Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and former SP leader, passes away

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Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and former SP leader, passes away


NEW DELHI:

Rajya Sabha

member and former

Samajwadi Party

leader

Amar Singh

passed away in Singapore on Saturday. He was 64.

Singh was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related ailments over the past few months.

Singh’s long association with the SP came to an end after he was expelled from the Akhilesh Yadav-led party in 2017. The party had earlier expelled Singh in 2010 but reinstated him after a few years.

Several political leaders mourned Amar Singh, remembering him as a leader who had made friends across the political spectrum.

Expressing grief over the veteran politician’s death, defence minister Rajnath Singh said that Amar Singh, who was known for his jovial nature, had a friendly association with all political parties.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh tweeted: “Just received the tragic news of the demise of Rajya Sabha

MP

Shri Amar Singh. May god give peace to his soul and strength to his family to bear the loss. My condolences are with him. Om Shanti”

“Amar Singh MP and a person I have known for lo

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