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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.


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”.

MP Sukhram Singh Yadav seeks government action against Twitter for blocking his account

February 12, 2021 10:22 pm

"I want due action to be taken against those who blocked my Twitter account," Yadav said.

Oppn: People tired of hollow promises, this Budget for corporates

February 02, 2021 4:49 am

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav termed the Budget “directionless and disappointing”, saying it has nothing to extend any kind of relief to the poor, women, farmers, youth and the middle class.

Manvendra Singh appointed protem chairperson of Legislative Council

February 01, 2021 2:30 am

Manvendra Singh, who is a veteran BJP leader, belongs to Bundelkhand region and has served as deputy chairman of the Legislative Council as well as protem speaker in the past.

Kushinagar: Court allows 2015 case against BJP leader to be withdrawn

January 30, 2021 1:56 am

Atul Singh, at present the UP Gau Sewa Ayog vice-chairperson, was a leader of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit started by current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2002.

10 BJP, 2 Samajwadi Party candidates set to get elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council

January 20, 2021 12:43 am

Sources said Sharma’s nomination papers were incomplete and did not have the required number of proposers.

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.

Uttar Pradesh government to take back 173 acres of land of Azam Khan's Jauhar Trust

January 18, 2021 12:20 am

Additional District Government Counsel (Revenue) Ajay Tiwari said the order to take back the land was passed by ADM (Administration) Jagdamba Prasad Gupta after the court found that the Jauhar Trust was not following the conditions set by the state government.

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.

Protesting farmers will bring down BJP government: Akhilesh

December 30, 2020 12:35 am

Akhilesh was addressing the media after Sumaiyya Rana, the daughter of Urdu poet Munawwar Rana, joined his party along with Bahujan Samaj Party's Masood Alam and former MLA Ramesh Gautam.


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.