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Live: After Samajwadi Party Coup, Akhilesh Yadav Says 'Tough' But Necessary Decision

Live: After Samajwadi Party Coup, Akhilesh Yadav Says 'Tough' But Necessary Decision
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav staged a coup at the Samajwadi Party national convention he called on Sunday. His supporters led by uncle Ram Gopal Yadav declared him the chief of Samajwadi Party in place of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. The 5,000-strong gathering deposed Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav from the post of the party's state chief and "sacked" politician Amar Singh. His supporters even clashed with the Shivpal Yadav camp at the Samajwadi Party headquarters in Lucknow. In a letter issued in the afternoon, Mulayam Singh called the convention "unconstitutional" and expelled Ram Gopal Yadav for six years for organising it.
Jan 01, 2017 22:43 (IST)
Doctors conduct health check up on Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence after he reportedly complained of a toothache
Jan 01, 2017 22:16 (IST)
Sources tell NDTV that Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Yadav are likely to meet in Delhi tomorrow.
Jan 01, 2017 22:10 (IST)
Shivpal Yadav Meets Mulayam Singh Yadav At His Lucknow Residence

Jan 01, 2017 21:37 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav Finally Opines On Today's Events

Jan 01, 2017 20:40 (IST)
Here's what will happen after Akhilesh Yadav supporters stake claim on Party symbol

The Election Commission or EC will examine the claims and come to a conclusion who holds majority and that process usually takes time, explains sources in the commission to NDTV.

Particularly since polls are going to be announced for Uttar Pradesh- where the Samajwadi Party rules-anytime, poll panel won't examine the Samajwadi Party symbol issue now.

That means that till EC takes a decision, it will freeze The symbol- a cycle.  

No faction of the party's warring sides would get the symbol

So now, If Akhilesh Yadav's faction stakes claim in Election commission, the poll panel is likely to freeze the cycle symbol and thus the mighty Cycle might not be pedaled in the elections at all. 

Jan 01, 2017 20:29 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav's supporters to meet Election Commission tomorrow to stake claim to Samajwadi Party symbol: Sources

Akhilesh Yadav's faction are expected to stake claim to party symbol. Sources tell NDTV that the chief minister's camp are expected to meet Election Commission tomorrow to claim party symbol. A senior minister in Akhilesh government will meet Election Commission with documents as proof, reveal sources.
Jan 01, 2017 18:33 (IST)
The clashes at Samajwadi Party headquarters
Jan 01, 2017 18:20 (IST)
Jan 01, 2017 18:15 (IST)
BJP reacts to Samajwadi Party feud
Jan 01, 2017 18:00 (IST)
The clash at Samajwadi Party HQ
Jan 01, 2017 17:59 (IST)
Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav supporters clashed at the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow
Jan 01, 2017 17:54 (IST)
Another Akhilesh Yadav supporter expelled
After Ram Gopal Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav now expels SP national vice president Kiranmoy Nanda for attending "unconstitutional" national convention, anti-party activities.