Lucknow, Nov 5: The much spoken about silver jubilee function of the Samajwadi Party is underway. All eyes will be on the function as it is being considered as a pointer to the grand alliance that is likely to be formed in the poll bound state of Uttar Pradesh.
Catch all the live updates here:
3:00 pm: Will remain united to beat communal forces says Mulayam.
2:29 pm: Samajwadi is for the poor says Mulayam Sing Yadav.
2:24 pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav on stage. Begins with a salute to soldiers.
2:01 pm: Lalu Prasad certifies that there is no rift in Samajwadi Party.
2:00 pm: What is the use of a 56n inch chest when you cannot control Jammu and Kashmir, Lalu Prasad Yadav asks.
1:55 pm: You gave me a sword but don't want me to use it says Akhilesh taking a dig at uncle Shivpal.
1:40 pm: Ban on NDTV attack on democracy says Lalu Prasad Yadav.
1:34 pm: UP elections will decide the future of the country. I congratulate Netaji (Mulayam) for raising this party says Akhilesh Yadav.
1:28 pm: Akhilesh Yadav begins speech at silver jubilee event.
1:55 pm: I never want to become CM. You can insult me, sack me any number of times. I will still give my blood to the party says Shivpal.
12:45 pm: Jammu and Kashmir was totally peaceful when Mulayam Singh Yadav was the defence minister says H D Deve Gowda.
12:30 pm: How many times will you humiliate me, Shivpal asks Mulayam. I will make whatever sacrifice and I will bear the humiliation, but wont let anyone humiliate Netaji, Shivpal says.
12:15 pm: It's because of Netaji's struggle and the risks he took SP was able to form govt in UP not once but thrice: Shivpal Singh Yadav.
12:14 pm: Don't want to become CM. Sack me, but I've worked well: Shivpal Yadav.
12:05 pm: Shivpal Singh Yadav speaking at the Samajwadi Party Silver Jubilee celebrations.
12:00 pm: SP silver jubilee: Nitish Kumar absent from celebrations despite MSY's invite.
11:39 am: We have come for SP Silver Jubilee function, no talk of alliance as of now: HD Deve Gowda.
11:25 am: No talk of alliance says Deve Gowda now. We have come for the function.
11:15 am: A united front? Shivpal and Akhilesh welcome guests together.
11:10 am: Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has arrived at the venue.
10:45 pm: Sharad Yadav and Lalu Yadav too have arrived
10:40 am: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, RLD Chief Ajit Singh, JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala, KC Tyagi (JD-U) and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani also present at the event.
10:30 am: Expelled leaders have not been allowed at the event