Although, there is no official word from the party but the father and son were together for over two hours.
Akhilesh reached Mulayam’s residence here after the latter returned from New Delhi where he had knocked at the doors of the Election Commission to claim the ‘cycle’ symbol.
Sources said that the treaty was discussed and several compromises were made including Mulayam Singh, who was replaced as party president on the weekend by his son, will re-assume top boss role, Akhilesh Yadav will help decide the party’s candidates and Akhilesh Yadav, will be granted a national role in party affairs.
Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam’s brother who is at loggerheads with Akhilesh, also joined them after coming back from Delhi.
At the airport when asked about the meeting, Shivpal said, “I don’t have any information about the meeting. If ‘netaji’ (Mulayam) calls me I will go”.
However, after the meeting, a senior party leader close to Akhilesh told PTI that “it too late. There is no scope for any settlement. EC will decide who will have SP’s cycle”.Earlier in the day, Akhilesh, who was appointed by his faction as the SP president on Sunday, reportedly spoke to Mulayam over
Earlier in the day, Akhilesh, who was appointed by his faction as the SP president on Sunday, reportedly spoke to Mulayam over phone.
Both Mulayam and Akhilesh factions of SP have staked claim over the party and its cycle symbol before Election Commission.