The EC, in its order issued today, said the group led by Mr Kumar "has demonstrated overwhelming majority support" in the legislature wing as well as the majority in the national council of the party, which is the apex organisational body of the JD(U).
"The group led by Nitish Kumar is hereby recognised as the Janata Dal (United)...Consequently, the group led by Nitish Kumar is entitled to use the reserved symbol 'Arrow' of the party as a recognised State Party in Bihar," the order read.
The JD(U) is a recognised state party in Bihar.
Mr Yadav had maintained the faction led by him was the real JD(U). His faction's working president Chhotubhai Amarsang Vasava moved the poll panel staking claim over the party and its election symbol.
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