After days of tussle and numerous rounds of speculations over ‘cycle’ symbol, the Election commission on Monday evening finally cleared the suspense and awarded the Samajwadi Party symbol and right to use to party’s name to the group led by Akhilesh Yadav.
Since the announcement, social media is buzzing with reactions on the historic order which can also define the course of politics in Uttar Pradesh and fortunes of upcoming UP assembly elections.
Here is who said what on EC’s order of awarding ‘cycle’ symbol and party’s name to Akhilesh Yadav:
# Mulayam Singh Yadav group did not respond on individual affidavit to be filed to prove support: Kapil Sibal
# Congratulations Akhilesh Yadav for getting SP symbol. You deserve it: WB CM Mamata Banerjee
# We will contest elections in the name of Netaji only: Akhilesh Yadav to a Hindi news channel
# SP is a party made by Netaji, Mulayam Singh Yadav will give his blessings to Akhilesh, Under Akhilesh Yadav's leadership, a developing, and progressive and secular government will be formed in Uttar Pradesh: Lalu Prasad Yadav
# Akhilesh is now the owner of Samajwadi Party, I am ready to step away if Congress decides to go with an alliance with SP: Sheila Dikshit
# I am hopeful of a 'Maha Ghatbandhan' with Congress and RLD, this was the toughest fight in my political career: Ram Gopal Yadav
# We will always take the blessings of Mulayam Singh Yadav: Udayveer Singh