In a surprise move, Amar Singh has been appointed as the Samajwadi Party General Secretary by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday.
Amar Singh is considered close to Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Yadav.
Apparently attacking Amar Singh for fuelling feud in the family, CM Akhilesh Yadav had said, "Everyone understands who is this outsider, even you know that. I have told Netaji that if an outsider comes between us, he will be thrown out."
"Netaji and I have decided that we will not let outsiders drive a wedge between us," he added.
However, Shivpal defended Amar Singh who is SP’s RS member and advised Akhilesh not to develop an ego and to "gain more experience".