NEW DELHI: The poll panel has given time at 4.30 pm to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday. Earlier, during the day, the leaders including Mulayam, his old friend Amar Singh, brother Shivpal Yadav and Jaya Prada gathered at Yadav’s New Delhi residence to chalk out the further strategy.
Sources said that Mulayam along with group of legal advisers will reach the election commission to stake claim on the Samajwadi Party’s symbol cycle. The party patriarch Mulayam Singh on Monday said, “Samajwadi Party’s election symbol is my signature”.
Party insiders said that the decision to meet the poll panel came after Akhilesh camp hinted that it will stake a claim to the party’s symbol ‘cycle’. Party leaders said the new president has to approach the Election Commission according to the party’s convention, claiming to be the real Samajwadi Party and stake claim on the party symbol.
Akhilesh on Sunday at an emergency national convention appointed himself as the national party president removing his father Mulayam Singh from the post. He also replaced state unit chief Shivpal Singh Yadav and expelled Amar Singh who had to cut short his London tour to reach Delhi. However, the convention was declared illegal and unconstitutional by Mulayam Singh.