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SP divided in two camps on poll eve, cross-voting likely

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LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party appears divided on the eve of the presidential election with camps led by its patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and party chief Akhilesh Yadav all set to vote for rival candidates, triggering possibility of cross-voting.

Though the division in the party may not have any bearing on the election result, it will certainly complicate the family feud further, said an SP insider, requesting anonymity.

The sharp differences in the SP on the issue of presidential nominee was clear right from the day Ram Nath Kovind was chosen as the NDA nominee.


Soon after the announcement of Kovind’s name, Mulayam had attended a dinner hosted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath RPT Yogi Adityanath in honour of PM Modi here on June 20.