Amar Singh

  • Railway fare hike necessary: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Welcoming the hike in railway fares initiated by the Narendra Modi government, RLD leader Amar Singh on Saturday said the raise was needed for sustainable growth and said the central government's stance that the rich should voluntarily give up cooking gas subsidy is a mark of "good governance". "The hike...
  • Throw out Tapas Pal from party: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Rashtriya Lokmanch Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday said Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal should be thrown out of the party for his controversial 'shoot and rape' comments. "No apology should be accepted in such a case. The leader of the party should throw him out of the party. He...
  • Personal is not political: Amar Singh May 2, 2014

    Taking exception of abuzz about personal life of political leaders, former SP leader Amar Singh on Friday said that personal life events of anyone, including politicians, should not be the part of public debate. Referring to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's relationship with a TV journalist, he questioned that "what was wrong...
  • Amar Singh complains to EC against SP for targeting rivals April 24, 2014

    Fatehpur Sikri: Amar Singh, one of India's most colourful candidates who is contesting his first direct elections this time, has attacked his former party, the Samajwadi Party (SP). Speaking to CNN-IBN at a polling booth in the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat, from where he is contesting on an RLD ticket,...
  • Campaign trail with Amar Singh from Fatehpur Sikri April 20, 2014

    RLD leader Amar Singh is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Fatehpur Sikhri in Uttar Pradesh. On a campaign trail with him, here is how he woos the voters by bowing to buffaloes and adding star power. ...
  • Show Me The Money: Amar Singh's total assets valued at Rs 96.6 crore April 20, 2014

    Former SP leader and now RLD member Amar Singh has 15 lakh cash in hand. His bank deposits are valued at 4.7 crore. He and his wife have 5.8 crore worth of jewellery. Amar has two cars - a lexus and a maruti swift valued at 2.2 lakh. Singh has residential...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura April 17, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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. He...
  • Snapshot: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor campaign for Amar Singh in UP April 9, 2014

    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 April 8, 2014

    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 the...
  • Still saddened by the fallout with the Gandhis, says Jaya Bachchan April 8, 2014

    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 April 4, 2014

    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 Mahavir Singh...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Amar Singh who joined RLD ahead of polls March 16, 2014

    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 March 11, 2014

    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 seats respectively. RLD chief Ajit Singh will contest from Bagpat while his son Jayant Chowdhury from Mathura constituency, according to the first list of six candidates...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 11, 2014

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

    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 March 11, 2014

    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 but...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 10, 2014

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

    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 March 10, 2014

    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 March 10, 2014

    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 for...
  • Will join RLD today: Former SP leader Amar Singh March 10, 2014

    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 from eight...
  • AAP government rakes up cash for votes scam, will challenge Amar Singh's acquittal February 5, 2014

    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 January 23, 2014

    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 at...
  • Former SP leader Jaya Prada slams Akhilesh government over Saifai festival January 10, 2014

    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 the...
  • Why plots allotted to you shouldn't be cancelled, SC asks Neera Yadav, Amar Singh November 29, 2013

    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, her...
  • Cash for votes: Amar Singh, Sudheendra Kulkarni and others acquitted November 22, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 October 19, 2013

    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 police...