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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Unnao rape: DGP, principal secretary were shielding accused, says Akhilesh Yadav

“Today what is the role of the DGP? What is the role of the home secretary? Both these senior officers were saving (the accused). Doesn’t the whole state know this?… What was their responsibility? Somewhere they were cheating the people and the law,” he said,

Unnao rape case: Akhilesh Yadav sharpens attack on Adityanath govt

The CBI has taken over the probe in three cases related to the Unnao incident. The central probe agency arrested the accused BJP MLA yesterday, hours after the Allahabad High Court ordered his immediate arrest.

Shivpal Yadav met Ram Gopal to bury hatchet, likely to get key party post

They agreed to bury their differences and to re-unite the family ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the SP plans to contest as part of a “broader alliance” at the national level.

Strengthening new bond with BSP, SP plans grand Ambedkar Jayanti

Strengthening new bond with BSP, SP plans grand Ambedkar Jayanti

All SP district and city presidents are being instructed to hold programmes either at their party offices or at public venues. Party leaders will address workers on Ambedkar’s achievements, his role in drafting the Constitution. Floral tributes too will be offered.

Raja Bhaiya no longer with me, indicates Akhilesh Yadav

Raja Bhaiya no longer with me, indicates Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav’s comments came days after reports had suggested that Raja Bhaiya, an independent legislator from Kunda, did not vote for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar in the March 23 polls despite assuring Yadav to do so.

In presence of Akhilesh, farmer claims banks recovering waived loan amount from accounts

When contacted, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi said no such recovery was being done. Shahi said the state government had waived farm loans as per the data provided by the banks. He, however, said it’s possible that banks may be rectifying any error at their end.

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Yogi govt trying to defame, harass political opponents in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

“The BJP-led state government only wants to defame and harass its political adversaries, as a result of which senior SP leader Azam Khan is being harassed in the name of recruitment in the Jal Nigam…though this government is not giving jobs, it is raising questions on the ones already given,” said Akhilesh Yadav.

Strengthening new bond with BSP, SP plans grand Ambedkar Jayanti

After a victory and a setback, BSP-SP add votes for 2019

The recognition of the need to continue the alliance despite the Rajya Sabha setback, BSP sources said, is the result of calculations manner keeping in mind the “social engineering formula” of party founder Kanshiram.

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Rajya Sabha polls exposed BJP’s anti-Dalit face, made SP-BSP alliance stronger: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav’s statement comes a day after BSP chief Mayawati said the recent defeat faced by the BSP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections will not make any difference to SP-BSP alliance.

SC/ST Atrocities Act: Samajwadi Party takes up Dalit cause against BJP

While BSP chief Mayawati has not made any remarks on the SC ruling, SP president Akhilesh Yadav issued a statement.

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Sharad Yadav meets Akhilesh: ‘Gorakhpur just a trailer, NDA a sinking ship’

Accusing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of using unconstitutional language and actions, Yadav said, “The people will show them their reality during the 2019 polls.”

Akhilesh Yadav says alliance with BSP is here to stay

Rise in farmer suicides in UP, BJP ‘insensitive’: Akhilesh Yadav

Buoyed by SP’s success in the two bypoll in Phulpur and Gorakhpur, which were held by the BJP, Yadav predicted defeat for the saffron party across all Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election.

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Lohia, Ambedkar in frame, SP says will stay with BSP for long

Akhilesh was gifted the photographs by the party workers to congratulate him on the SP-BSP alliance, which Yadav insisted be made public as it would convey a “good message”.

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Decoding the arithmetic of potential SP-BSP alliance in run-up to 2019 general elections

Party leaders say they are taking it step by step, election by election. But what it will all add up to by 2019, and can it add up to anything at all, overcoming hurdles? The Indian Express does the math

How Samajwadi Party and BSP alliance would impact BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

2017 projected to 2019, how Uttar Pradesh changes colour

Assembly election data, analysed for a hypothetical situation in which the SP and BSP come together for the Lok Sabha election, suggest the BJP’s tally could fall to less than a third of its spectacular 2014 number.