A day after all efforts of a patch up between Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav failed, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister met party MLAs and minister on Thursday to chalk out his next strategy.
The MLAs met the chief minister at his official residence in Lucknow.
The meeting comes a day after the Election Commission announced a seven-phase poll scheduled for Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the EC has also asked the father-son duo to reply on each other's petitions on claims of party and its election symbol.
Here are the live updates:
# Mulayam Singh Yadav, brother Shivpal Yadav reach Delhi, likely to release fresh list of Samajwadi Party candidates
# Meeting begins between Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party MLAs and ministers
# EC asks Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav to reply by 9 January on each other's petitions claiming party and its poll symbol
# Akhilesh to go ahead to fight election on Samajwadi Party ticket and its ‘cycle’ symbol
# Sources say there won’t be any compromise between Akhilesh and Mulayam over the Samajwadi Party and its symbol
# Akhilesh will file and affidavit before the Election Commission to stake claim on ‘bi-cycle’ symbol