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17-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Demolish Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan also: Azam Khan

Taking a dig at BJP legislator Sangeet Som who called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history because it was built by foreign rulers, Samajawadi Party MLA Azam Khan on Tuesday said all "symbols of slavery" like Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi...

12-Oct-2017 Lucknow

GST hastily implemented, people suffering : Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday accused the Modi government of rushing through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because of which, he said, people were facing a lot of problems.Addressing party workers on the 50th death anniversary of socialist...

07-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav meets Mulayam Singh Yadav, rekindles hopes of patch-up

Newly re-elected President of the Samajwadi Party and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday drove to his father Mulayam Singh Yadav's house and was closeted with him for about an hour, raising hopes of a possible patch-up between the...

05-Oct-2017 AGRA

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected SP chief for next 5 years

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Thursday re-elected unopposed as the national president of the Samajwadi Party (SP) for a five-year term.The party national executive met here for the 10th convention and elected the 44-year-old for...

25-Sep-2017 Lucknow,

Not floating new party now : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday ruled out floating a new party now and also distanced himself from the decisions taken by his son and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav."No new party is being formed today," the veteran socialist leader said."I...

23-Aug-2017 Lucknow

BJP has failed to curb crime in UP: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to curb crime and maintain law and order.The former Chief Minister told the media in Muradnagar, where he was meeting Aashu Malik, his...

11-May-2017 Lucknow

Mulayam Singh Yadav flays 'weak and coward' Defence Minister

Samajwadi Party (SP) founder and patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday called Defence Minister Arun Jaitley "weak and coward" and said it is for this reason that the defence personnel are being killed on the Line of Control and elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir.In...

29-Apr-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav again questions credibility of EVMs

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol."When petrol can be stolen with the help of a remote...

28-Apr-2017 Lucknow

Centre to blame for killing of Army men : Akhilesh Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday visited the family of Captain Aayush Yadav in Kanpur and blamed the Centre's "faulty defence policies" for the killings of Army men.Captain Yadav was killed in a militant attack in Kupwara in Kashmir...

15-Apr-2017 Lucknow

BJP cheated people to come to power, Akhilesh Yadav alleges

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of cheating the people to win power in the state.Addressing a press conference, the 44-year-old leader also alleged that...

05-Apr-2017 Lucknow

Shivpal Yadav meets Yogi Adityanath, triggers speculation

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, who was sidelined in the party and government by nephew Akhilesh Yadav, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, fuelling speculation.The meeting, which lasted 30 minutes, is being...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'Sachin, Rekha should resign from RS if not interested'

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal on Thursday said Rajya Sabha members like cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha should resign if they were not interested in attending the house.He was pointing to the continued absence of the nominated Rajya Sabha...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Bring a proposal against hunger : Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party MP Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday called upon the government to ensure that none in the country died of hunger.Participating in a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the GST Bill, the former SP chief said: "GST would be passed anyway, what should...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Yogi may be senior in age, but still backward in work : Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi, saying he "may be senior in age but is still backward in work".Akhilesh also said the SP will come back to power in the state in 2022."He may be senior...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP : Akhilesh Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only "anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives" have been witnessed so far.The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

MSP committee should have farmers too : Naresh Agarwal

The committee formed by the government to decide the minimum support price (MSP) should have at least two farmers as its members, Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal said on Monday.Taking part in the discussion on Budget 2017-18, Agarwal pointed out that the...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Poll panel should clear doubts over EVM : Ram Gopal Yadav

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Monday said that the Election Commission should clear doubts over electronic voting machines (EVMs)."We are not casting aspersions over the commission's intentions. But the poll panel must satisfactorily address the doubts...

19-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Narendra Modi meets Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav at oath taking

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief chat with Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and outgoing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Sunday.While both Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh mingled with BJP leaders on the dais,...

10-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Azam Khan says SP will win 380 seats; gets math wrong

Uttar Pradesh's senior minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Friday trashed all exit polls and predicted 380 seats for his Samajwadi Party.Getting his mathematics wrong, Khan also predicted 80 seats for the Bahujan Samaj Party and 25 for the Bharatiya Janata Party,...

09-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Won't let BJP to run UP if there's no winner : Akhilesh Yadav

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said he won't allow the BJP to "remote control" Uttar Pradesh in the event of a hung assembly, hinting at possible alliances.Akhilesh Yadav told the BBC Hindi that he was confident of the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance...

06-Mar-2017 Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Narendra Modi divides even electricity into Hindu-Muslim : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to polarise voters on communal lines.Addressing a gathering here, Akhilesh Yadav said it was sad that Modi had even "divided electricity into Hindu and Muslim".Pitching...

04-Mar-2017 Varanasi

Rahul Gandhi-Akhilesh Yadav hit Varanasi roads, Dimple joins

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took out a road show in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi.Akhilesh Yadav was wearing a cap of the red colour that has become symbolic...

25-Feb-2017 Lucknow

BJP a master of copying, has copied SP manifesto : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit back at allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government was patronising copy mafia in the state, and said it was in fact the BJP which was a master in copying.Addressing an election...

24-Feb-2017 Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh)

We do not discriminate between Ramadan and Diwali : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that his government discriminated against a religion and favoured another.Addressing an election rally here, in favour of close aide and Samajwadi Party...

22-Feb-2017 Lucknow

UP needs to get rid of 'KaSaB', says Amit Shah

Coining an acronym to denote the Congress, the SP and the BSP with the name of the executed 26/11 attacker, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the time had come to rid Uttar Pradesh of "KaSaB"."Uttar Pradesh is sick and tired of an ailment called...

21-Feb-2017 Allahabad

Rahul, Akhilesh, Amit Shah hold road shows

Hundreds and thousands on Tuesday joined the roadshow of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday. BJP President Amit Shah also staged a show of strength in the same city.Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav started their...

20-Feb-2017 Rae Bareli/Jalaun

After PM's graveyard jab, comes Akhilesh's ‘Gujarat ass' punch

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by asking Amitabh Bachchan to stop promoting "donkeys of Gujarat" -- a sarcastic reference to a tourism promo on wild asses that features the superstar.The remarks...

17-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Muslims produce more children as they are unemployed : Azam Khan

Muslims have so many children since they had no other work to do, Uttar Pradesh's Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan said on Friday -- courting yet another controversy.Known for his controversial statements and caustic remarks...

17-Feb-2017 Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)

UP poll outcome will set tone for future politics : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sought votes for the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance candidates, saying the tie-up is coming together of two young minds thinking of the welfare of the state and its people.Addressing an election...

15-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Dimple Yadav campaign for Aparna in Lucknow Cantt

Putting political differences aside, Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav, the wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Wednesday sought votes for her sister-in-law Aparna Yadav, the wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav's second son Pratik and the SP candidate from Lucknow...

15-Feb-2017 Unnao (Uttar Pradesh)

Akhilesh Yadav slams Mayawati, Narendra Modi

As Uttar Pradesh voted in the second phase of assembly elections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation.The Samajwadi Party leader also took on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati for...

11-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Amar Singh praises Modi, says may join BJP

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his demonetisation move, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has said that he may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the near future."I have not yet decided about joining BJP, but I am also not saying that I don't...

11-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh, Rahul release Common Minimum Programme

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday released a Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance's Common Minimum Programme (CMP) to the people of state.In a joint press conference in Lucknow, the leaders released...

07-Feb-2017 Meerut

Rahul Gandhi-Akhilesh Yadav target Modi over demonetisation

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a joint rally at the Nauchandi grounds here and appealed to the people to bring the alliance to power "to check communal forces".In his address, Rahul Gandhi...

04-Feb-2017 Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh)

Now, Akhilesh Yadav redefines SCAM, says A is for Amit, M is Narendra Modi

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's SCAM jibe, saying that 'A' and 'M in the acronym stand for BJP President Amit Shah and Modi.Akhilesh addressed a rally here in Uttar Pradesh, hours after Modi attacked his political...

04-Feb-2017 Lucknow

'Cycle' belongs to Netaji, his blessings with us : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the Samajwadi Party's election symbol 'cycle' belongs to "Netaji" (Mulayam Singh Yadav), and that his blessings are with his son."The father-son relation exists as before and nothing can change...

02-Feb-2017 Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh)

Narendra Modi a political migrant : Akhilesh Yadav

Hitting out at the BJP for raking up a "non-issue" of migration from western Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in fact a "real migrant" as he was from Gujarat and had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi.Addressing...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Mulayam trashes SP-Congress alliance, refuses to campaign

Hours after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took out a joint road show here on Sunday, Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav trashed the alliance and said he would not campaign for it.Noting...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Warm handshakes, hugs, bonhomie mark Rahul-Akhilesh outing

Beaming smiles, same-colour jackets, tight hugs, warm handshakes, a dazzle of a thousand flash bulbs - the maiden outing of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi created the desired buzz in the land of Avadh on a chilly...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi pitch for SP-Congress alliance

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday held their first joint show, the latter likening their alliance to "Ganga-Yamuna milan"."Ek tarah se yahan Ganga-Yamuna ka milan ho raha hai, progress ki Saraswati...

29-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh predicts 300-plus seats for Congress-SP alliance

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday predicted more than 300 seats in the assembly election to the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance which Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi likened to the "Ganga-Yamuna milan".Addressing a joint press conference...

26-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Governor Naik hoists flag at Republic Day function in UP

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday hoisted the national flag at the Vidhan Sabha building here, marking the 68th Republic Day of the country.In his address, Naik exhorted the people to re-dedicate themselves to do good and to ensure that they vote...

25-Jan-2017 Lakhimpur Kheri

We mean business, while others selling pipe dreams : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday sought the support of people in returning to power, saying his government had fulfilled promises made in the 2012 election manifesto.The Samajwadi Party leader warned the people against the Bharatiya...

24-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Congress-SP embrace makes its anyone's game in UP

The sealing of the electoral alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) has altered the political landscape in Uttar Pradesh for the crucial seven-phased assembly elections from February 11 to March 8.While leaders of these two parties claim...

24-Jan-2017 Sultanpur

Akhilesh Yadav kicks off election campaign

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday kicked off the Samajwadi Party's election campaign by promising to provide better living conditions if he was re-elected.In his first public meeting after a bitter feud with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav,...

22-Jan-2017 Lucknow

Where happened to Modi's 'achche din' : Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he urged voters to again elect him to power in assembly elections.After promising "achche din" (good days), Modi had ended up giving only a Swatch Bharat campaign...

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...

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