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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Security of Akhilesh, Lalu Yadav, Sangeet Som downgraded

This is the first full-scale review of VIP protectees by the Union Home Ministry after the Narendra Modi government took charge following the 2019 general election.

Will spring surprise in UP assembly by-polls: Samajwadi Party

With the electoral tie-up between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party coming to an end after the Lok Sabha debacle, the bypolls to the 12 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a four-cornered contest.


Explained: The line between OBC and SC

BJP govt in UP has revived debate over adding 17 OBC groups to SC list, a move initiated by SP regimes. What does it mean for various castes in the two lists, and poll politics? A look at the complexities involved

Explained: Why BSP sees merit in splitting with SP

Mayawati has cited a review that reportedly found that the BSP did not gain from the alliance as it had expected.

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, says BSP will fight all polls alone

Earlier this month, while saying that the BSP would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls on its own, Mayawati had said that it was not a “permanent break” from the SP. She had said that she could work with SP leader Akhilesh Yadav again in the future if he “fulfills his political duties”.

Explained: Why Mayawati pulled the plug on SP-BSP alliance

Earlier this month, Mayawati had announced that the party would contest the upcoming bypolls separately but had kept the window open for an alliance in the future.


Mayawati ends alliance with SP: 'Will fight all future elections on our own'

Mayawati's decision comes after an all India meeting of the BSP was held in Lucknow Sunday followed by a late night round of state-wise meetings.

PM Modi hosts dinner for MPs; Sonia, Rahul, Akhilesh give it a miss

PM Modi hosted an informal dinner for over 750 MPs in Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi. MPs from the Trinamool Congress, left parties like the CPI(M) and CPI, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the RJD were among others who abstained from the dinner. 

One nation, one poll: Mayawati wants talks on EVMs, Akhilesh says govt must fulfil promises first

While BSP supremo Mayawati said a discussion on EVM is more important than the idea of ‘one country, one election’, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the government should focus on fulfilling promises on which it came to power.

After BSP move, SP set to go it alone for 2022 UP elections

At a closed-door meeting with party workers last week, SP president Akhilesh Yadav asked them to prepare for the upcoming Assembly bypolls and to ensure that the SP forms the government in the state in 2022.

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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 […]