“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.
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.
Samajwadi Party feud: Election Commission will pronounce its order on the party symbol today
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.
Mulayam Singh Yadav said that Ramgopal Yadav has been expelled from the party for six years.
“EC gave time till January 9 but we have submitted all relevant documents. We brought 7 cartons with more than 1.5 lakh pages,” Ramgopal said.
Akhilesh Yadav, the scion of the Samajwadi Party and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, seems to have paid close attention to the drum of development Modi had been beating