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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Akhilesh, Mayawati 'PM material' for being CMs, says Shatrughan Sinha

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is also a prime minister material though the JD(U) president is now with the BJP, he said adding that Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav also ruled Uttar Pradesh and therefore they too fit the bill.

Akhilesh slams Cong’s ‘big ego’, says voters will decline tea by ‘chaiwala PM’

Former UP CM also accused the Congress of not laying a solid foundation for the country. “Today, if there is unemployment and if factories are shutting down, the BJP and the Congress are to be equally blamed,” Akhilesh said.


India lagging behind, thanks to Modi’s foreign trips: Akhilesh Yadav

Thanking supporters for turning up at the rallies despite scorching heat, Akhilesh also accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of not taking care of cows, which, he said, resulted in sleepless nights for farmers.

Next prime minister will be from regional party, says Akhilesh Yadav

On being asked if the SP-BSP alliance will support Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, whose name is doing rounds as a possible Congress candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yadav ruled out any support to the Congress saying, "Our alliance is with the BSP and the RLD."

Pragya Singh would not have made curse remark had EC acted against Modi in 2017: Akhilesh Yadav

Yadav also sharpened his attack on the Congress, terming it the most "dhokebaaz" party and alleged that it used the CBI against him and his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav.

What Mayawati said in Mainpuri: 'Mulayam not fake OBC like PM Modi' and more

BSP chief Mayawati hit out at the Congress's NYAY scheme in her speech saying that the Congress is promising a small financial help, but that would not really be of any help to backwards.


Akhilesh Yadav declares Poonam Sinha as alliance candidate in Lucknow

Poonam joined the SP on Tuesday and will contest against BJP candidate, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and Congress candidate Acharya Pramod Krishnam.

All eyes on Mulayam family: Of five seats, Kannauj, Firozabad likely to see tough fight

Among these five seats, while others seem to be in a better position against rival candidates, the equations on Kannauj and Firozabad seats has made the fight toughest for Dimple and Akshay this election.

Mahagathbandhan of poor, deprived will bring acche din: Akhilesh Yadav

Addressing a rally in support of SP candidate Hemraj Verma at Drummond Government Inter College in Pilibhit, Yadav alleged that all welfare schemes launched by his government in Uttar Pradesh have been discontinued by the Yogi Adityanath government.

BSP, SP supporters rally behind gathbandhan but cracks are visible in western UP Jat base

“Didn’t they (BJP) form a government with Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir? Didn’t they release the stone-pelters? Weren’t they the ones who released Masood Azhar in the past?” ask Raghunath Singh, a middle-aged farmer.

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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