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16-Jan-2017 New Delhi/Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav wins 'cycle' war, alliance with Congress looks possible

In a development that may have deep ramifications on the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday recognised the faction led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and allotted it the 'cycle' symbol.Leaders...

11-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Won't form new party, nor change symbol : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said he will not form a different party nor change the party's election symbol 'cycle'."I had gone to Delhi to save the party from breaking," Mulayam Singh told party workers at his residence here. "What...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Am fine with Akhilesh Yadav, problems in SP : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday insisted he had no differences with his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav but admitted to fissures within the party.The public admission came even as the Election Commission said it will...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

No dispute between Akhilesh and me : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday insisted there were no differences between him and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.After meeting Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, Mulayam Singh told the media, in an apparent...

08-Jan-2017 New Delhi

I am SP President, Akhilesh the CM, says Mulayam Singh

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said he remains the party President and Akhilesh Yadav was only the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh."I am the National President of SP and Akhilesh is the Chief Minister of UP," Mulayam Singh told the media...

07-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Mulayam, Akhilesh stick to their guns as SP truce talks fail

Attempts for a peace deal between warring factions in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) of Uttar Pradesh have come to a naught as both sides on Saturday signalled that chances of any truce were now almost over.According to party sources, both factions -- led by...

06-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Wrongly accused, have nothing against Akhilesh : Amar Singh

Caught in the cross-fire of a raging war between Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav, Amar Singh on Friday said he was not against the Chief Minister and was being blamed for no rhyme or reason.Talking to a select group of...

06-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav checkmates Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP bank accounts frozen

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav appears isolated with son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav coming on top in the ugly battle for political supremacy.Having anointed himself the party's National President, in a dramatic coup against his...

03-Jan-2017 Lucknow

No truce in Samajwadi Party despite Mulayam-Akhilesh meet

Hopes of truce after days of crisis in the warring Samajwadi Party remained grim on Tuesday despite a last minute effort to broker peace between the factions led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav amid a battle over the party's...

03-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Now Akhilesh Yadav camp claims 'cycle' symbol

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's camp on Tuesday told the poll panel to allocate it the election symbol 'cycle', a day after party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav made the same claim.Akhilesh confidant Ram Gopal Yadav met Chief Election Commissioner...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi/Lucknow

War over 'cycle' as Mulayam Singh Yadav knocks EC's door

The ugly battle raged on Monday in Uttar Pradeshs ruling Samajwadi Party with party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav approaching the Election Commission to secure his right over its election symbol "cycle".A day after being dethroned as the Samajwadi Party...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

I was with Mulayam Singh Yadav and will remain with him : Amar Singh

Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday said he had been with party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and will remain with him.Speaking to the media on the ongoing tussle and his place in the party, Amar Singh, on his arrival here from vacation in London, said: "I...

02-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Party belongs to me, people by my side : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said the ruling party of Uttar Pradesh belonged to him and that he enjoyed the support of the people.Mulayam told the media that he led a spot-free life so far, and the Supreme Court gave him a clean chit when...

01-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav to head SP, his supporters 'sack' Shivpal Singh Yadav

A convention of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters on Sunday elected him as the Samajwadi Party's new chief in place of party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.There was a roar of approval when party leader Ramgopal Yadav proposed that...

31-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Truce in SP after Akhilesh, Ram Gopal re-inducted

Curtains came down on the ongoing fight in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav re-inducted, a day after their dramatic expulsion.Party chief and family patriarch Mulayam Singh...

31-Dec-2016 Lucknow

SP revokes Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav expulsion

In a dramatic turn of events, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday revoked the expulsion of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, a day after they were ousted from the party for six years over anti-party activities.The latest decision was taken...

30-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Chances of compromise dim, says SP leader

Samajwadi Party (SP) National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, who belongs to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's camp, on Friday said chances of a compromise between the two warring camps of the party are dim.The Samajwadi Party camps currently engaged in a battle...

28-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav announces financial help for train mishap victims

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those sustaining minor injuries in the train accident in Kanpur earlier in the day.The Chief Minister has also...

24-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Top brass of SP to decide on Congress alliance : Amar Singh

Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Saturday said the decision on an electoral understanding between his party and the Congress for the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be decided by the SP top brass."I am a small party worker; such...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

In democracy, people hit back when hurt : Akhilesh Yadav

Contending the Narendra Modi governments move to demonetise higher value currency notes has failed to address core issues of black money, corruption and counterfeiting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that in democracy, people hit back...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Mamata right in raising voice against Centre: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday extended support to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee who has accused the Union government of "deploying the army" along two highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark"."I...

28-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Mulayam Singh Yadav seeks PM's statement on demonetisation

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday saught Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on demonetisation in the Lok Sabha, saying that the farmers and the weaker sections of the society were worst affected by the cash crisis caused by the move."Prime...

24-Nov-2016 New Delhi

SP-Congress pact recipe for Opposition defeat : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that if an "alliance" with the Congress takes shape in the state before the assembly elections, the opposition parties will face a humiliating defeat."We are going to win the elections on our own,...

16-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Rs 1,500-cr Gomti riverfront project inaugurated in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday inaugurated the Rs 1,500-crore Gomti riverfront development project and Gaus Mohammad Stadium in the state capital Lucknow.He congratulated officials and engineers of the Irrigation Department for completing...

15-Nov-2016 Lucknow

People reject government that inflicts misery: Akhilesh Yadav

The government that heaps miseries on people is rejected and thrown out by the masses, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said here on Tuesday.Speaking after flagging off the India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Car Rally from his official residence,...

15-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav flags off India-Myanmar-Thailand friendship car rally

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav flagged off the India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Car Rally on Tuesday.This rally began on Sunday starting from New Delhi and would conclude on December 3 in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. A process of a...

14-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Provide relief to farmers : Akhilesh Yadav

In the wake of difficulties being faced by farmers on account of demonetisation of high-value currency notes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday demanded relief for them from the Union government.He said that due to this sudden decision...

12-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Demonetization ill-planned and badly executed : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday trained his guns yet again on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, terming it a very ill-executed scheme.Pointing out how the poor man and the common...

11-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Allow old notes for hospitals, drugs till Nov 30 : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday wrote to the Prime Minister and the Union Finance Minister to seek extension of the November 11 night deadline for the acceptance of demonetised currency at nursing homes, private hospitals and chemist...

10-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation decision anarchist, anti-poor: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday termed the Narendra Modi government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes as "anarchist" and called upon the government to keep it in abeyance for at least a week."The government has spread...

10-Nov-2016 Lucknow

No alliance for UP polls : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said his party will not be part of any alliance in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.The announcement comes amid speculation of a possible grand alliance involving the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata...

07-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Amid alliance hype, Prashant Kishore meets Akhilesh Yadav

Election strategist Prashant Kishore, who has been hired by Congress for its Uttar Pradesh assembly campaign, on Monday met state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, amid growing speculation that Congress and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) would be part of a grand...

07-Nov-2016 Lucknow

UP CM directs officials to tackle smog, enforce rules strictly

Taking a grim view of poor air quality in Lucknow and dense smog in other Uttar Pradesh districts, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed officials and departments concerned to get their act together and find a solution to the problem.He also ordered...

05-Nov-2016 Lucknow

SP puts up united show at party gala, but rankles remain

Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party tried to put up a united face at its silver jubilee gala here on Saturday, but the peace seemed fragile as state party chief Shivpal Singh Yadav took pot shots at his nephew and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who denied...

05-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Ready for any test, sure SP will return to power: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday tried to crease over the differences in the ruling Samajwadi Party, saying there was no infighting and that they would "unitedly" fight the 2017 assembly elections on the SP symbol.Speaking at the event...

05-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Never aspired to become UP CM : Shivpal Singh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party tried to put up a united face at its silver jubilee gala here on Saturday, but the peace seemed fragile as state party chief Shivpal Singh Yadav took several pot shots at his nephew and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.The...

05-Nov-2016 Lucknow

There is no rift, SP will unitedly fight elections: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday denied any rift within the ruling Samajwadi Party and said all party leaders will "unitedly" fight the 2017 assembly elections on the SP symbol."There is no rift in the party, and all of us will fight...

03-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Avoid war, end crisis with Pakistan : Mulayam Singh Yadav

The central government will have to find a middle path, avoiding war, to end the crisis with the neighbouring nation, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said here on Thursday.Addressing a gathering of party workers at the La Martinere College...

01-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Prashant Kishor meets Mulayam Singh

Congress' strategist for Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kishor met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh at his residence here on Tuesday, sources said.According to the sources, SP leader Amar Singh was also present in the meeting.While the details of the meeting were...

27-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Hurt by Akhilesh's 'dalal' comment: Amar Singh

Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday broke his silence on the rift within the Samajwadi Party, saying he was hurt by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav calling him a 'dalal' (broker)."I am hurt by his words. There is no photograph of his wedding...

26-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav meets Uttar Pradesh Governor Naik

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met Governor Ram Naik amid the bitter political feuding in the state's ruling Samajwadi Party.While what transpired at the meeting is not yet known, the visit was being described as a courtesy call.The...

25-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Mulayam Singh Yadav signals truce but Samajwadi tensions simmer

Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party and the Yadav family are both united, party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav declared on Tuesday. But it became clear within minutes that infighting was far from over.Minutes after Mulayam Singh made his claim, hundreds of...

25-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Everything is fine in Samajwadi Party : Shivpal Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Tuesday said "everything is fine" in the party, adding that he will obey the orders of chief Mulayam Singh Yadav."Everything is fine in the party," Shivpal Singh Yadav told reporters after arriving at the party's...

25-Oct-2016 Lucknow

All is well in family, Samajwadi Party : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday asserted that there were no differences within the family or in Uttar Pradesh's ruling party and all were "united", signalling an end to days of bitter infighting."Our family is united, the party is united......

25-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Mulayam tells Akhilesh to take back Shivpal?

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has reportedly told Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take back in his cabinet his uncle Shivpal Yadav, informed sources said on Tuesday.The Samajwadi patriarch has also directed his Chief Minister-son to...

24-Oct-2016 Lucknow

Mulayam should become UP Chief Minister, urges Shivpal

Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Monday demanded that party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav take over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in another twist to the warring within the state's ruling Samajwadi Party family."He (Mulayam Singh) should take...

24-Oct-2016 Lucknow

I will not form a new party: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that he will not form a "new party" and will remain with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav."People are saying a new party will be formed. Who is forming this new party? I am not," Akhilesh...

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