Mulayam Singh Yadav has this morning cancelled a party meeting he had called on Thursday – December 5 and has asked party candidates to head to their constituencies and prepare for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, to be announced any day this week. The meeting was likely to have been poorly attended with most party workers and leaders siding with his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. The Samajwadi Party split on Sunday with Akhilesh being declared top boss in place of his father and the party’s founder, at a massive show of strength in a public ground in Lucknow. Mulayam Singh Yadav has declared Akhilesh’s meeting and its decisions “illegal.”