VARANASI: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh alleged today that an open death threat has been issued to him by a “supporter” of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and said he feared that “I may be killed” in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh, who has been expelled from the Samajwadi Party, said, “An open death threat was issued against me by Akhilesh supporter”, and alleged that senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav may “target” him.
“Main hoon Ram Gopal ke target pe, woh khule aam meri hatya ki chunauti de rahe hain ki main UP se surakshit wapas nahin jaunga (I am a target of Ram Gopal. I won’t return from UP safe as he is openly issuing death threats to me),” he told reporters here.
“I fear that I may be killed,” he said.
Referring to ‘Z-category’ security cover accorded to him by the Central Government, he said, “Ram Gopal Yadav even knows the reason why I received the security.”
Rubbishing claims that he was the one who fuelled the rift in the Samajwadi Party, he asked, “Who replaced Mulayam Singh Yadav from party president’s post?… Where am I between the tussle of father and son?” (AGENCIES)