Amar Singh

  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura 17-04-2014 08:55 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Arunima visits Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mathura constituencies in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Sridevi and Boney Kapoor campaign for Amar Singh in UP 09-04-2014 11:11 AM

    Bollywood actress Sridevi and her husband Bonney Kapoor on Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Huge crowds turned up to see Sridevi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with the Congress....
  • Snapshot: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor campaign for Amar Singh in UP 09-04-2014 09:29 AM

    Agra: Bollywood actress Sridevi and her husband Bonney Kapoor on Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Huge crowds turned up to see Sri Devi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with...
  • Sri Devi, Bonney Kapoor campaign for RLD leader Amar Singh 08-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Bollywood actress Sri Devi and her husband Bonney Kapoor on Tuesday campaigned for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh. Huge crowds turned up to see Sri Devi, causing traffic jams on the national highway, witnesses said. Amar Singh's RLD has an alliance with...
  • Still saddened by the fallout with the Gandhis, says Jaya Bachchan 08-04-2014 08:51 AM

    Samajwadi Party MP and actor Jaya Bachchan has said that the she is still saddened by the fallout between the Bachchan and Gandhi family. Speaking to CNN-IBN, she also clarified that her falling out with RLD leader Amar Singh, saying it happened because his views changed. Following is the transcript...
  • Amar Singh files Lok Sabha nomination in Agra 04-04-2014 05:30 PM

    Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Amar Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers in Agra for the Fatehpur Sikri (Agra Rural) Lok Sabha seat. Amar Singh is pitted against BJP's Choudhary Babu Lal, Samajwadi Party's Pakliksha Singh and outgoing Bahujan Samaj Party MP Seema Upadhyaya. The Aam Admi Party has fielded...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Amar Singh who joined RLD ahead of polls 16-03-2014 07:48 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on politician Amar Singh who recently joined Rashtriya Lok Dal. ...
  • RLD gives ticket to Amar Singh, Jaya Prada from Fatehpur Sikri, Bijnore 11-03-2014 11:52 PM

    A day after they joined RLD, Amar Singh and Rampur MP Jaya Prada were on Tuesday named party candidates from Fatehpur Sikri and Bijnore Lok Sabha seatsrespectively. RLD chief Ajit Singh will contest from Bagpat while his son Jayant Chowdhury from Mathura constituency, according to the first list of six...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Ram Mandir is not an election issue: RSS to BJP 11-03-2014 08:45 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday told BJP that Ram Mandir is no longer a major election issue for them. It has asked the party to focus on other national affairs. This comes after the RSS held a four day strategy meeting. ...
  • Interesting alliances- the flavour of 2014 Lok Sabha elections 11-03-2014 12:04 AM

    New Delhi: As elections draws near, interesting tie-ups between political parties and leaders are being witnessed. The most prominent one on Tuesday being Amar Singh and Jaya Prada jumping ship to join Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal, an ally of the Congress. They may be struggling to be politically relevant...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Is ticket distribution controversy hurting the BJP? 10-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have been trying to play down reports of trouble over ticket distribution in the party. Lalji Tandon, a key associate of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and sitting MP from Lucknow, has denied reports that he was asked to vacate his seat for party...
  • Amar Singh joins RLD but tries to appease Congress with apology 10-03-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: Amar Singh's candour is fresh as ever. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the former Samajwadi Party leader staunchly defended his move to join the Rashtriya Lok Dal with a line that drew on a hit Bollywood song, "Tum karo toh rasleela, main karun toh character dheela. (If you...
  • Amar Chitra Katha part 3: Amar Singh, Jaya Prada join RLD 10-03-2014 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: In the season of defections and 'adjustments', one of India's most colourful politicians Amar Singh has joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) of Ajit Singh. After he was sacked from the Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh was out of circulation for sometime. The 2008 'cash...
  • Will join RLD today: Former SP leader Amar Singh 10-03-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has said that he will join the Rashtriya Lok Dal on Monday. His announcement came after the Congress reportedly told him to contest as an independent candidate. The RLD is fighting the 2014 General Elections along with the Congress. It will contest...
  • AAP government rakes up cash for votes scam, will challenge Amar Singh's acquittal 05-02-2014 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is all set to challenge the acquittal of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and five others in the cash for votes scam. The government has written to the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommending the order of a lower Court in cash for votes to...
  • Not returning to Samajwadi Party, says Amar Singh 23-01-2014 11:52 AM

    Former Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has dismissed speculations about his return to the party fold. Pointing out that he will never "again fall in the Samajwadi trap", the leader also announced late Wednesday that he would be distributing blankets to the riot victims...
  • Former SP leader Jaya Prada slams Akhilesh government over Saifai festival 10-01-2014 08:51 PM

    Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada on Friday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the controversial Saifai Mahotsav. Speaking to reporters in Shirdi after visiting the Saibaba shrine, Jaya Prada, a former Samajwadi Party leader, said that while common people were suffering under the intense cold spell in...
  • Why plots allotted to you shouldn't be cancelled, SC asks Neera Yadav, Amar Singh 29-11-2013 02:31 PM

    The Supreme Court has directed the issuance of notice to Uttar Pradesh's former chief secretary Neera Yadav, her two daughters and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh as to why residential plots allotted to them in Noida should not be cancelled. Describing the allotment of alternative plots to Neera Yadav,...
  • Cash for votes: Amar Singh, Sudheendra Kulkarni and others acquitted 22-11-2013 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, former BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni and three other BJP leaders in the sensational cash for votes scam. These people were arrested by the Delhi Police in 2011 on the charges of trying to bribe the MPs to vote...
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards 09-11-2013 10:27 PM

    An RTI query has revealed that Padma awards recommendations are not always done on the basis of merit with politicians and celebrities flouting norms to often pitch for their friends and relatives. The RTI revealed that Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has recommended both his sons Ayaan and Amaan for...
  • VIPs nominated relatives, friends for Padma awards 2013: RTI query 09-11-2013 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest. The RTI reveals that some recommended as many as 25 nominees for the Padma awards. Congress treasurer Motilal Vora,...
  • Order on 2008 cash-for-votes scam likely today 19-10-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to pronounce its order on Saturday on framing of charges in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam against former Samajwadi Party member Amar Singh. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal reserved his order on framing of charges for October 19. In the first chargesheet filed by Delhi...
  • Cash-for-vote: Order reserved on framing of charges against Amar Singh 03-10-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order on framing of charges in the 2008 cash-for-vote-scam involving former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and two BJP MPs. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal reserved for October 19 order on framing of charges. "October 19 for orders," the judge said. During...
  • News briefs: Amar Singh receives death threat on SMS 03-08-2013 11:57 PM

    Once a prominent face in Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh on Saturday claimed he was receiving text messages warning him not to come to meet slain former MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu's family, as he could also meet the same fate. RPF,Lucknows Child Welfare Committeerescue 13 child labourers Railway Protection...
  • No proof against Amar, Amitabh in money laundering case: District authorities 31-07-2013 04:39 PM

    An official probe has found noevidence against Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, formerSP leader Amar Singh and his wife in the 2009 fraud and moneylaundering case against them. District authorities in their report to the Uttar Pradeshgovernment have said the case against the four accused doesnot hold as no proof was...
  • Receiving life threatening SMSes: Amar Singh 28-07-2013 11:57 PM

    Amar Singh, once a prominent face in Samajwadi Party, on Sunday claimed he was receiving text messages asking him not to come to meet slain former MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu's family, as "he could also meet the same fate". Amar, who along with MP Jaya Prada, had come to...
  • Beni threatens to quit Cong if stopped from speaking against Mulayam 04-07-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Threatening to quit Congress if stopped from speaking against Mulayam Singh Yadav, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said he has been humiliated after he was reprimanded by his party for comments against the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief. Meanwhile, reacting to Beni's comments, Congress said that the party is...
  • Jayaprada to join Congress? 01-05-2013 07:49 PM

    Hyderabad: Speculation is rife that actress-politician Jayaprada, currently a member of Lok Sabha from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, is planning to come back to her home state Andhra Pradesh and join the Congress party soon. The speculation has been triggered following her meeting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi last week....