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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.


'Baaees mein bicycle': Akhilesh Yadav coins new slogan for 2022 UP assembly elections

August 09, 2020 10:54 pm

Read in Hindi as "baaees mein bicycle" meaning 'bicycle in 2022' the slogan was coined by Akhilesh Yadav on the anniversary of the 1942 August Kranti on Sunday. Bicycle is also the election symbol of Samajwadi Party.

Was it surrender or arrest? Make Dubey’s call details public: SP

July 10, 2020 12:13 pm

Dubey was caught outside a temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on early Thursday morning.

Caught on camera: SP leader, son shot dead in Sambhal

May 20, 2020 1:15 am

The Samajwadi Party has held the ruling BJP government responsible for the murder of its leader.

Lucknow: Eye on 2022 UP polls, SP to push off cycle yatra

March 15, 2020 2:25 am

Addressing a press conference here, SP's national spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary said, “It was decided that from March 23, on occasion of Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary, cycle yatras will he organised by party workers in every village."

SP leader Azam Khan says 'inhuman' treatment meted out to him

February 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Khan's legislator wife Tanzeen Fatima and their son and disqualified MLA Abdullah Azam were also taken to Rampur amidst tight security in connection with a hearing in another case.

Raising voice in democracy not a crime: Priyanka Gandhi

February 12, 2020 1:08 pm

Priyanka Gandhi's visit comes in the backdrop of "missing" posters of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav surfacing in his parliamentary constituency.

Samajwadi Party leader among 8 held, top Shia cleric’s son booked

January 26, 2020 4:04 am

Police also lodged a fresh FIR against prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq’s son Sibtain and others, hours after Sadiq visited the women at Ghanta Ghar to lend them support.

Uttar Pradesh: Out for a walk, SP leader shot in Mau, FIR names no one

January 13, 2020 4:54 am

The incident came to light when a resident spotted the body of 42-year-old Bijli Yadav in a field. Police suspect that an issue related to the upcoming panchayat election could be behind the murder.

Azam Khan, his wife and son declared absconders

January 10, 2020 4:27 am

The case was registered against the three for cheating and forgery in Rampur after it was alleged that fake documents related to the date of birth of Abdullah Khan were forged by them

Akhilesh meets families of 3 dead Kanpur protesters, says ‘will stand with you’

January 10, 2020 4:23 am

Akhilesh was accompanied by Leader of Opposition (Legislative Assembly) Ahmed Hasan, party general secretary Rajendra Choudhary and state chief Naresh Uttam Patel.


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.

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.

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

November 22, 2014 2:29 pm

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.


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.

Samajwadi Party's First List Of Candidates Creates Uncertainty Over Alliance With Congress

June 22, 2020 7:13 pm

The Samajwadi Party released its first list of 191 candidates for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Samajwadi Party Rules Out Alliance With Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal For Uttar Pradesh Elections

June 22, 2020 7:13 pm

National vice-president Kironmoy Nanda issued the official statement that the The Samajwadi Party ruled out any alliance with Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal for the upcoming assembly elections

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.

Shocking Remark By Samajwadi Party Leader Abu Azmi's On Bengaluru Mass Molestation

June 22, 2020 7:15 pm

Samajwadi Party Mumbai unit chief Abu Azmi courted controversy as he suggested that the reason behind 'mass molestation' of women in Bengaluru was because of them 'straying away' from Indian culture.

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.

Samajwadi Party Crisis: UP Congress MLAs In Favour Of Pre-Poll Pact With Akhilesh Yadav

June 22, 2020 7:15 pm

A majority of Congress MLAs in UP spoke in favour of a pre-poll pact with the SP under Akhilesh Yadav saying he is “popular”, has a “clean image” and that “secular parties should unite to defeat communal forces”

Samajwadi Party Symbol Is My Identity, I have Done Nothing Wrong: Mulayam Singh Yadav

June 22, 2020 7:15 pm

Claiming his authority over the Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav said the party symbol is his identity. He added that nobody can accuse him of doing anything illegal.