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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.


Newsmaker | Azam Khan walks out of jail, into everyone's most-watched list

May 20, 2022 6:58 pm

Imprisoned for the past two years, Azam Khan remained very much a part of the political discourse, especially since the recent Uttar Pradesh results, and the choices he makes now will shape Opposition politics in the coming days in the state.

BJP using Gyanvapi to divert attention: Akhilesh Yadav

May 18, 2022 5:53 am

“Gyanvapi mosque and other such incidents, the BJP does these things intentionally. Either the BJP does it, or their hidden and invisible friends do such things,” said Akhilesh during his visit to Azamgarh.

Shivpal Yadav interview: 'Azam Khan is the senior-most UP MLA... Let him come out of jail. Talks will take place'

May 17, 2022 7:55 am

Veteran MLA talks about mistakes in ticket distribution in recent Assembly elections, the 'difference' between Akhilesh and his father

Now, Mayawati speaks up for SP's Azam Khan: 'His confinement is strangling of justice'

May 13, 2022 1:06 am

On Thursday, while coming out in Khan's support, Mayawati made no mention of the SP, merely referring to him as a “senior MLA”.

BJP's faulty policies behind rising unemployment, diminishing household income: Akhilesh Yadav

May 08, 2022 7:32 pm

Akhilesh Yadav also attacked the Centre over the increase in prices of domestic gas cylinder, saying it is having a serious impact on the economy.

'Not a member of SP, should strengthen his own party': Akhilesh takes fresh jibe at Shivpal

May 06, 2022 8:15 am

“He has own party and is its national president. The SP gave him symbol only for the elections. When you give symbol to someone, you have to make that person a member (of the party),”Akhilesh Yadav said.

#Politics: Shivpal takes dig at Akhilesh, says compromised on self-respect but got pain in return

May 03, 2022 6:48 pm

"I tried to satisfy him by going down to the bottom point of self-respect!. Despite this, if I am what extent he must have inflicted pain on my heart!," said Shivpal Singh Yadav without taking anyone's name in his tweet.

Mayawati slams Akhilesh Yadav, says never dreamt of becoming country's President

April 28, 2022 1:32 pm

Mayawati's remarks come a day after Yadav said in Mainpuri that the "BSP has transferred its votes to the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh polls. Now it will be interesting to see whether the BJP makes Mayawati President or not) in return".

Akhilesh slams rivals, says party has always stood with Azam Khan

April 28, 2022 5:45 am

Asks when will BJP induct Shivpal, make Mayawati President

Akhilesh backs MLA, says BJP using bulldozers based on caste and religion

April 28, 2022 5:27 am

The delegation, led by Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Sanjay Lather, could not meet the MLA as he was reportedly “not in the town”.


IE 100 2022: List of most powerful Indians

April 21, 2022 10:24 am

As the PM now for eight years, Modi remains disruptor-in-chief with a regularity that expands his presence and crimps his critics. Yogi Adityanath towers over the horizon, having entered the top five Sangh Parivar club. He ranks just after Mukesh Ambani.

Modi, Priyanka, Akhilesh rally across UP as state votes in fifth phase of polls

February 27, 2022 9:02 pm

Uttar Pradesh went for fifth phase of voting on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: I hereby declare

March 07, 2022 10:38 am

Assembly elections in five states — Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur– will be completed in seven phases with UP being the first to go to polls on February 10. Results of all the assembly polls will be declared on March 10.

Priyanka Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav: Political leaders detained over Lakhimpur Kheri violence

October 05, 2021 9:37 pm

Leaders on their way to meet the kin of those who lost their lives in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence were detained or sent back, even as Section 144 remained in place in the district.

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.


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.