HOW intriguingly someone can turn into a pariah in politics can be gauged by analysing the career graph of the maverick Amar Singh. Once a person who wielded immense power and influence over political leaders, businessmen and Bollywood celebrities, today he is viewed as an untouchable by most parties. Nobody wants to be seen with him. Singh must have obliged top leaders many times when he used to liaise for Shyam Bhartiya and the Birla group, but today nobody is ready to come to his aid. Singh was desperate to join the Congress before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. For this, he contacted the Thakur politicians in the Congress, but no one showed any enthusiasm to help him enter the party. Somehow, Singh’s confidante, Jaya Prada, managed to get an audience with Rahul Gandhi. Sources say that though Rahul was ready to take Jaya Prada into the Congress fold, the plea for Singh’s entry got a big no. To Jaya Prada’s credit, she told Rahul there and then that it would not be possible for her to join the Congress without Singh. Then a solution was arrived at: Singh linked hands with Ajit Singh’s party that has an alliance with the Congress. Clearly, if there’s a will, there’s a way!