LUCKNOW: Veteran politician and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Monday, triggering speculation in political circles that he might be planning to join the BJP. As the rumor spread quickly in different parts of UP, BJP leaders have taken stock of the situation are working very hard to avoid taking Amar Singh into their party. Sources have confirmed that Amar Singh did meet the UP CM and conveyed his desire to join the ruling party.
Amar Singh joining BJP would be a major blow for the party which is doing very well in all major states. There is a Modi wave which is sweeping across oppositions and taking hold of the nation’s politics. The last thing BJP would want is someone like Amar Singh joining him who was expelled from a big party like the Samajwadi party. A committee was formed headed by Amit Shah who also heads 219 other committees and a decision was made that clearing the Yo-Yo test would be made mandatory to join the party. This way people like Amar Singh and other leaders would not be able to join the ruling party. BJP is in constant touch with the BCCI to understand the implementation of Yo-Yo test and its benefits. BCCI will also provide a technician to keep a record of the tests and results.
Amar Singh, who is an expert in forming alliances and mergers, does have one weakness and that is the fitness part. Neither does he look athletic and neither does he have any interests in the fitness regimes. So it is to be seen if he is so desperate to join BJP that he will train hard and clear the yo-yo test too.