Will even go against Akhilesh to to save Samajwadi Party and 'cycle': Mulayam Singh Yadav

The Election Commission is supposed to give its verdict today on the ownership of the 'Cycle' emblem.

Amid the ongoing feud within the Yadav clan for the ultimate leadership of the Samajwadi Party and its ‘Cycle’ symbol, Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav stated that he might go against his son, and present chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav if the situation demands so.

While the Election Commission is supposed to give its verdict today on the ownership of the ‘Cycle’ emblem, Mulayam said,”I am trying my best to save the party and cycle and if Akhilesh doesn’t listen then I might fight against him.”

Hitting more hard on bis son, Mulayam added,”Akhilesh has always been against the Muslims and had turned the Muslims against the party. Akhilesh was also against appointment of a Muslim DGP.”

Earlier on January 13, the Election Commission reserved its order on the ownership of the Samajwadi Party ‘Cycle’ symbol after hearing Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav’s arguments for over 4 hours in New Delhi.

After the split in the party two weeks ago, the factions led by Mulayam and his son Akhilesh had approached the commission staking claim over the party and the symbol ‘cycle’

Both the sides had also submitted some documents to further their claim and the commission had given them time till Monday to provide signed affidavits of legislators and office bearers to claim control over the party’s name and symbol

The side which has the support of majority (50 per cent plus 1) MPs, MLAs, MLCs and delegates will gain an upper hand in the fight to control the party founded 25 years ago.

UP will have a seven-phase election, with polling on February 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, March 4 and 8.

The counting will be held on March 11.