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Battle for bicycle reaches EC’s door

DNMUM380999 | 1/10/2017 | Author : Manan Kumar | WC :687 | India

New Delhi: Pushing brinkmanship to the edge, the two feuding factions of the Samajwadi Party (SP) met the Election Commission (EC) on Monday, the last day fixed by the poll watchdog to stake their respective claims on the party and its symbol - the ‘bicycle’.
Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is nursing estranged relations with his Chief Minister son Akhilesh Yadav, was the first to meet the Chief Election Commissioner, Nasim Zaidi.
Flanked by brother Shivpal Yadav and close aide Amar Singh, Mulayam arrived at the EC’s office at 12:30 pm, after which he had more than an hour-long meeting with the commission in which he staked his claim on the party and the symbol. Mulayam also challenged seven boxes of documents that
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