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Samajwadi Party feud: `Akhilesh Yadav should not get `cycle` election symbol` – Amar Singh`s advice to Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow:  Amid the ongoing political tussle in the Samajwadi Party, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has spoken to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Reportedly, Amar Singh has advised Mulayam Singh Yadav that Akhilesh should not get ‘cycle’ election symbol.

Also, media reports claim that Amar Singh is speaking to top lawyers to save ‘cycle’ election symbol from Akhilesh.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who has been nominated party president, is expected to approach the Election Commission on Monday to stake claim for the party`s `cycle` symbol.

Sources said the new president has to approach the Election Commission according to the party`s convention to stake claim as the real Samajwadi Party.

As per the party`s constitution, the president of the party allots symbols for an election.

Earlier, the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday split down the middle with the faction headed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav removing Mulayam Singh Yadav as party chief and appointing him in his place at a convention in which the group claimed support of the majority of legislators and district units.

Mulayam termed as illegal all decisions taken at the convention. In a hard-hitting letter, he said the convention had not been called with permission of the national president and so all decision taken there were invalid.

In a counter move, he also convened a national convention of the party on January 5 at the same venue here. Later he cancelled the convention.

Source: Zee News