The Election Commission on Monday ended the tug of war between father-son duo of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, by allotting the reserved symbol 'Bicycle' to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
The verdict has been arrived at by the poll watchdog just a day before the nominations for the politically crucial Assembly polls in India’s biggest electoral state begin.
“The commission hereby answers the issue by holding that the groups led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and is entitled to use its name and its reserved symbol Bicycle for the purposes of the Election symbols (Reservation and allotment) order 1968,” the EC order, signed by the three Election Commissioners read.
This is how twitter reacted on EC decision:
Cycle to Akhilesh Yadav. Punctured tyre to Mulayam Singh Yadav.— AstroNOT (@iAstroNOT) January 16, 2017
— Murali G (@gmurali) January 16, 2017
Akhilesh Yadav gets Cycle, Prateek Yadav gets Lamborghini and Mulayam Singh Yadav gets a wake up call.— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 16, 2017
Akhilesh: Papa aap ghar me aram karo...waise bhi budhaape me cycle chalane ghutne dard karte he... pic.twitter.com/DkN5IFFQ7C— Sonu (सूद) (@BabbarIsBack) January 16, 2017
#MulayamSinghYadav's biopic is the opposite of the movie 'The Bicycle Thief'. In this new version the son robs his father's cycle and job.— Devaiah Bopanna (@devaiahPB) January 16, 2017