Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday rejected the reports of him being unwell and said that he was completely healthy. Speaking to the media before heading to Delhi, he said, “I am not unwell at all, I am completely healthy.”
Doctors on Sunday reportedly conducted a health check-up of Mulayam at his residence after he complained of high blood pressure.
Mulayam also said that no one could accuse him of wrongdoing. “I have never indulged in corruption or betrayed anyone,” he said.
The Samajwadi Party on Sunday split down the middle with the faction headed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav removing Mulayam 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. The convention also made Mulayam, the patron of the party.
Meanwhile, Akhilesh, who has been nominated party president, is expected to approach the Election Commission to stake claim for the party’s symbol. Mulayam said, “Samajwadi Party’s election symbol is my signature. The cycle symbol is ours.”
Mulayam Singh and Amar Singh will visit the Election Commission at 2 PM today.
Meanwhile, the convention called by Mulayam on January 5 has been postponed. In a series of tweets, SP leader Shivpal Yadav said that on the orders of Mulayam, the convention called on January 5 has been postponed for now.