Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party or SP is a state party that has strong roots in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The party is represented through the election symbol 'cycle'. Mulayam Singh Yadav or 'netaji' founded the party and is its current chief. However, on January 1, 2017, his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, took over the party as its president in what is being termed as a coup. The party is currently in power in Uttar Pradesh and has five seats in the 16th Lok Sabha and 19 seats in Rajya Sabha. In 2014, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, there was a proposal to merge like-minded parties that include the JD(U) and RJD, but the plan did not materialise.
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SC on Gayatri Prajapati: Unfortunate ordering FIR is being given ‘political colour’

Leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party had frequently cited the case during the party’s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

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Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: PM Modi can say whatever he wants, UP has adopted Samajwadi Party, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh also added that Akhilesh Yadav will once again be chosen as the chief minister.

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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.

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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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 polls 2017: Modi, demonetisation, jobs theme of Rahul Gandhi rallies

Rahul has made denomenisation and its effects, primarily farmer distress, as his election theme for Uttar Pradesh.

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Samajwadi Party’s manifesto wants to empower women, but its scheme ends up helping men more

The party’s Programme for Women Empowerment features a pledge that if voted to power the party would offer Rs. 2 lakhs to men who marry disabled or widowed women. It’s an incentive to marry primarily for monetary reasons — and that’s a cause for concern

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UP, Punjab Assembly Elections 2017: Here’s what BJP, Congress, AAP have promised for women

In most of the parties’ proposed pledges, women’s issues have been dwarfed in their importance and have barely received attention.

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Samajwadi Party ‘war room’ breathes life in SP campaign

“We are synchronising the entire campaign with the tagline of ‘kaam bolta hai’ highlighting the works done by the CM,” Aashish Yadav, in-charge of the war room said.

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Samajwadi Party capable of fighting elections alone, won’t campaign for alliance: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mualayam Singh Yadav said: “SP was capable enough to contest and win elections alone, there was no need for the alliance. I will not go anywhere to campaign for this (SP-Congress) alliance.”

Akhilesh Yadav top quotes at Congress-Samajwadi Party joint conference

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed that UP voters will catapult the alliance past the 300+ margin.

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Congress paints over ’27 saal UP behaal’ slogan on walls post Samajwadi Party alliance

The slogan was extensively used in roadshows and campaigns of the Congress party even as the ruling SP was mired in a factional crisis of its own.

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January 25, 9 am news update: Trump invites Modi to US, Panagariya counters Subramanian, SRK on Meryl Streep’s speech

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