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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Ayodhya verdict should be accepted by all: SP and BSP

State Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu also said that his party accepted the Supreme Court’s decision and that it should be not viewed as victory or defeat of anyone.

SP says Ayodhya verdict ‘step in right direction’, BSP calls for harmony

Akhilesh Yadav said that the verdict would be remembered as “historic” and hoped that everybody would maintain peace and that no ne would hurt feelings of any community or create any tension.


SP will be in power in UP in 2022, wounds of demonetisation now deeper: Akhilesh

"The wounds of demonetisation and GST have now become deeper. In 2022, it will be Samajwadi Party government in the state," Yadav said.

Rs 2,600 crore EPF ‘scam’: CM guilty, must resign, says Akhilesh Yadav as he demands probe by sitting judge

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday demanded the resignation of incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath and asserted that not a single penny of the provident fund was invested in the DHFL during the SP rule.

Need another Sardar Patel today who can restrict ideology of RSS: Akhilesh Yadav

Commenting on the visit of European Union Parliament members to Kashmir, Akhilesh said, “The people there (Kashmir) are in difficulty. They have been caged. And if everything is fine as the government is claiming... the restrictions should be removed".

New formula in Uttar Pradesh: SP won’t tie up with any party for 2022 state polls, says Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party chief hit out at the BJP government for ‘economic slowdown and rising unemployment'.


No Ramrajya in UP, BJP govt taken lessons from Ravan: Akhilesh Yadav

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed in the past that the state is moving towards the ideal of “Ramrajya”. "They say there is Ramrajya in the state. Yeh Ram ko dhoka hai. It seems they have learnt from Ravan and that is why they are working as Kalyugi Ravan," Akhilesh Yadav said in an interview to PTI.

Lucknow Confidential: The Chosen Seat

A section of senior leaders from the Samajwadi Party are not happy with party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to campaign only for Azam Khan’s wife Tazeen Fatma in the Assembly bypolls.

Police cooked up story, Kamlesh Tiwari’s killers not yet held: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday termed the police version a “cooked-up story”, alleging that “the perpetrators of the crime have not yet been arrested”.

Rampur: Akhilesh Yadav to canvass for Azam’s wife

Notably, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to campaign for the BJP candidate in Rampur on Friday.

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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 […]