A pick-me-up for Akihlesh Yadav, Election Commission on Monday bestowed the party’s “bicycle” symbol to the Chief Minister a day before the start of filling the nominations for 73 seats in western UP. This news was a misfortune for his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav who earlier threatened to move to the court if he was abandoned the poll symbol.
Both, father and son has been facing off for the control of party. They visited Election Commission and filed competing complaints to use the symbol as their own. They were even ready to contest the elections against each other.
Sunil Yadav, close aise to Akhilesh Yadav tweeted saying that cycle will run with your (Mulayam Singh Yadav) name and will win UP with our work.
Making several attempts to reduce the risk of splitting the votes between son and father, Mulayam Singh told ” I try to talk to Akhilesh but he doesn’t listen”.
After being provided with the cycle symbol, Akhilesh tweeted “cycle chalti jaegi…aage badhti jaegi”. He also posted photo in which he is talking to his father.
The Congress indicated the announcement of pre-poll alliance with Akhilesh by congratulating him after Election Commission’s decision. The congress chief ministerial face in UP, Sheila Dikshit said a decision was expected in the new two-three days.
Akhilesh Yadav visited his father, Mulayam Singh’s house which is next to his door, after EC ruled in former’s favour.