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Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav is the president of the Samajwady Party and has served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh - 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.


Akhilesh Yadav mocked after saying Google Maps should be used to probe Vikas Dubey encounter

July 15, 2020 12:45 pm

Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the use of Google Maps could reveal what had happened in connection with the death of gangster Vikas Dubey.

Students from poor families getting step motherly treatment: Akhilesh Yadav on online classes

July 12, 2020 1:53 pm

The online classes are only helpful for those belonging to affluent families and the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes are getting "step motherly" treatment from the government, Akhilesh Yadav said

Akhilesh targets Yogi govt over Kanpur raid, BJP says SP leaders in cahoots with Dubey

July 09, 2020 11:38 am

Alleging that the SP had fielded Dubey's wife in the Zila panchayat elections five years ago, BJP leaders shared photographs of Vikas Dubey and his associates with leaders of Samajwadi Party, alleging that the Samajwadi Party had links with the accused.

UP govt deferring COVID tests, making it difficult to assess current situation, claims Akhilesh

June 30, 2020 12:45 pm

"The government should disclose how it will prepare to fight the disease when it peaks," Yadav said.

BJP busy in elections, ignoring problem of unemployment: Akhilesh Yadav

June 10, 2020 2:41 pm

"When BJP is not considering unemployment and starvation as a problem, how will it solve them. With Bihar election nearing, after some days 'star campaigner' will also start flying," Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi.

Oppn in UP calls BJP’s 3-year report card: Full of lies, without vision

March 19, 2020 6:13 am

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said all the accomplishments being discussed by the BJP on completing three years were due to the SP government.

Akhilesh Yadav: Palm reader told me SP will win 350 seats in 2022 UP elections

March 15, 2020 8:23 pm

Hitting out at the ruling BJP, Akhilesh Yadav said if the saffron party can win 300 seats in the state by spreading lies, the Samajwadi Party can win 351 seats by working honestly.

Ruckus in UP House over assault on Dalit man, ‘threat’ to Akhilesh Yadav

February 18, 2020 5:00 am

The Question Hour was washed out with Samajwadi Party alleging that there was a threat to the life of former CM Akhilesh Yadav from leaders of the ruling BJP.

Man detained over ‘commotion’ at Akhilesh function, say Kannauj police

February 16, 2020 4:57 am

“The man asked a question to Akhileshji when he was on stage speaking during a women’s empowerment programme. Because Akhileshji could not see his face, he said the man should be brought to the front and his cap should be removed," SP’s Kannauj district, Munna Daroga.

Watch: Akhilesh scolds police officer after man breaks security and chants 'Jai Shri Ram' at rally

February 15, 2020 10:35 pm

At the rally, the Samajwadi Party supremo also took a dig at the Uttar Pradesh government saying that it is working the way Hitler's minister Joseph Goebbels used to. He also accused the government of projecting lies as truth.


Akhilesh Yadav goes cycling near Gomti, takes pot shots at Yogi government

June 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Taking pot shots at the Yogi Adityanath government, Akhilesh Yadav expressed hope that now that his official residence is vacated, the state BJP government would do something meaningful for the people.

Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrates 79th birthday, showers blessings on Akhilesh

November 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Mulayam Singh Yadav also cut a cake on the occasion and offered the first slice to his son Akhilesh.

Burying the hatchet? Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav meet in public after a year

October 12, 2017 6:11 pm

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav touched the feet of his Father Mulayam Singh Yadav during Dr Ram Manohar Loihia's Death anniversary function at Lohia Park in Lucknow on Thursday.

First SP-Congress roadshow in Lucknow in pictures

January 29, 2017 8:04 pm

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are due to start on February 3. SP and Congress have agreed to sharing the 403 assembly seats in the state, with SP contesting from 298 seats and Congress from 105 seats.

All party attendance at Mulayam-Lalu Saifai party

February 21, 2015 8:27 pm

Hundreds of hands holding mobile phones could be seen clicking pictures of Modi. Some of them even reached the media section requesting the reporters seated to capture Modi in their mobiles.

Akhilesh Yadav leads roadshow in Varanasi

May 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led a rally in Varanasi on Saturday.

Today in pics: March 2, 2014

March 02, 2014 5:00 pm

Akhilesh Yadav at 'Desh Bachao Desh Banao Maha rally' in Allahabad.


SP - BSP Alliance: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav welcomes the move

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

After BSP and SP announced the alliance between the two parties, Tejashwi Yadav said that the people of India welcome the alliance. He also claimed that BJP will be whitewashed in UP and Bihar

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Samajwadi Party Government Moved To Bury 19 Cases Against Political Leaders For UP Polls

June 22, 2020 7:12 pm

An investigation of official records has revealed that over the years, the SP government moved to bury at least 19 cases against senior political leaders from the state.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Claims Samajwadi Party Would Have Won More Than 250 Seats On Its Own

June 22, 2020 7:12 pm

Speaking at Sultanpur, Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the SP would have won more than 250 seats on its own to form a majority government again but now that the alliance had been formed, the SP-Congress combine would win more than 300 of 403 seats in the House.

Mulayam Singh Yadav Announces Akhilesh As CM Candidate For Samajwadi Party

June 22, 2020 7:14 pm

Declaring himself as the national president of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, took a softening of stand on Monday evening as he announced Akhilesh Yadav would be the Chief Minister candidate for the party

Samajwadi Party Soap Opera⁠⁠⁠⁠

June 22, 2020 7:15 pm

While Akhilesh Yadav has been declared the Samajwadi Party’s national working president, his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav has challenged the same calling it unconstitutional.

Ramgopal Yadav: 90 Per Cent Of Samajwadi MPs, MLAs, MNCs Are In Akhilesh's Favour

June 22, 2020 7:15 pm

The election symbol of Samajwadi Party formally came under dispute with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s camp telling the Election Commission that the party is “actually” headed by him now and not its founder Mulayam Singh.