics
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav denied reports of a family rift, stating that the 'political' dispute was with his uncle, Shivpal Yadav.