Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav lost the major battle of his political career when the Election Commission declared the Akhilesh Yadav camp the rightful owner of party’s Cycle symbol.
For the past about a month, both the camps had been indulged in bitter fights to stake claims over the Cycle symbol. Eventually the matter reached the office of the EC.
After perusing the claims of both sides, the EC today finally declared the UP CM Akhilesh Yadav as the rightful owner of the party symbol in a major setback to Mulayam ahead of polls.
The fight between father and son took an interesting turn when Akhilesh was declared as the President of the SP—a move declared “unconstitutional” by Mulayam.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated Akhilesh for being announced the rightful owner of Samajwadi Party’s symbol-cycle.
“Congratulations @yadavakhilesh for getting SP symbol. You deserve it,” Banerjee tweeted.