Amid the ongoing power tussle between the two warring factions of the ruling family in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav will urge the Election Commission to check the authenticity and legality of papers submitted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and mentor Ramgopal Yadav.
Sources said Mulayam Singh will make this request during his visit to the Election Commission’s here tomorrow
This came hours after Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh claimed that the signatures of support are forged and hence their authenticity is doubtful.
“The numbers of MLAs supporting you matters when a government has to be formed. It’s not the same for party symbol,” Singh told ANI in an exclusive conversation.
The Akhilesh Yadav camp yesterday submitted affidavits signed by party legislators and office bearers to the Election Commission, in a bid to buttress its claim over the Samajwadi Party’s ‘cycle’ symbol ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Ramgopal yesterday said that the relevant documents, brought in “seven cartons with more than 1.5 lakh pages”, were submitted to the poll panel to assert Akhilesh’s right over the party name and symbol.
He said that he submitted affidavits of 4,716 delegates of the total 5,731, indicating overwhelming support for Akhilesh.
The Election Commission had given both sides time till January 9 to submit proof of their legislative support.