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Akhilesh Yadav gets ownership of Samajwadi Party symbol CYCLE

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    Akhilesh Supporters celebrate in Lucknow over party symbol

    UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been declared the rightful owner of his Samajwadi Party's symbol, the cycle.

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    In 2012, Akhilesh Yadav, then just 37 years old, biked across Uttar Pradesh, promising to its youth jobs, growth, computers and education.

    The 43-year-old has for weeks been facing off with his father, Mulayam Singh, for control of the party.

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    telegraphing that if needed, they would contest the election as rival outfits.

    Both sides earlier this month filed competing claims with the Election Commission to use it as their own

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    Aware that splitting their party comes with the risk of splitting votes, father and son have made repeated attempts to soften the lines ...

    Akhilesh faction of the Samajwadi Party is the real thing, with the Election Commission recognising that the majority of legislators back him over his father.

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    After winning the cycle, the Chief Minister walked over from his house to see his father, who lives next door.

    Mulayam Singh plaintively told those in the party who have sided with him - a group whose strength lies neither in its age nor numbers - that "I try to talk to Akhilesh but he doesn't listen."

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