A networker, a shrewd politician, a master executioner of his strategies, Amar Singh is a multi-faceted man. From Bollywood to businessmen, he is said to be close to most. But it is also said that you make him a part of your family affairs, and he is sure to create a rift.

He is being considered as one of the reasons for the ongoing rift between the first family of the Samajwadi Party. While Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav nearly came to blows with each other on the dais during a party meeting, supporters of the old and the new guard of the party are also up in arms.

Picture this:

This is a poster that has been put up on the streets of Lucknow where Amar Singh has been pictured as a dog. It is being alleged on the poster that he is working as an agent of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

There are also several gifs doing the rounds on social media on the family feud.

The relationship between Amar Singh and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh dates back to the year 1996. Yadav had formed the party in 1992 and was focussing on the affairs of Uttar Pradesh. Singh met Yadav, backed him and assured him of a vision in national-level politics. Soon, he became the second-in-command of the SP. Being the spokesperson of the party in Delhi, Yadav’s close confidant becane the face of the SP in the capital.

But in 2010, he was expelled from the party on charges of being involved in anti-party activties. He floated his own political party, the Rashtriya Lok Manch, in 2011, and unsuccessfully fielded a number of candidates in the 2012 assembly polls in the state.

He tried on several ocassions to make a comeback but failed. His efforts to approach Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi also were not fruitful.

In 2015, Singh reentered the Samajwadi Party. Mulayam threw his weight behind him, making him a Rajya Sabha member and later also appointing him as the national general secretary of the party.

Let’s wait and watch how the hustle bustle in the party has an impact in the elections that are due just next year.