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Samajwadi Party Live: Akhilesh Yadav Defies Mulayam With Parallel List of 235 Candidates

In the midst of raging crisis in the Samajwadi Party (SP) over list of candidates announced by the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday called a meeting of party leaders to address their grievances after some big names were missing from the list.

News18.com | December 29, 2016, 22:46 IST
The Samajwadi Party seemed headed for a vertical split on Thursday with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav declaring a parallel list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.

Akhilesh gave tickets to 235 candidates, including 171 sitting MLAs, many of whom were ignored in the list released by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav a day earlier.
Dec 29, 2016 22:46 (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav has refrained from announcing candidates for several seats that are currently held by the Congress.

Dec 29, 2016 22:45 (IST)
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Shivpal Yadav reaches brother Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence minutes after Akhilesh finalised his candidates' list.  

Dec 29, 2016 22:13 (IST)

Ateeq Ahmad, Rampal Yadav, Amanmani Tripathi, Shadab Fatima, Narad Roy and OP Singh, who was in Mulayam’s list, find no mention in Akhilesh's list

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Akhilesh Yadav's candidates' list:

Dec 29, 2016 21:40 (IST)

Akhilesh has given tickets to 171 sitting MLAs, who were overlooked by Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday, and 64 others.

Dec 29, 2016 21:17 (IST)

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav releases list of 235 candidate out of the total 403 seats for upcoming UP Assembly elections: ANI

Dec 29, 2016 20:08 (IST)

CNN-News18 says Akhilesh Yadav has insisted that his supporters have been accommodated. Sources say he has sent in a fresh list of 167 candidates to the party leadership. The brinkmanship between chacha Shivpal and bhatija Akhilesh has driven a wedge within the party ahead of elections. In a morning meeting with his supporters, Akhilesh promised to back them to the hilt.

Dec 29, 2016 19:32 (IST)

The first list included the names of 325 candidates for the 403-seat assembly.

Dec 29, 2016 19:15 (IST)

The first list of candidates was announced by state party chief Shivpal Yadav, who is embroiled in a power tussle with nephew Akhilesh, at a hurriedly organised press conference on Wednesday. The CM was away touring Bundelkhand then.

Dec 29, 2016 19:13 (IST)

With Akhilesh Yadav reportedly to planning to field his own candidates, the Samajwadi Party appears headed for an open war. Akhilesh is said to be have arrived at the decision after meeting his loyalists who were denied a place by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the first list.

Dec 29, 2016 19:10 (IST)

Shivpal Singh Yadav reaches SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence for a meeting (ANI)

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Akhilesh Yadav is not upset at all, he is our leader: CP Rai, SP leader

Dec 29, 2016 18:20 (IST)

It is Mulayam Singh's authority to release the list of candidates: CP Rai, Samajwadi Party leader

Dec 29, 2016 18:06 (IST)
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The people of Uttar Pradesh is with Akhilesh Yadav: MLC Sunil Sajan, Akhilesh Suporter

Dec 29, 2016 17:36 (IST)
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Akhilesh Yadav likely to announce his own list of candidates for UP polls, says SP MLA Indal Singh after CM's meeting with those denied tickets (PTI)

Dec 29, 2016 14:23 (IST)

Shivpal Yadav reached Mulayam’s residence to join the meeting where Akhilesh is already present.

Dec 29, 2016 14:03 (IST)

Akhilesh meeting with his father and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav underway.

Dec 29, 2016 13:27 (IST)

Akhilesh is not happy with the candidate’s list announced by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Amar Singh can be held responsible for the crisis: SP leader Udayveer Singh

Dec 29, 2016 13:16 (IST)
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Visuals from the Samajwadi Party meet in Lucknow/Photo Credit: Naveen Lal Suri (Network18)

Samajwadi Party Live: Akhilesh Yadav Defies Mulayam With Parallel List of 235 Candidates
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav at Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Akhilesh’s move came after hours of hectic parleys with Mulayam and a meeting with disgruntled loyalists in the morning, who vowed to return to power with Akhilesh as CM.

The party has so far not made any official announcement for the CM candidates, furthering angering camp Akhilesh.

Here's a recap of the day's developments:

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