Reported by Alok Pandey
, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker
| Monday January 16, 2017, Lucknow
What next for Mulayam Singh Yadav, the 77-year-old founder of the Samajwadi Party, is the most asked question since his son Akhilesh Yadav was granted the "cycle" symbol and was recognised as the leader of the party by the Election Commission this evening. Cries of 'Jai Akhilesh' filled the air as workers celebrated outside the party's Lucknow office on Monday evening. In stark contrast, Mulayam Singh's home half a km away was deserted and desolate. In his war with his son for control of the party that he founded 25 years ago, Mulayam Singh's claim was rejected by the poll panel.