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

Akhilesh Yadav forms 21-member panel to probe 'fake cases' lodged against Azam Khan

The formation of the committee is seen as a bid to defend the party leader and rake up the issue in the state Assembly, which is going to commence on Thursday.

Samajwadi Party panel to probe ‘false cases’ against Azam Khan

A 21-member panel, which will be headed by Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Council, Ahmed Hasan, has been formed to probe into the “false cases against Khan lodged to oppress him”.


Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP, says country safe under Modi, Shah

Shekhar (50), the son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, was a Lok Sabha MP from 2007 to 2014, representing Ballia — the constituency earlier held by his father.

Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar quits Rajya Sabha, stirs talk of BJP switch

Neeraj Shekhar was sent to the Upper House when he lost a Lok Sabha election in 2014.

Will spring surprise in UP assembly by-polls: Samajwadi Party

With the electoral tie-up between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party coming to an end after the Lok Sabha debacle, the bypolls to the 12 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a four-cornered contest.

UP: Move to include names of Azam Khan, ex-cop aide in land mafia list

The move comes after complaints against them by several local residents of Rampur to the district administration alleging that Azam, with the help of Aaly Hasan, who was then posted in Rampur, grabbed their land that was used in the “extension” of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University.


Mayawati ends alliance with SP, says BSP will fight all polls alone

Earlier this month, while saying that the BSP would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls on its own, Mayawati had said that it was not a “permanent break” from the SP. She had said that she could work with SP leader Akhilesh Yadav again in the future if he “fulfills his political duties”.

Explained: Why Mayawati pulled the plug on SP-BSP alliance

Earlier this month, Mayawati had announced that the party would contest the upcoming bypolls separately but had kept the window open for an alliance in the future.

Samajwadi Party leader abducted, killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Senior police officials said that the leader Santosh Punem, who also worked as a contractor, was taken away from a site near his village, Marimalla, and then murdered.

Samajwadi Party leader abducted, killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Some locals spotted his body lying in a pool of blood at the nearby Marimalla hills on Wednesday morning and informed the police.

Samajwadi Party Photos

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.

Samajwadi Party Videos

Samajwadi Party Government Moved To Bury 19 Cases Against Political Leaders For UP Polls

An investigation of official records by The Indian Express has revealed that over the last five years, the SP government moved to bury at least 19 cases against senior political leaders from the state. These covered a wide range of alleged offences: from rioting, fraud and kidnapping to extortion and, in one case, even culpable […]

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Claims Samajwadi Party Would Have Won More Than 250 Seats On Its Own

In his first campaign speech after announcing an alliance with the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister 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 […]


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

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) released its first list of 191 candidates for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. The candidate list covers the first three phases of polling on February 11, February 15 and February 19. Both the BJP and the BSP have announced their candidate lists for the first phase of elections.

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

In a move that means there be will no Grand Alliance or Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party on Thursday ruled out any alliance with Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal for the upcoming assembly elections. Party’s national vice-president Kironmoy Nanda issued the official statement in this regard and said the SP will ally only […]

Mulayam Singh Yadav Announces Akhilesh As CM Candidate For Samajwadi Party

Declaring himself as the national president of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, took a softening of stand on Monday evening as he claimed that the party was “united” and Akhilesh Yadav would be the Chief Minister candidate for the party in the upcoming UP Elections 2017. “For the benefit of the entire state, our party […]

Samajwadi Party Soap Opera⁠⁠⁠⁠

There is trouble brewing in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the polls with the ruling party stuck in a messy battle between father and son. While Akhilesh Yadav has been declared the Samajwadi Party’s national working president, his father and party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav has challenged the same calling it unconstitutional. Both have approached the […]


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

Samajwadi Party Mumbai unit chief Abu Azmi courted controversy on Tuesday as he suggested that the reason behind ‘mass molestation’ of women in Bengaluru during new year’s eve celebrations was because of them ‘straying away’ from Indian culture. “In these modern times, the more women are naked, the more fashionable, modern and educated they are […]

Ramgopal Yadav: 90 Per Cent Of Samajwadi MPs, MLAs, MNCs Are In Akhilesh's Favour

Cycle, the election symbol of Samajwadi Party, on Tuesday 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. Yesterday, Mulayam himself drove down to Nirvachan Sadan, the EC headquarters, to inform the poll […]

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

After Congress compared the family feud in the Samajwadi Party to a 1990s soap opera and parried questions on the possibility of an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav for the UP assembly elections, a majority of the Congress MLAs in the state spoke in favour of a pre-poll pact with the SP under the Chief Minister, […]

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

Refusing to answer any question on the ongoing rift in the Samajwadi Party, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said neither he has done anything wrong nor he is corrupt. Claiming his authority over the Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav said party symbol is his identity. Singh thanked mediapersons saying the public representatives have […]