EC hears rival camps of SP on their claim to party name, symbol

EC hears rival camps of SP on their claim to party name, symbol






EC hears rival camps of SP on their claim to party name, symbol


New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulyam Singh Yadav and party's rival camp, represented by his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, today appeared before the Election Commission to present their respective cases for getting party name and symbol, the fight for which began following the rift between the SP supremo and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Mr Mulyam Singh Yadav was accompanied by his younger brother Shivpal Yadav who is at loggerheads with Akhilesh Yadav.
The Akhilesh side was represented by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav and senior party leaders Naresh Yadav and Kiranmoy Nanda.
With the process for election to the state Assembly polls already set in motion and just one month left for the first phase poll in Uttar Pradesh, the two camps have much in stake in the decision of the Election Commission as to which side party's name and symbol will go or it will be frozen.
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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