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SP truce widens as Ramgopal now trains his guns on 'farzi' Amar Singh

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 20:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party tussle refused to die down as Ramgopal Yadav on Sunday called Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh 'farzi' (fake) for saying that that the signatures of support submitted by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led faction are forged and hence their authenticity is doubtful.

"People who are fake also talk fake. We don't do any such thing. They are not allowing Netaji to freely thing. Netaji was not given the chance to think independently...people keep on giving him wrong information. Akhilesh Yadav has given all the proofs along with all the affidavits. A copy of the documents was sent to Netaji's house but he did not receive it. We have not received any documents from their side. We do not have any objection to that," Ramgopal told ANI.

He said Akhilesh must get the 'cycle' symbol because the Election Commission's decision is final.

"Akhilesh Yadav is the election symbol for the party workers and voters," he added.

Meanwhile, asserting that he was still the party president while his son Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh earlier in the day said that having been expelled from the party for six years, Ramgopal cannot call the convention.

He also stated that Shivpal Yadav is the president of Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh unit.

According to sources, Mulayam will on Monday urge the Election Commission to check the authenticity and legality of papers submitted by Ramgopal.

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. (ANI)