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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BSP moves SC to withdraw guest house case against SP supremo Mulayam Singh

According to BSP leaders, party Supremo Mayawati took this decision as a "goodwill gesture" on request of of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after the two parties joined hands for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Samajwadi Party demands sacking of UP minister, judicial probe in UPPCL PF scam

The Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded a probe by a sitting high court judge into the investment of over Rs 2,600 crore of UP power corporation employees' provident fund.


Uttar Pradesh bypolls: BJP wins 7 seats, SP gets 3

In the 2017 polls, the BJP won eight out of these 11 seats — Gangoh, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cant, Govindnagar, Manikpur, Zaidpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi. While Pratapgarh was won by Apna Dal, the SP and the BJP won Rampur and Jalalpur, respectively, in the state polls.

‘Cong, NCP should combine (forces), make Pawar leader’

Mumbai’s only Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi, who won from Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar constituency for the third time, tells The Indian Express why ally Congress is losing its importance and why he thinks (NCP chief) Sharad Pawar should have been the face of the opposition alliance in Maharashtra.

Uttar Pradesh bypoll results 2019: BJP, ally win 8 seats, SP gets 3; BSP, Congress draw blank

Uttar Pradesh bypoll results 2019: As per the latest trends, the ruling BJPis leading in six seats and its ally Apna Dal is ahead in one seat. On the other hand, the Samajwadi Party SP is ahead in two seats, while the Congress and the BSP are leading in one seat each.

New formula in Uttar Pradesh: SP won’t tie up with any party for 2022 state polls, says Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party chief hit out at the BJP government for ‘economic slowdown and rising unemployment'.


Target SP, BSP before going after BJP, Congress leaders urge UP chief

Ajay Kumar Lallu after taking charge, told party leaders about his past, which he claimed was “full of struggles.”  “There are 32 cases registered against me and I have gone to jail 18 times... I have done it for the people.”

Explained: Regional parties own Rs 1,320 crore; SP richest, JD(U) assets multiply

The TDP is the only other party that has declared more than Rs 100 crore. Besides these four, eight more parties have declared more than Rs 10 crore, with the AAP at 13th place with a little over Rs 6 crore.

UP: Samajwadi Party fields Azam Khan's wife Tazeen Fatima from Rampur

On Sunday, SP announced the names of the candidates for 10 assembly seats while declaring support for its alliance partner Rashtriya Lok Dal’s candidate for Iglas seat in Aligarh.

HC stays Azam Khan’s arrest in 27 land grabbing cases ‘with a rider’

The 27 FIRs were lodged between July 13 and July 20 this year by Rampur administration over alleged land grab for expansion of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University — Azam Khan is the chancellor of the private university run by a Trust.

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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.

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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 […]