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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.


SP gears up for 2022 Assembly elections; holds camps to train workers, leaders

February 27, 2021 10:53 am

Another party leader said Akhilesh will continue his visits to the districts and aims to cover most Vidhan Sabha regions where the camps are being held. “The camps are a good chance for him to discuss with party workers and leaders on what they should be talking to people.

Worsening law-and-order situation result of a free hand for police: Akhilesh Yadav

February 20, 2021 8:24 am

Akhilesh went on to speak about custodial deaths in the state and said UP had recorded the “highest number of custodial killings and fake encounters”.

Repeal farm laws at once: Maya, Akhilesh to Centre

January 28, 2021 10:19 am

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav hit out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, accusing it of neglecting farmers.

Akhilesh Yadav: Samajwadi Party to contest 2022 UP polls on its own, keep doors open for smaller parties

January 18, 2021 10:17 pm

Asked if the SP would enter into an understanding with his uncle's Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav said he has already said the doors are open for Shivpal and if there is any other winnable candidate of his party, he or she too would be considered.

BJP leaders should line up first to get vaccinated: Akhilesh Yadav

January 17, 2021 10:40 am

At a press conference at the party headquarters in Lucknow, Akhilesh was asked about his opinion on the head of the state not getting vaccinated yet, which is contrary to what has happened in other countries.

When will poor get vaccine, will it be free for them, asks Akhilesh

January 17, 2021 12:42 am

Speaking at a press conference in Lucknow, he said, “I would like to say the BJP does everything with pomp and show even if their programmes are hollow. So, I feel, people from the BJP should stand in the line first and get vaccinated.

Yogi: Land mafia leaders troubled by demolition

January 11, 2021 4:46 am

On Friday, Akhilesh Yadav had said that the government’s drive to demolish illegally constructed houses and buildings seemed like action targeting political rivals

Adityanath takes a dig at Akhilesh: Land mafia leaders troubled about demolition drive

January 11, 2021 4:02 am

On Friday, SP president Akhilesh Yadav had said that the government’s drive to demolish illegally constructed houses and buildings seemed like action targeting political rivals.

Demolish buildings now, next govt will turn bulldozer towards you: Akhilesh Yadav

January 09, 2021 11:30 pm

Talking to media in Banda district, Akhilesh also slammed officials and bureaucrats in the state “for not passing on correct information to the government”.

BJP's corruption to be blamed for Ghaziabad tragedy: Akhilesh

January 05, 2021 1:23 am

Akhilesh demanded the government give a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to families of the deceased, instead of the Rs 2 lakh announced by the Chief Minister on Sunday.


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.