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‘Cycle Chalti Jayegi’, Akhilesh Tweets After Victory

D-Day for Akhilesh and Mulayam Yadav’s factions. 

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As the internal rift within the SP widens, the Election Commission may freeze the symbol of cycle. (Photo: Rhythum Seth/ <b>The Quint</b>)
Snapshot
  • EC verdict gives party president Akhilesh Yadav the SP ‘cycle’ symbol
  • Mulayam supporters are expected to move the court over EC decision
  • Both SP supremo Mulayam Singh’s and Akhilesh Yadav’s factions argued before the EC on Friday to stake claim over the ‘cycle’ symbol
9:39 PM , 16 Jan

'Cycle Chalti Jayegi'

After his victory in the battle over the SP symbol, UP CM Akhilesh tweeted saying, “Cycle will keep moving ahead”.

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8:05 PM , 16 Jan

Akhilesh Wins SP’s ‘Cycle’ Symbol: A Timeline of Events

Mulayam Singh, who has lost the support of the majority in the party, had been desperate to hold on to the symbol which he picked long ago.

The intra-party feud has caused a ruckus in the last few months. Here’s a complete rundown.

14 August 2016: Shivpal Yadav threatens to resign, citing officers ignoring him and the rise in land grab cases in the state, at a congregation in Mainpuri.

15 August 2016: Mulayam Singh Yadav backs brother Shivpal, warns that if he leaves party, it will be divided.

12 September 2016: Akhilesh sacks two of his controversial ministers, Gayatri Prasad Prajapati and Raj Kishore Singh, over corruption charges.

Read the full story on The Quint.

8:00 PM , 16 Jan

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and TMC Chief congratulated Akhilesh over his victory.

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7:24 PM , 16 Jan

Akhilesh Goes to Meet Mulayam After 'Cycle' Victory

Akhilesh met his father Mulayam after the victory and took his blessings, sources said.

CNN News 18 quoted Akhilesh as saying:

Netaji is still my leader. I will fight the elections in his name.

Watch what Akhilesh’s lawyer, Kapil Sibal has to say about the EC verdict:


Published: 16 Jan 2017, 11:50 AM IST
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