EC has issued order allotting the ‘Cycle’ symbol to the faction headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the dispute with Mulayam Singh Yadav.
As news of EC order trickled in, hordes of Akhilesh loyalists broke into celebrations outside the 5-Kalidas Marg residence of the chief minister.
As soon as he got the news, Akhilesh went to meet his father to seek his blessings.
Earlier on Friday, the three-member Election Commission, headed by CEC, heard both the sides and reserved its order.
The EC order delivered, a day ahead of the start of filing of nominations for the first phase of election in UP which has seven phases in all.