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.

Samajwadi Party News

SP has turned Azamgarh into 'stronghold of terrorism': Yogi Adityanath

Referring to the first three phases of polling, Yogi Adityanath claimed that the BJP is going to form a government with a massive majority. Everyone wants Narendra Modi to be prime minister once again, Adityanath said.

SP’s Shalini Yadav to take on PM Modi

An English graduate from Banaras Hindu University, Shalini also has a degree in fashion designing from Delhi. Before her switch, her husband, Arun Yadav, had also left the Congress to join the SP.


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."

SP-BSP friendship has expiry date of May 23, says Modi

PM takes on Mamata’s ‘appeasement’, Congress’s ‘vote-bhakti’

In Etah, PM Modi calls SP-BSP friendship 'farzi', says it will fall apart on May 23

PM Modi attacked the alliance and said, "By doing politics in the name of the poor they have only increased their own bank balances. Only the flags of the SP and the BSP are different, their intentions are the same."

The chorus in Mainpuri: If they are together, it only makes them stronger

They have always been fierce rivals, but when SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati came together in Mainpuri in a show of strength and bonhomie, a rally like this had not been seen in UP.


Eye on Delhi, Mayawati, Mulayam end 24-yr rivalry to share stage in Mainpuri

The two leaders have been at loggerheads since the “Guest House” incident in 1995 when Mayawati was allegedly attacked by SP workers in Lucknow.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Lone SP candidate in Mumbai looks to ride to power with free laptops

Backed by Mayawati’s BSP, Pasi, a legislator from Saidpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, will take on Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar and Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam. The constituency will go to poll on April 29, the last of the four-phase elections in the state.

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.

At first joint rally of UP gathbandhan, Mayawati and Akhilesh warn: Don’t let votes get split, will help BJP

BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav Sunday described the BJP and the Congress as two sides of the same coin — and cautioned voters, “particularly Muslims”, against splitting their votes in the eight western UP seats.

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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.