Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav visited his brother Mulayam Singh Yadav's Lucknow residence on Saturday to find ways to broker peace between the warring sections of the party.
Sources said party leader Azam Khan, Congress leader Ambika Chaudhary and Omprakash accompanied Shivpal to discuss the situation ahead of the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The ongoing feud between the two SP factions escalated after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav unseated his father Mulayam as the party chief.
Here are the updates:
#Prima facie SP led by Akhilesh Yadav is the real Samajwadi party hence we have right over the cycle symbol: Ram Gopal Yadav
#EC gave time till 9 Jan but we have submitted all relevant documents, brought 7 cartons with more than 1.5 lakh pages: Ramgopal Yadav
#Prima facie SP led by Akhilesh Yadav is the real Samajwadi party: Ram Gopal Yadav
#Will submit affidavits of 4716 delegates out of total 5731. This is overwhelming majority, over 90% with SP led by Akhilesh: Ramgopal Yadav
#Delhi: Ramgopal Yadav reaches the Election Commission of India
Delhi: Ramgopal Yadav leaves his residence to visit Election Commission pic.twitter.com/ahfhiVRGex— ANI (@ANI_news) January 7, 2017
# All the 5731 affidavits are with Ram Gopal Yadav
# 5731 affidavits are in favour of Akhilesh Yadav being National President of Samajwadi Party
# Sources say that Ram Gopal Yadav will approach Election Commission with 5731 affidavits.
# Sources say that Mulayam Singh is adamant on retaining Samajwadi Party's post. He also wants Ram Gopal removed from the party: Sources
# Bid to forge a truce deal between warring Samajwadi Party factions on at Mulayam Singh's residence
# Senior leader Azam Khan reaches Mulayam's residence
# Congress leader Ambika Chaudhary, Omprakash too meet Mulayam
# Shivpal reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Lucknow