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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Gorakhpur University students' union polls: BJP 'afraid' of facing another defeat after Lok Sabha bypoll loss, says Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav not able to handle family but wants to lead grand alliance: BJP minister

Sidartha Nath Singh said that questions were being raised whether Akhilesh would be able to handle a “grand-alliance” and criticised him for attempting to deflect the question.

2019 Lok Sabha election: RLD more certain than Congress in alliance led by SP-BSP

2019 Lok Sabha election: RLD more certain than Congress in alliance led by SP-BSP

The SP, which initiated alliance with BSP in Lok Sabha bypolls and Rajya Sabha elections early this year, sources said, is yet to reach any conclusion over seat sharing with Congress.

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Two movements reduced to family-owned parties. Two transitions less radical.

Launched new party to protect my 'honour': Shivpal Yadav

Shivpal Yadav: Still waiting to be assigned responsibilities by Samajwadi Party

“If we contest elections together, it will leave a positive impact on the common man,” he said in an apparent reference to SP president Akhilesh Yadav.

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Lucknow: Four booked for ‘maligning’ SP Mahila Morcha leader

SP district president in Etawah, Gopal Yadav, informed that a vulgar video of a woman was uploaded and someone identified her as the party woman office bearer.

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BJP frightened by shaping up of opposition unity: Akhilesh Yadav

“Samajwadi people are ready (for the Lok Sabha elections). What is our strategy, we will not disclose. But its implementation has begun and see their condition,” Yadav told reporters.

Autism Bill: Venkaiah Naidu urges MPs to sort out differences fast

TRS, BJD, SP move first as Oppn plans note: Full faith in RS chairman

While TRS member D Srinivas has written to Naidu, expressing his confidence in him, BJD leader Prasanna Acharya said his party has full confidence in Naidu and is satisfied with his running of the House.

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‘Congress in strategic understanding with SP, BSP for 2019 Lok Sabha polls’

Congress sources said the primary job is to bring together all opposition parties on “one platform” without “any confusion and disruption”. “What happens after that will depend on how different parties perform,” a senior leader said. The Congress feels that discussing a post-poll scenario could prove counter-productive and “divisive” for the opposition alliance, they pointed out.

Amar Singh praises PM Modi, hints at joining BJP

Amar Singh praises PM Modi, hints at joining BJP

Amar Singh, who was expelled from the SP last year, denied reports that he may be joining a BJP ally, the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), in the near future.

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Samajwadi Party to all its leaders: Give feedback on poll alliances

In an unusual move that outlined the SP’s roadmap for the months leading to the 2019 elections, Akhilesh Yadav asked the party’s top leadership to submit written feedback on forming alliances.

Allahabad HC seeks Azam Khan's stand on 'diversion' of government funds to private university

For remarks on CRPF, Uttar Pradesh govt gives nod to prosecute Azam Khan

In April 2017, Maoists had killed 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh and had allegedly mutilated the bodies.

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.

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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.

Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 11 lakh award for exposing culprits who vandalised bungalow

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.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that the issue was blown out of proportion and blamed the internal politics at the hospital for the controversy. 

Bypoll losses: Two BJP MLAs blame ‘corruption, inefficient ministers’

Kairana, Noorpur bypolls in UP: Two party MLAs on Friday said the state government needs to take action against “rampant corruption” and “inefficient ministers” to ensure better party performance in future elections.