“If the aggrieved party, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal, come to the Supreme Court for any plea, without hearing our side, SC shouldn’t pass any ex parte order,” stated the caveat.
While Mayawati has been projecting her party as the only force to take on the saffron brigade in the face of a weakened Samajwadi Party, BJP on its part is seeking to capitalise by promising development and law and order.
“I will take netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) along…my relation with him is unbreakable,” Akhilesh told reporters during an informal chat at his official 5 Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh elections: Akhilesh confirmed that an alliance with the Congress was certain and an announcement will be made in the next few days.
Akhilesh had earlier said that if the Congress and SP formed an alliance, they could win over 300 seats.
Following the feud between father and son over ticket distribution and control of the Samajwadi Party, the duo had approached the election commission to stake claim over the party symbol.
The development not only added to the confusion over the post but also amply indicated that an all-out war has broken out between the two factions led by father-son duo, respectively.
Mulayam also said that he will accept whatever decision the Election Commission takes on the contentious poll symbol issue.
The commission is expected to pass an interim order before the notification of polls in Uttar Pradesh on January 17.
Both the camps have staked claim to the party symbol for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The Samajwadi Party, mired in a fierce fight between Shivpal and Akhilesh, faces a four-way election in Uttar Pradesh
Mulayam also praised Shivpal, saying he toiled very hard for the party.
Samajwadi Party feud: Will today’s meeting between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav end the infighting?
The development can be seen as an olive branch extended towards Akhilesh’s camp by Mulayam, as both the sides had taken the fight all the way to the Election Commission’s door over the party symbol.
On the other hand, Ram Gopal asserted that the faction headed by Akhilesh is the real party.