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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...

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,...

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