Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav is the current chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the youngest person in India to hold the office. He assumed office on March 12, 2012 at the age of 38. He is the son of former chief minister of UP, Mulayam Singh Yadav. Before joining politics he completed his degree in Engineering from University of Sydney, Australia. Yadav formally entered politics in 2000 when he won a seat in the Lok Sabha from Kannauj. His chief ministerial tenure has been marked by ongoing feuds within the party.
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UP polls: Ram Gopal Yadav files caveat in SC after EC grants cycle symbol to Akhilesh Yadav

“If the aggrieved party, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal, come to the Supreme Court for any plea, without hearing our side, SC shouldn’t pass any ex parte order,” stated the caveat.

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UP polls: Election Commission granting Akhilesh the cycle might influence 2017 elections result

While Mayawati has been projecting her party as the only force to take on the saffron brigade in the face of a weakened Samajwadi Party, BJP on its part is seeking to capitalise by promising development and law and order.

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Akhilesh Yadav after winning Samajwadi Party symbol war: Will take ‘netaji’ along

“I will take netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) along…my relation with him is unbreakable,” Akhilesh told reporters during an informal chat at his official 5 Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow.

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Congress confirms alliance with Samajwadi Party for UP polls; Sheila Dikshit may step aside

Uttar Pradesh elections: Akhilesh confirmed that an alliance with the Congress was certain and an announcement will be made in the next few days.

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Uttar Pradesh elections: Decision on alliance with Congress very soon, says Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh had earlier said that if the Congress and SP formed an alliance, they could win over 300 seats.

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Akhilesh Yadav gets Samajwadi Party cycle, father Mulayam Singh loses battle of symbol

Following the feud between father and son over ticket distribution and control of the Samajwadi Party, the duo had approached the election commission to stake claim over the party symbol.

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Akhilesh, Mulayam’s nameplates create confusion: who is the president of Samajwadi Party?

The development not only added to the confusion over the post but also amply indicated that an all-out war has broken out between the two factions led by father-son duo, respectively.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav: Will fight against Akhilesh Yadav if he doesn’t listen to me

Mulayam also said that he will accept whatever decision the Election Commission takes on the contentious poll symbol issue.

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SP fight over cycle symbol: EC to pass interim order on Jan 17

The commission is expected to pass an interim order before the notification of polls in Uttar Pradesh on January 17.

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EC reserves order on Samajwadi Party’s cycle symbol

Both the camps have staked claim to the party symbol for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh.

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Samajwadi Party highlights: After four-hour hearing, EC reserves order on party symbol

The Samajwadi Party, mired in a fierce fight between Shivpal and Akhilesh, faces a four-way election in Uttar Pradesh

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Mulayam advises Akhilesh Yadav to keep away from Samajwadi Party dispute

Mulayam also praised Shivpal, saying he toiled very hard for the party.

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Samajwadi Party feud to end? Mulayam Singh meets Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow

Samajwadi Party feud: Will today’s meeting between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav end the infighting?

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Samajwadi Party united, Akhilesh will be chief minister: Mulayam Singh Yadav

The development can be seen as an olive branch extended towards Akhilesh’s camp by Mulayam, as both the sides had taken the fight all the way to the Election Commission’s door over the party symbol.

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Day before EC test, Mulayam Singh says he is still Samajwadi Party president

On the other hand, Ram Gopal asserted that the faction headed by Akhilesh is the real party.