A senior SP leader and Rajya Sabha member reportedly met Akhliesh on Tuesday morning and told him that the party was on the verge of losing its symbol. Responding him Akhilesh said, "He wants just two things." "He wants to be the CM face and have a say in candidate selection." (Sources told CNN-News18)
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Lucknow to meet him.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 3, 2017
Akhilesh Yadav seems to have effected a bloodless coup in the Samajwadi Party by "elevating" his father Mulayam Singh Yadav to a "margdarshak" (mentor) and anointing himself as the national president of the party.