The EC verdict came on the eve of the filing of nominations for UP assembly poll beginning on Feb 11.
- EC allots 'Bicycle' symbol to Akhilesh group, says it is SP
- 20:55 HRS IST
- Lucknow: Dealing a severe blow to Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Election Commission today gave the symbol ''''Bicycle'''' to the faction headed by Akhilesh Yadav, recognising it as the Samajwadi Party that came as a major boost to the Chief Minister ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. A mere look at the figures of supporting MLAs, MLCs and MPs, National Executive members and National Convention delegates "will evidently demonstrate that Shri Akhilesh Yadav enjoys overwhelming majority support, both among the organisational and legislative wing of the party", the EC said in its order that was reserved on Friday.