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.

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Lucknow confidential: Tactical delay

Akhilesh’s press conference was scheduled to begin at 12.30 pm, but it was delayed by at least one hour. Many present at Akhilesh briefing felt that he delayed his media briefing to avoid an overlap with the CM’s press conference.

Will accept anyone who wants to join Samajwadi Party, says Akhilesh Yadav

Speaking after inducting former BSP state president Dayaram Pal and ex-BSP leader Mithai Lal Bharti into the SP, Akhilesh said his family had “democracy” and that they were expanding the family to defeat the BJP in the 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections.


BJP Govt Completes Half term: Oppn calls Yogi’s claims ‘false’, says state moving at speed of bullock-cart

Yadav’s attack followed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s press conference on his government reaching the mid-point of its five-year term. Adityanath claimed that the perception about the state has changed during his term and the “improvement” in law and order has played an important role in this.

Akhilesh Yadav: Will drop all cases against Azam Khan if SP voted back

Reacting to Akhilesh's remarks, BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said the SP chief should stand with the poor farmers whose “land was snatched by Azam Khan”.

All cases against Azam Khan would be withdrawn if SP comes to power: Akhilesh Yadav

Addressing reporters in Rampur, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Once the Samajwadi Party is voted back to power in UP, all the cases lodged against senior SP leader and Rampur MP Azam Khan will be withdrawn.

UP: Akhilesh Yadav postpones his Rampur visit, says district admn denied permission

However, senior officials in the Rampur district administration denied the allegations and clamed that a “detailed programme” on Akhilesh’s planned Rampur visit was “never submitted.”


Akhilesh postpones Rampur visit over prohibitory orders by govt

Addressing a press conference at the party office here, the SP chief, who was scheduled to meet party leader Azam Khan's family on Monday, also claimed that the administration has said his visit could result in riots in Rampur.

UP: Akhilesh Yadav meets SP cadre, tells them to work hard

Party national spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary told The Indian Express that Akhilesh has instructed leaders and workers to improve the organisation of the party.

UP Bypolls: SP to check criminal history, education of ticket seekers

While 11 seats will go to bypolls because the sitting MLAs have been elected to Lok Sabha, the Hamirpur seat was vacated after BJP legislator Ashok Singh Chandel was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 22-year old murder case.

SP, BSP train guns on govt over law & order, BJP hits back

Akhilesh also slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre, alleging that it was trying to give a new definition to democracy through Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax Department.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Today in pics: March 2, 2014

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

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

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

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


UP Elections 2017: Samajwadi Party Belongs To Netaji, Says Akhilesh Yadav

Attacking PM Modi over his ‘inexperience’ jibe, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said he has managed to learn to cycle fast so that neither BSP’s elephant nor BJP’s lotus could come anywhere near the Samajwadi Party. He also responded to the Prime Minister questioning the SP chief as to how he could form […]

Assembly Polls 2017: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Holds Rally In Riot-Hit Muzaffarnagar

In his first set of political rallies in Muzaffarnagar since the 2013 riots, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday made little reference to the communal violence that swept the region that year, which left at least 65 dead and thousands homeless. Instead, Akhilesh chose to attack the BJP and highlight the recently completed alliance […]

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

An investigation of official records by The Indian Express has revealed that over the last five years, the SP government moved to bury at least 19 cases against senior political leaders from the state. These covered a wide range of alleged offences: from rioting, fraud and kidnapping to extortion and, in one case, even culpable […]

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Writes To PM Modi To Shift Budget After Assembly Polls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the budget be presented after the assembly elections. He said that if budget is presented before the votings commence, Uttar Pradesh will be deprived of schemes that could help India’s most populous state, NDTV reported. On Monday, the Supreme […]


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

In his first campaign speech after announcing an alliance with the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister 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 […]

Mulayam Singh Yadav Announces Akhilesh As CM Candidate For Samajwadi Party

Declaring himself as the national president of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, took a softening of stand on Monday evening as he claimed that the party was “united” and Akhilesh Yadav would be the Chief Minister candidate for the party in the upcoming UP Elections 2017. “For the benefit of the entire state, our party […]

Samajwadi Party Soap Opera⁠⁠⁠⁠

There is trouble brewing in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the polls with the ruling party stuck in a messy battle between father and son. While Akhilesh Yadav has been declared the Samajwadi Party’s national working president, his father and party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav has challenged the same calling it unconstitutional. Both have approached the […]

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

Cycle, the election symbol of Samajwadi Party, on Tuesday 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. Yesterday, Mulayam himself drove down to Nirvachan Sadan, the EC headquarters, to inform the poll […]