The power struggle within Samajwadi Party continued on Tuesday as the party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav failed to resolve the dispute despite a three-hour long meeting in Lucknow.
Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav approached Election Commission on Tuesday to claim for SP’s symbol during the election, however, who will win this battle is still unknown, but in all likelihood, the Election Commission may freeze the symbol for both fractions and may issue a different symbol to both the group.
Talking to media soon after the meeting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh’s right-hand man and uncle Ram Gopal Yadav said that there has been no truce in the Samajwadi Party.
There were reports on Wednesday morning that Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan shall make efforts to hold a dialogue between party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav and hope that the two reconcile over their political differences.
“No compromise is in sight within Samajwadi Party. Both sides will present their case in front of Election Commission,” Ram Gopal said. Here are the latest updates from the ongoing Samajwadi Party family row.
Here are the updates from the talks being held at Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence at Lucknow:
# Mulayam Singh is positive.He is willing to work out the differences in the larger interest of the party: Azam Khan
#I spoke to Netaji, he's positive and wants to solve the issue: Azam Khan
#They are talking, and that's important: Azam Khan
#Azam Khan reaches Mulayam's residence for talks
#Shivpal Yadav, Om Prakash Singh, Narad Rai reach Mulayam's residence for talks