Breaking: Akhilesh Yadav may be elected as SP President in January 1 meet

Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav may have beenexpelled by Mulayam Singh Yadav from Samajwadi Party, but the youngleader is unlikely to sit silent. 

If highly placed sources are to bebelieved then SP members who will be attending the emergency nationalconvention called by Ram Gopal Yadav on Sunday may elect AkhileshYadav as the national party president. Currently, the post is held byMulayam Singh Yadav. 

The SP members attending the meetingalso insist that his faction represents the real Samajwadi Party.

An SP member on condition of anonymitysaid, "Why should Akhilesh Yadav form a new party? He is theparty." 

The meeting at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Law University, expected to drawa large number of MLAs, MPs and former legislators, is likely to giveAkhilesh the mandate to lead the party. The model code of conductwill kick in as soon as the schedule is out, something which willreduce Akhilesh to just a figure head. 

Agencies