Amar Singh is a politician from Uttar Pradesh. He was the most prominent name in the Samajwadi Party, but Singh left the party due to some internal tensions and issues among the members of the Party. Before this, he was a member of the Rajya Sabha and the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party. Amar is quite infamous, because of the numerous corruption cases that are ruling against him.
Amar was born on 27 January, 1956, in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He studied at St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and married Pankaja Kumari Singh. He has two daughters. Amar joined politics and entered the Samajwadi Party. He came into limelight when the UPA government became a minority, because the Communist Party of India withdrew from the alliance in the support of Nuclear Accords with the United States of America. The Samajwadi Party came in front, joined hands with the UPA government, and pledged support, along with its 39 members.
Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1996, and was part of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance. During 1999-2001, he was a member of the Committee on the Provision of Computers to Members of the Rajya Sabha, and was also a member of the Joint Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill. From 1999 to 2000, Amar was part of the Committee on Prevention of Money Laundering Bill, and a member of the Consultative Committee for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. From April 2001-2002, he was a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam, and later on, Singh became a member of the Committee on Petitions. In 2003, after getting re-elected to the Rajya Sabha, he became a member of the Committee on Privileges from 2003-2004. In 2004, he became a member of the Business Advisory Committee and General Purposes Committee.
Amar has been involved in several controversies, which are all related to him. He was probing in the Batla House Encounter case in 2008, and donated a check of Rs. 10 Lakhs to the family of a deceased police officer, Mohan Chand Sharma, who was a casualty during the encounter. Rumors surfaced that the check got bounced. Amar has also accused the BSP leader and then Chief Minister of the state of kidnapping 6 MP’s of their party and keeping them as hostages in Uttar Pradesh Bhavan. A chargesheet by the Delhi Police has been filed in his name, accusing him of giving bribes to the MP’s of the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 2008.
Recently, he has been in the news, because Amar has voluntarily resigned from all the posts of the Samajwadi Party as of 6 January, 2010, and was later expelled, along with
Jaya Prada, by Mulayam Singh Yadav on 2 February, 2010. He has formed another party by the name of Rashtriya Lok Manch, but lost badly in the polls and could not win a single seat.