Articles about Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav, born on July 1, 1973, is a senior politician and the National President of the Samajwadi Party (SP) from Uttar Pradesh. He is a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who served in the office from 2012 to 2017. Yadav did his bachelor's and master's in Civil Environmental Engineering from JSS Science and Technology University, Mysore, and also obtained a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. Yadav succeeded his father, three-time UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav, as the Samajwadi Party's National President in 2017. He became a first-time member of the Lok Sabha in 2000 from the constituency of Kannauj and, over the next two decades, served on various committees such as the Committees of Ethics, Science and Technology, Urban Development, and Environment & Forests, among others. Yadav continued in the Lower House of Parliament till 2012, when he entered the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and started serving as the state's Chief Minister, the youngest to hold the office at the time. As of 2021, Yadav is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Azamgarh.

SP chief Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Yadav to join BJP soon?

15 Apr 2022

Politics
SP chief Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Yadav to join BJP soon?

The political scene in Uttar Pradesh took a new turn on Friday.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav resigns from Lok Sabha membership

22 Mar 2022

India
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav resigns from Lok Sabha membership

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has resigned from his Lok Sabha membership on Tuesday.

SP showed BJP seats can be reduced, says Akhilesh Yadav

11 Mar 2022

Politics
SP showed BJP seats can be reduced, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav congratulated voters on Friday morning for supporting his party in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Yogi Adityanath breaks 'Noida jinx'; know all about the superstition

10 Mar 2022

Politics
Yogi Adityanath breaks 'Noida jinx'; know all about the superstition

Yogi Adityanath is all set to return as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for a second term with Bharatiya Janata Party comfortably crossing the 202-seat majority mark in the 2022 UP Assembly elections.

India to run by constitution, not Islamic law: Yogi Adityanath

14 Feb 2022

Politics
India to run by constitution, not Islamic law: Yogi Adityanath

Ahead of the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said India would function as per the constitution, not the Shariat law.

SP releases manifesto for UP, promises to make farmers debt-free

08 Feb 2022

Politics
SP releases manifesto for UP, promises to make farmers debt-free

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday released the party's manifesto for upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

UP elections: India's tallest man, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, joins SP

23 Jan 2022

Politics
UP elections: India's tallest man, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, joins SP

Dharmendra Pratap Singh, said to be India's tallest man, joined Samajwadi Party on Saturday ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh Yadav to contest UP elections from party stronghold Karhal

22 Jan 2022

Politics
Akhilesh Yadav to contest UP elections from party stronghold Karhal

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday confirmed that party chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district.

In a first, Akhilesh Yadav to contest Uttar Pradesh elections

19 Jan 2022

Politics
In a first, Akhilesh Yadav to contest Uttar Pradesh elections

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has reportedly decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections, according to ANI.

Who is Aparna Yadav, BJP's new recruit from Mulayam's family?

19 Jan 2022

Politics
Who is Aparna Yadav, BJP's new recruit from Mulayam's family?

Aparna Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's sister-in-law, added a fresh twist to the political scene in Uttar Pradesh after she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday.

IT Department raids SP MLC Pushpraj Jain over tax evasion

31 Dec 2021

Politics
IT Department raids SP MLC Pushpraj Jain over tax evasion

The Income Tax Department conducted raids at the premises of Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Pushpraj Jain in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj on Friday.

Modi's 'laal topi' jibe at Samajwadi Party stirs Opposition attack

08 Dec 2021

Politics
Modi's 'laal topi' jibe at Samajwadi Party stirs Opposition attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came under sharp attack from the Opposition over the use of his official PMO Twitter handle for a veiled "laal topi" (red cap) jibe at the Samajwadi Party (SP).

Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Singh's joint UP rally today; alliance expected

07 Dec 2021

Politics
Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Singh's joint UP rally today; alliance expected

An alliance between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls is likely to be formally announced in a mega rally in Meerut Tuesday.

PM Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway today; IAF airshow planned

16 Nov 2021

India
PM Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway today; IAF airshow planned

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh at 1:30 pm on Tuesday.

Is 'abba jaan' an unparliamentary word, asks Adityanath

16 Sep 2021

Politics
Is 'abba jaan' an unparliamentary word, asks Adityanath

Is abba jaan an "unparliamentary word," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked on Wednesday, questioning why those who want Muslim votes are shy of using it?

Taliban to Ram Mandir: Yogi's poll campaign against SP

13 Sep 2021

Politics
Taliban to Ram Mandir: Yogi's poll campaign against SP

As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Bharatiya Janata Party are pitching religion as the key electoral plank to corner its main rival, Samajwadi Party.

UP: Sultanpur likely to be renamed 'Kush Bhawanpur'

28 Aug 2021

India
UP: Sultanpur likely to be renamed 'Kush Bhawanpur'

Sultanpur Municipal Council chairperson Babita Jaiswal on Friday claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to rename the district as Kush Bhawanpur after Lord Ram's son Kush.

'Mission UP' in mind, Akhilesh Yadav embarks on 'cycle yatra'

05 Aug 2021

Politics
'Mission UP' in mind, Akhilesh Yadav embarks on 'cycle yatra'

With an eye on the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday embarked on a "cycle yatra" in Lucknow to raise issues like price rise, unemployment, farm laws, and crime rate.

Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe at Shah for praising Adityanath

03 Aug 2021

Politics
Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe at Shah for praising Adityanath

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a jibe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah for praising Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying it appears that he apparently forgot the devastation during the second wave of COVID-19 and women harassment in the state.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

27 Apr 2021

Politics
Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of fudging the coronavirus death toll, saying the rush at crematoriums contradicts the data.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19, self-isolates

14 Apr 2021

India
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19, self-isolates

Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Opposition parties in UP attack Centre over fuel price hike

23 Feb 2021

India
Opposition parties in UP attack Centre over fuel price hike

The Opposition Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday attacked the BJP Government at the Centre over the rise in fuel prices, saying it was unfair to trouble people reeling from the impact of COVID-19.

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

04 Jan 2021

Politics
Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

While India's wait for a coronavirus vaccine is over with the approval given to Serum Institute Of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, a number of Opposition leaders have raised questions over the process, only to get slammed by the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Politics
Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

07 Dec 2020

India
Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

28 Nov 2020

India
As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

As farmers clashed with the police during their march to Delhi to protest against three central farm laws, a heart-warming video has come to the fore from Haryana's Karnal area.

UP: Doctor murdered while her kids were in another room

21 Nov 2020

India
UP: Doctor murdered while her kids were in another room

A 38-year-old dentist was murdered on Friday afternoon at her home in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

Politics
How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

14 Sep 2020

India
UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

A businessman from Uttar Pradesh, who accused an IPS officer of corruption, died at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday, days after he was found with a bullet injury inside his Audi car.

Sushant Rajput's death: Meet the CBI team probing the case

22 Aug 2020

India
Sushant Rajput's death: Meet the CBI team probing the case

After cries from public and politicians across the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday handed over the death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Medical student found dead in UP, harasser doctor arrested

21 Aug 2020

Delhi
Medical student found dead in UP, harasser doctor arrested

In a disturbing incident, a medical student (25) was recently found dead in Agra, just a few kilometres away from SN Medical College, where she had been studying.

SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Lucknow hospital

07 Aug 2020

Politics
SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Lucknow hospital

Former Union Defense Minister and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow.

Not the end: Slain cop's family on Vikas Dubey's encounter

10 Jul 2020

India
Not the end: Slain cop's family on Vikas Dubey's encounter

The death of Vikas Dubey, who was wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection to the death of eight cops, is not the end of the story but the beginning, the family member of a slain senior police officer said.

Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

09 Jul 2020

India
Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

After giving police the slip for nearly a week, noted gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection to the brutal killings of eight cops, was arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain this morning.

Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

24 Jan 2020

Politics
Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

A Bahujan Samaj Party leader, who is accused of raping a college student, has been granted two-day parole to take oath as MP, eight months after he won from Ghosi parliamentary seat.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Politics
Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

29 Dec 2019

India
Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.

UP: Teen rape victim, set on fire by accused, dies

19 Dec 2019

India
UP: Teen rape victim, set on fire by accused, dies

In Uttar Pradesh, little is being done to save women from rapists. Earlier this month, a rape survivor in Unnao succumbed to her injuries after her rapists allegedly set her on fire.

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

09 Dec 2019

Politics
Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

According to Shiv Sena, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will create an "invisible partition" between Hindus and Muslims in the country.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

India
Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

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