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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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.

BJP government betraying backward students

SP protests as Yogi Adityanath likens Samajwad to Naziwad, fascism

Without naming anyone, the chief minister said that there were people who have become “circus ke sher (circus lions)” and survived on “jhudhan (leftovers)” instead of catching their own prey.

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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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

Another blow for BJP as Yogi minister Swami Prasad Maurya's son-in-law joins SP

Another blow for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, State minister Swami Prasad Maurya’s son-in-law joins SP

Swami Prasad Maurya’s son-in-law Naval Kishore joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Ajam Khan, reported ANI. 

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.

The 2019 Lok Sabha Assembly poll results will be startling: Shiv Sena

UP Bye-Election Results 2018: Naresh Agrawal’s induction in BJP responsible for reverses, says Sanjay Raut

“I believe that Lord Ram was angry with you (BJP) the day you (BJP) rolled out the red carpet for the SP leader, who has criticised Lord Ram,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said.

Samajwadi Party set to win Gorakhpur, Phulpur bye-elections 2018

UP election results 2018: Cold Gorakhpur, Phulpur turn heat on BJP ahead of summer

UP bye-election results 2018: The Samajwadi Party, with the backing of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), seems to be putting up a spectacular show in the high-stakes Gorkahpur and Phulpur bypolls.

Naresh Agarwal regrets for ‘Naachney Wali’ jibe at Jaya Bachchan, says I didn't intend to hurt anyone

Rajya Sabha polls: Naresh Agarwal joining BJP spoils SP, BSP’s numbers game; here’s how

BJP, which has enough numbers to elect only eight candidates to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, fielded its ninth candidate – Anil Agarwal, making the task difficult for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who was hoping to go to Rajya Sabha with the support of SP and Congress MLAs.

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Denied Rajya Sabha ticket, Naresh Agarwal dumps Samajwadi Party for BJP

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday joined the Bhartiya Janata Party after being denied the Rajya Sabha.

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UP bypolls: Congress blames SP for ruining joint front against BJP

“We would have been better placed and snatched both the seats from the incumbent BJP had we come together and fielded joint-opposition candidates. But it has not happened because of Akhilesh Yadav,” Congress leader Raj Babbar said.

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Uttar Pradesh bypolls: BSP behind SP, Congress left to fend for itself

The understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the BSP for two Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh has not only isolated the Congress but also delivered a blow to its hopes of leading a larger alliance against the BJP in the future.

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UP: Samajwadi Party hints at alliance with BSP in future; BJP slams bypoll ‘tie-up’

Though Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati yesterday ruled out an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP), she said her party’s workers would work for a candidate that could defeat the BJP.

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‘To defeat BJP’, Mayawati’s BSP to support SP in UP bypolls

In another surprise turn of events, the Bahujan Samaj Party, after hectic zonal and district levels meetings this week, announced it will partner the SP in order to defeat the BJP, which is the need of the hour.

BJP may go for early Lok Sabha polls, says Mayavati

All rumours of BSP-SP alliance for 2019 elections are false and baseless: Mayawati

“I want to clarify that BSP has not allied with any political party. All rumors about BSP & SP alliance in UP for 2019 Lok Sabha elctions are false and baseless,” said Mayawati.