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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.


Mumbai: BMC failed to ensure transparency in clearing proposals, says Samajwadi Party MLA

May 27, 2022 2:57 am

Samajwadi Party MLA Rais Shaikh, who was also a corporator, said despite multiple letters sent to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) seeking details of proposals cleared, there has been no response.

SP picks RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary for Rajya Sabha polls

May 26, 2022 12:33 pm

Eleven seats from UP are headed for Rajya Sabha elections on June 10, with the fight being between the ruling BJP and the SP. Sibal’s Rajya Sabha term was to end on July 4.

Kapil Sibal interview post resignation: Future plans are to unite opposition to oppose BJP

May 26, 2022 2:07 am

Kapil Sibal interview: In an interview to the Indian Express minutes after he announced his resignation, Sibal said "my future plans are to unite the opposition to oppose the present BJP dispensation which is following anti-people policies and which is dividing the inclusive culture of India."

Another ally takes on Akhilesh; don't stay in A-C rooms, go to field, says Om Prakash Rajbhar

May 24, 2022 8:29 pm

Embattled SP says 'all is well', Rajbhar advice is good, healthy, Akhilesh travels anyway

In UP Assembly, a wave of rangeen topis & political identities

May 24, 2022 9:39 am

While members of the Samajwadi Party (SP) donning red caps in the Assembly was not a new thing, what was certainly new was BJP legislators wearing saffron topis this time.

Amid ruckus, rift in SP comes out in open

May 24, 2022 6:15 am

Notably, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party of Om Prakash Rajbhar also kept away from the protest during the Governor's address. Rajbhar, who is an ally of the Samajwadi Party, did not join the SP members in the protest.

Stormy start, SP protests Governor’s speech

May 24, 2022 3:06 am

Carrying placards against the BJP government on issues of price rise, farmers, unemployment, law and order among others, the SP members shouted “Go back, Governor” slogan, and kept shouting and hooting even as Patel continued her speech for an hour and 15 minutes.

UP: AIMIM leader held over ‘objectionable’ Gyanvapi post

May 21, 2022 3:44 am

In the post, he said that of the 36 Muslim MLAs of the Samajwadi Party no one reacted over the Gyanvapi mosque controversy. “This is because slaves have no right to raise objection,” he added.

Newsmaker | Azam Khan walks out of jail, into everyone's most-watched list

May 20, 2022 6:58 pm

Imprisoned for the past two years, Azam Khan remained very much a part of the political discourse, especially since the recent Uttar Pradesh results, and the choices he makes now will shape Opposition politics in the coming days in the state.

Rampur MLA Azam Khan walks out of jail day after SC grants him bail

May 20, 2022 9:38 am

Azam Khan had contested the recently held Assembly election from Rampur Khas seat from inside the jail and won by a decent margin.


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.