New Delhi, Jan 16: Election Commission of Indian on Sunday decided to give Samajwadi Pary’s ‘Cycle’ symbol to Akhilesh Yadav. This came as a massive shock to Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Election Commission says the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and is entitled to use the ‘Bicycle’ symbol.
The decision triggered wild celebrations among Akhilesh supporters in Lucknow, where the Chief Minister immediately headed to the house of his father and party founder Mulayam Singh.
The Samajwadi Party formally split on January 1 when the Akhilesh faction ousted Mulayam Singh as its President.
Both factions then petitioned the Election Commission to allot it the ‘cycle’ symbol.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav congratulated Akhilesh Yadav, he said, “I congratulate Akhilesh and appeal to Mulayam Singh that its election of the country, not of UP.”