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Thursday, April 02, 2020

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.


Lucknow: Eye on 2022 UP polls, SP to push off cycle yatra

March 15, 2020 2:25 am

Addressing a press conference here, SP's national spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary said, “It was decided that from March 23, on occasion of Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary, cycle yatras will he organised by party workers in every village."

SP leader Azam Khan says 'inhuman' treatment meted out to him

February 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Khan's legislator wife Tanzeen Fatima and their son and disqualified MLA Abdullah Azam were also taken to Rampur amidst tight security in connection with a hearing in another case.

Raising voice in democracy not a crime: Priyanka Gandhi

February 12, 2020 1:08 pm

Priyanka Gandhi's visit comes in the backdrop of "missing" posters of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav surfacing in his parliamentary constituency.

Samajwadi Party leader among 8 held, top Shia cleric’s son booked

January 26, 2020 4:04 am

Police also lodged a fresh FIR against prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq’s son Sibtain and others, hours after Sadiq visited the women at Ghanta Ghar to lend them support.

Uttar Pradesh: Out for a walk, SP leader shot in Mau, FIR names no one

January 13, 2020 4:54 am

The incident came to light when a resident spotted the body of 42-year-old Bijli Yadav in a field. Police suspect that an issue related to the upcoming panchayat election could be behind the murder.

Azam Khan, his wife and son declared absconders

January 10, 2020 4:27 am

The case was registered against the three for cheating and forgery in Rampur after it was alleged that fake documents related to the date of birth of Abdullah Khan were forged by them

Akhilesh meets families of 3 dead Kanpur protesters, says ‘will stand with you’

January 10, 2020 4:23 am

Akhilesh was accompanied by Leader of Opposition (Legislative Assembly) Ahmed Hasan, party general secretary Rajendra Choudhary and state chief Naresh Uttam Patel.

SP promises pension for CAA protesters; BJP terms it a move to honour 'rioters'

January 04, 2020 12:58 pm

Leader of the Opposition in the UP Legislative Assembly, Ram Govind Chaudhary, said their party would also give compensation to the kin of those jailed or killed during anti-CAA protests in the state.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: When arch-rivals SP and BSP were united in opposition

December 10, 2019 3:15 pm

Opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, BSP MP Afzal Ansari said, “This Bill is completely against the original idea of article 14 of the constitution of India.”

No one safe in Uttar Pradesh: Jaya Bachchan on crimes against women

December 05, 2019 6:29 pm

On Monday, the SP leader led a chorus of angry parliamentarians where she said that rapists should be "brought out in public and lynched.


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.