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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WATCH: Stage collapses before Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Allahabad

As a part of poll campaign for the fourth phase of elections, both the leaders had organised a road show in the city.

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Battle for Uttar Pradesh turns murkier with SP, BSP, BJP indulging in personal attacks

A total of 680 candidates will be vying for the seats in the fourth phase of the UP elections, which will go to polls on Thursday.

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SP, Congress, BSP trying to save their reputation: PM Modi

PM Modi urged people to give BJP an opportunity to serve Uttar Pradesh for five years and promised to deliver success on every parameter.

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Akhilesh Yadav drags Amitabh Bachchan in UP fight with Modi; ‘stop endorsing Gujarat’s donkeys’

Akhilesh’s comments were in response to an advertisement of Gujarat tourism, which features many donkeys and actor Bachchan

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UP election 2017: For some in Yadav heartland, Akhilesh Yadav might as well be CM of Saifai

The current Akhilesh administration in 2015 had sanctioned Rs 700 crore for Saifai that included funds to build an international cricket stadium for a seating capacity of 40,000 people, a swimming pool and an astroturf for hockey.

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UP elections 2017: Lok Dal to ‘Mulayam ke log,’ Yadav home turf is split down middle

A sitting MLA denied ticket, a rebel SP leader campaigning on Lok Dal ticket and a splinter SP organisation are signs that the feud within the family of Mulayam Singh Yadav is nowhere near over.

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UP elections 2017: Akhilesh vs Shivpal wide open on family turf

Akhilesh said he will not spare those who create differences between him and his father.

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Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Cong ke upar aarop thha…, koi action nahi hua tha, says Beni Prasad Verma

The possible motive, Verma said, was to nip Mulayam’s political career in the bud. “Balram Singh established thhe us waqt, jabki yeh [Mulayam] ubhar rahey thhe.

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Tumbling bikers, 9 bullet holes: How Mulayam Singh Yadav was attacked in 1984

This is how Jansatta, Hindi daily of The Indian Express Group, reported the incident in its edition of March 8, 1984.

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UP elections 2017: All that PM Modi, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi said today

With three day to go for the third phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh, war of words continued between BJP, Congress-SP alliance and the BSP on Thursday. Leaders from all the parties held several rallies and press conference to attack each other and woo the voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held separate rallies in Barabanki […]

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PM Modi: SP-Congress alliance will shatter your dreams

UP Assembly elections 2017: PM Modi criticised the Akhilesh-led government in the state.

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UP election 2017 Highlights: PM Modi slams Akhilesh for ‘deteriorating’ law and order in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Bijnor

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UP elections 2017: Lucknow Central, where the alliance took off, it’s Congress vs SP

The Indian Express travels a day each with the two candidates as they go about their separate campaigns.

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UP elections 2017: High-decibel campaign with stalwarts in action ends in west UP

Joining hands with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led the SP assault, as party patriarch Mulayam kept away following family feud.

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UP election 2017: Allahabad HC asks EC to decide over SP’s election manifesto

The first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh is on Saturday