All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol

All eyes on tomorrow






All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol


New Delhi/ Lucknow: Confusion in the ranks of ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh might be removed tomorrow with likely announcement by the Election Commission of its order on which faction of the party would get the name and its symbol ‘cycle’ or the symbol would be frozen.
The matter went to the Election Commission after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav called the party’s national convention at Lucknow on January 1 and declared himself as SP national president replacing his father and SP founder-leader Mulayam Singh Yadav following months or rather years of power struggle in the family.
Mr Mulayam and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav plus Mr Amar Singh were ranged on one side and Mr Akhilesh Yadav and the SP patriarch's cousin Ramgopal Yadav were in the other camp.
Both camps had filed their claims before the Election Commission for getting the party’s existing name and the symbol.
Last week, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mr Ram Gopal Yadav, who is spearheading the Akhilesh faction, had submitted proof of support of majority legislators to the Election Commission to bolster their respective claims.

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