The ongoing tussle between the two factions of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party has witnessed another round of sackings amid a bitter power struggle in state's famous Yadav clan that has pushed it to the brink of a split.
In a big twist in the Yadav family feud, sources close to embattled party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that his argument to claim the party symbol 'cycle' is strong as he had only followed the party constitution and had the sole right to call the national convention.
While Mulayam faction had approached the Election Commission on Monday, the Akhilesh Yadav faction will do the same on Tuesday.
News agency ANI said that sources close to Mulayam Singh claimed that the disqualification of Akhilesh and his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav was never taken back on papers.
They claimed that revoking the disqualification was conditional and it was decided that they won't conduct the national convention. According to the party's constitution, only the president has the rights to call the convention and not the disqualified members.
Here are the highlights:
# Akhilesh Yadav reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence to meet the leader
# Party led by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is the real Samajwadi Party. 90 per cent of the members are with us: Ram Gopal Yadav to Election Commission
# Regarding reports of forged signatures, one is in short form and the other is in full form. Only experts can ascertain if they are forged or not but Netaji hasn't condemned the letter yet: Azam Khan
# Ram Gopal Yadav reaches Election Commission
# People have full faith in Samajwadi Party, says Azam Khan
# Mulayam Singh Yadav accompanied by party members leaves for Lucknow