The battle in the Yadav clan on Monday shifted to Delhi with rival camps planning to approach Election Commission to claim control over the 'cycle' symbol.
"Cycle symbol is ours," asserted Mulayam and asked party cadres to focus on winning the assembly elections likely to beannounced any day now.
The ongoing war in Samajwadi Party turned to new twists on Sunday. A defiant Ram Gopal Yadav declared Akhilesh Yadav as party president at the national convention in Lucknow which was later declared as “unconstitutional” by supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Following the developments, the Samajwadi Party faction led by Akhilesh Yadav is likely to contest for election commission recognition. Election commission is expected to next battle ground as both the teams are preparing to approach it.
Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh Yadav is preparing a list of people who attended National Executive meet which was called by Ramgopal Yadav. As per sources, Mulayam is planning to sack all of them. SP MP Amar Singh is likely to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday.
On the other hand, Akhilesh Yadav has called a meeting at 11:00 AM on Monday. Mulayam Singh is also expected to brief on Monday.
Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday called the National Executive Summit of Samajwadi Party on January 5, at same place i.e. Janeshwar Mishra park in Lucknow which according to Shivpal Yadav has been postponed.
Here are the updates:
#Ram Gopal Yadav's meeting with Election Commission of India fixed for 11:30 AM Tuesday. He had sought time from the ECI earlier.
# Probably cycle symbol will be frozen & both factions will be given ad hoc names & symbols as polls are close: SY Qureshi Ex CEC on SP feud
# Jaya Prada reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Delhi
# Amar Singh reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Delhi
# Mulayam to visit Election Commission at 4:30PM
# If Mulayam Singh keeps me out of his heart then it is a matter of worry for me, moreover party is insignificant for me, says Amar Singh
# Mulayam Singh once told that Amar Singh is not in his party, rather he is in my heart, says Amar Singh
# If I became hero in the company of Mulayam Singh once then I should also become ready to become villain in his company, says Amar Singh
# Netaji is National President at the moment and he will continue to be so. I will be with Netaji till last breath, says Shivpal Yadav
# Shilvpal Yadav arrives in Delhi
# Samajwadi Party's election symbol is my signature: Mulayam Singh Yadav
# Mulayam Singh Yadav to visit Election Commission at 2PM today
# Mulayam Singh Yadav to leave for Delhi shortly
# No one can accuse me of wrongdoing. I have never indulged in corruption or betrayed anyone: Mulayam Singh Yadav on SP rift
# I am not unwell at all, I am completely healthy: Mulayam Singh Yadav
# UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has called a meeting of SP MLAs at 11am
# Mulayam Singh Yadav postpones national convention of Samajwadi Party called by him on January 5th says Shivpal Yadav
The National Convention which was attended by thousands of SP workers, unanimously “expelled” Amar Singh and removed Shivpal Singh Yadav from the post of state unit president.
The national convention proposed that Mulayam be considered as supreme leader of the party and that the top brass will take guidance from him, Ram Gopal Yadav said addressing the workers.