Mulayam Singh Yadav -Guardian,A new role in his old Samajwadi Party

LUCKNOW: A new nameplate was affixed at the Lucknow Samajwadi Party office.It reads Mulayam Singh Yadav,Sanrakshak (Guardian).The new nameplate replaced the one which was affixed for many years Imprinted

 Mulayam Singh Yadav,National President on it.Just below, is a plate that announces Mulayam Singh's son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the party's National President.Prior to this the two name plates allotting father and son the same designation co-existed on the same place.Mulayam has always been on top.Akhilesh Yadav's nameplate was put up on Monday, hours before the Election Commission acknowledged him as the party's president and granted him use of the cycle symbol of the Samajwadi Party, launched by his father 25 years ago.The Election Commission accepted Akhilesh Yadav's claim of commanding the majority support in the party.It was on January 1 that Akhilesh Yadav was declared Samajwadi Party chief in place of his father by his supporters at a party meeting.UP goes to polls in seven phases starting February 11 and votes will be counted on March 11.