Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav is the current chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and 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. His chief ministerial tenure has been marked by ongoing feuds within the party.
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Delhi Confidential: Time For Travel

While the expectation was that Congress president Rahul Gandhi would go abroad to celebrate his birthday, as he has done on many occasions in the past, he did not.

Akhilesh to contest from Kannauj, Mulayam from Mainpuri

To counter ‘pariwarwad’ charges, Akhilesh Yadav decides to contest Lok Sabha polls from wife’s constituency

On being asked why is he contesting from his wife’s constituency, he said that the opposition has charged the SP with ‘pariwarwad’ (nepotism) due to which his wife Dimple Yadav will not contest the election this time.

Akhilesh to contest from Kannauj, Mulayam from Mainpuri

Bungalow ‘damage’: Hate, jealousy behind allegations, says Akhilesh Yadav

Addressing the media, Akhilesh Yadav blamed “hate and jealousy”, without naming anyone, and said this was an attempt to malign his image.

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Reveal source of money used to renovate govt bungalow before I-T does: UP minister tells Akhilesh

Alleging that Akhilesh’s behaviour did not behove that of an educated member of a respectful society, Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh asked the SP chief to reveal if there were any secrets behind the walls that were damaged by him.

Akhilesh to contest from Kannauj, Mulayam from Mainpuri

Bungalow damage row: Akhilesh calls it conspiracy by Yogi govt over poll losses

The former CM alleged that his image is being maligned for just a faucet, which is an outcome of hate and jealousy.

Bungalow row: Officials who used to 'pick up cups and plates' maligning my name, says Akhilesh Yadav

Bungalow row: Officials who used to ‘pick up cups and plates’ maligning my name, says Akhilesh Yadav

While the BJP accused Akhilesh of damaging the property “out of frustration”, the SP hit back and accused the government of causing the damage to malign Akhilesh’s image since there is no corruption taint on him.

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Inside Akhilesh Yadav’s former bungalow: From ‘damaged’ pool to ‘missing’ bathroom fittings

Inside Akhilesh Yadav’s former bungalow: Officials claimed that former CM Akhilesh Yadav’s bungalow was left badly ‘damaged’ with tiles broken, missing water taps, decorative plants, electrical fittings; damaged swimming pool, cycle track, and kitchen.

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Akhilesh vacates house, leaves ‘damaged pool to missing taps’

Samajwadi Party (SP) got into a war of words on Saturday over alleged damage caused to the government house former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav vacated a day earlier.

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Akhilesh Yadav dares BJP over simultaneous polls: ‘we are ready’

“I have heard that they (the BJP) have extended their tenure. Make this happen early, we are ready for one nation, one election. Do it in 2019,’’ Akhilesh Yadav said.

Bungalow row: Officials who used to 'pick up cups and plates' maligning my name, says Akhilesh Yadav

SP dares BJP to hold UP assembly and Lok Sabha polls together in 2019

Terming the BJP governments at both the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh as a failure, Akhilesh said GST and demonitisation have “ruined” traders and affected economy.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav went straight to the Gomti Rover Front, a dream project of his tenure, which now stands stalled. (Express photo/Vishal Srivastava)

Akhilesh Yadav goes cycling in Lucknow, plays cricket

The 45-year-old also took pot shots at the Yogi Adityanath government and expressed hope that now that his official residence is vacated, the state BJP government would do something meaningful for the people.

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Was Narendra Modi’s Malaysia, Indonesia trip aimed at minority appeasement, asks Akhilesh Yadav

Asking the BJP to restrain its leaders from making “absurd” comments, Yadav said, “The BJP should learn to face defeats or else they will be not be able to digest the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the opposition will stage a comeback.”

Don’t get caught in caste, religious conflicts: Akhilesh Yadav urges youth

Urging students to stay clear of superstitions, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the youth are being pushed into darkness and this has led to frustration and aggression among them.

Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav moves out of govt bungalow

Akhilesh and Mulayam had moved the Supreme Court seeking time to vacate their bungalows.

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Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll: Another setback for BJP as united opposition takes away crucial seats

Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll: In March, the saffron party suffered a setback after it lost Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat and deputy CM Keshav Maurya to the SP-BSP alliance.