New Delhi: Expelled Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh on Sunday took a dig at actress Jaya Bachchan, saying he too misses her as she did not support him when he was expelled from the party.
"Jaya bhabhi (sister-in-law) said she is in SP and Amar Singh brought her to the party. She said that his politics was my politics. Now, he is not there, I miss him very much," Amar Singh said.
"Listen, Jayaji, I don't know where you are. I want to tell you that your brother-in-law was insulted. SP General Secretary Mohan Singh said that Jaya Bachchan is just a showpiece and all film actors are just actors," he said.
"I want to tell you that Manoj Tiwari and Jaya Prada are with me. So I want to tell you that I am also missing you very much," Singh said, alluding to the fact that the two actors, who were part of the SP, came out in support of him. Both were expelled from the party for supporting Amar Singh.
Amar Singh was apparently hitting out at the actor-turned-politician as she Friday denied that the SP was divided. But she had said that she "personally misses Amar Singh".
Jaya had also she would think about whether to join him in any of his future political venture only after her term is over. Her term in the upper house of parliament will come to an end in July.
She defended party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's controversial remarks on the women's reservation bill, saying he wanted a debate on the issue.
The SP chief last week said that the 33 per cent reservation in parliament and state assemblies would lead to elecion of only women from elitist background, "at whom youth would whistle".
Amar Singh, who called superstar Amitabh Bachchan his elder brother and was seen together with the Bachchan family at all events, including family get-togethers and award functions, resigned from all posts of the party citing poor health in January. In his blog and interviews to media, however, he said the party did not treat him well.
He and Jaya Prada were expelled for "anti-party activities" a month later. It was speculated that Jaya Bachchan, whom he addresses as his sister-in-law, would also leave the party, but she did not.(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed - IANS)