Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party or SP is a state party that has strong roots in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The party is represented through the election symbol 'cycle'. Mulayam Singh Yadav or 'netaji' founded the party and is its current chief. However, on January 1, 2017, his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, took over the party as its president in what is being termed as a coup. The party is currently in power in Uttar Pradesh and

has five seats in the 16th Lok Sabha and 19 seats in Rajya Sabha. In 2014, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, there was a proposal to merge like-minded parties that include the JD(U) and RJD, but the plan did not materialise.

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Uttar Pradesh decides who comes to power at Centre, who will be PM: Mayawati

On her birthday, she urged the workers of BSP and SP to set aside their differences and ensure the victory of alliance candidates, saying this would be the best birthday gift.

The story of the Guest House

What was the infamous incident that took place in Lucknow 24 years ago that turned the SP and BSP into sworn enemies, seemingly to never come together again? Why has that situation changed now?


Mayawati asks for birthday gift: Forget past differences, ensure victory of all SP-BSP candidates

Out of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats, the SP and the BSP have decided on a 50-50 seat-sharing deal under which each party will contest 38 seats. Both parties will leave two seats for the smaller parties.

The Spurned Party

Congress could prove to be a spanner in the works of the SP-BSP alliance

Left out by SP-BSP, Congress to fight all 80 UP seats on its own

"I could be wrong but my thinking is that Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadavji have underestimated the Congress and did not realise Congress party’s utility," Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said.

Lucknow alliance

It needs more than the promise of arithmetic for SP and BSP to build a credible narrative


UP opens up: Rivals SP and BSP unite after 24 years to take on BJP in LS 2019

While the two parties — SP and BSP — did not give any indication of what other partners they were looking at, Akhilesh appeared to be more open to both the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

SP-BSP 'gunaahbandhan' attempt to save each other's identity: UP BJP chief

Mahendra Nath Pandey claimed that the alliance will face defeat in Uttar Pradesh in the coming Lok Sabha polls, irrespective of the election method.

SP, BSP contesting 2019 polls together for survival, not for Uttar Pradesh: BJP

BSP chief Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav today announced the two parties will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls together to defeat the BJP. The parties agreed on contesting 38 seats each in the 80-seat assembly. 

SP-BSP announce tie-up for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Top developments

The SP-BSP tie-up could prove to be a deterrent for the incumbent BJP in the state. 

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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.

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.


Mulayam's birthday bash: Rides imported buggy, cuts 75 kg cake

Mulayam Singh Yadav marked his 75th birthday in style, riding an imported Victorian- style ‘buggy’ in Rampur on Friday. However, controversy followed when party leader and minister Azam Khan, when asked about the funding for the event, quipped that the money has come from the Taliban and Dawood Ibrahim.