The Mystery of Amar Singh
The wily Thakur has many qualities that Akhilesh Yadav does not have. This is why his father Mulayam Singh not only brought Amar Singh back in the SP but got him a Rajya Sabha seat as against the wishes of Akhilesh.
Now, he has been made general secretary of the party as well. Why Mulayam Singh so kind to Amar Singh, even risking a feud with the son? An insider confides that senior Yadav is planning to succeed Pranab Mukherjee next year. And who could be more resourceful than the doughty Thakur.