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 government recommends CBI probe into Gomti River Front project

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier ordered a high-level probe during a review meeting on April 1 after it was found that only 60 per cent work on the project was complete even as 90 per cent of the funds had been exhausted.

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Akhilesh blames BJP govt for security lapse in UP Assembly, accuses it of playing politics

“The BJP government is responsible for the security lapse which led to the recovery of the white powder from the Assembly and it is now playing politics over the issue,” the former chief minister told reporters in Kannauj.

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Prez election is a fight to uphold the secular fabric of the country: Meira Kumar

Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar today met Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav separately during her day-long visit to the state capital in Lucknow.

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For ‘parity’, UP govt tinkers with fleets of former CMs

According to the order, till now, Akhilesh had a Prado (bullet-proof) and five Isuzu SUVs in his fleet. Now, his three Isuzu SUVs have been replaced by Ambassador cars. He is left with two SUVs, Ambassador cars and the Prado.

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BJP will use ‘mantras’ to solve problems, taunts Akhilesh Yadav

“The reality of BJP is coming to the fore. It has made people’s life difficult with demonetisation and GST implementation. GST is only for benefit of big traders. It appears that BJP will use ‘mantras’ to resolve people’s problems and not take real steps,” Akhilesh Yadav said.

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Akhilesh Yadav’s UP 100 the best: UP govt

NDA partner TDP showcased UPA’s MGNREGA project as the best practice

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Yogi Adityanath asks for report on schemes announced by Akhilesh govt

Officials said the state government may decide to stop projects where work is yet to begin on the ground or if work has not progressed much.

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Akhilesh Yadav projects under Yogi Adityanath scanner, including Rs 9 crore for catching snakes

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office has received a recommendation to order the “special audit” on costs incurred to build the Janeshwar Mishra Park and Jai Prakash Narayan International Centre (JNIPC), and development of the Hussainabad area in Lucknow’s old city.

A vicious cycle

As Adityanath government announces plans to demolish cycle tracks laid by previous SP regime, ground reality throws up questions about whether it was worth the crores spent on it.

State govt will face public outrage if it destroys cycle tracks: Akhilesh Yadav

“Demolition of cycle tracks would lead to increase in cases of road accidents and government would surely have to face jan akrosh,” said Akhilesh’s official statement.

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Yogi Adityanath says ‘no’ to high-end cars for his fleet

Principal Secretary, Information, Avneesh Awasthi, confirmed that the chief minister had said he would be using the old cars and that there was no need to buy new vehicles.

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Roadblocks ahead for Akhilesh Yadav’s cycle tracks

“We will demolish cycle tracks in the state which are unused and are causing traffic congestion. The demolition process will begin shortly from Bareilly,” Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said.

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Aparna Yadav’s NGO given 86 per cent of SP govt cow welfare grant: RTI

To a query by activist Nutan Thakur, the UP Gau Sewa Aayog replied that from 2012 to 2017, it sanctioned Rs 9.66 crore, of which Rs 8.35 crore (86.4 per cent) went to Jeev Ashraya, the NGO run by Aparna Yadav. She is wife of Akhilesh Yadav’s step brother.

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Presidential polls: BJP hopeful of cross-voting from opposition ranks

BJP sources involved with the Kovind’s campaign said they expected some lawmakers from the SP to vote for him. With the Mayawati-led BSP staring at an uncertain future, some of its law-makers too can defy her support for the opposition’s candidate Kumar and instead vote for Kovind.

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Mulayam Singh ‘angry’ with me, says Akhilesh Yadav at Ramgopal’s birthday bash

“Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) is not angry with uncle Ramgopal. He is angry with me. Hence, he did not turn up at today’s event,” Akhilesh said, while referring to absence of the SP patriarch from the birthday celebrations. Shivpal Singh Yadav did not attend the event.