Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Election Commission of India on Friday did not announce its verdict on SP feud over its faction symbol 'cycle'. although EC reserve its order till Monday. The hearing lasted for five and a half hours where the faction led by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and his father mulayam singh yadav put forth their arguments asking the commission to allot the party symbol to them.
After the meet senior advocate kapil Sibal, representing Akhilesh said "Samajwadi party led by Akhilesh said that the symbol be allotted to them and on the other hand Mulayam's advocate affirmed that the symbol to be allotted to them. Around five and a half hours the discussions took place." While adding to his statement he said soon ECi will take a decision in this regard.
Ram Gopal had submitted affidavits of party MLAs, MPs and MLCs proving allegiance to the Chief Minister. Both warring factions of the SP admit that they are running against time as they have very short time to hit the campaign trail.