Akhilesh chairs meeting with MLAs ahead of UP elections

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 19 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday called for a meeting with MLAs at Kalidas Marg here ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.

The Election Commission, on January 16, entitled Akhilesh the Samajwadi Party 'cycle' symbol, giving a major shot in the arm for the Akhilesh camp ahead of the assembly polls.

"The Commission hereby announces that the group 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 order read.

In another development, putting all the speculations to an end, the Congress on January 17 announced its alliance with the Samajwadi Party.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that his party would enter into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls under the leadership of Akhilesh.

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav also confirmed it. Uttar Pradesh goes to polls on February 11..

Source: ANI