Akhilesh Yadav: News

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.

UP: Man arrested for 'voting 8 times' after viral video

Rajan Singh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, has been arrested following allegations of voting multiple times in the recent elections.

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Like Vladimir Putin...': Kejriwal's 'India under dictatorship' jibe in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, during a campaign rally on Friday, said that India is currently under a "dictatorship."

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Learn from Adityanath where to run bulldozer...': Modi to INDIA 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress and the Samajwadi Party will run a bulldozer over the Ram Mandir, Ayodhya if they come to power.

17 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar booked for allegedly assaulting Swati Maliwal 

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar, for allegedly assaulting Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliwal.

16 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Maliwal assault case: NCW summons Kejriwal's ex-secretary Bibhav Kumar 

The National Commission for Women on Thursday issued a summons to Bibhav Kumar, former personal secretary of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

16 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal, Akhilesh evade questions on Swati Maliwal assault case

During the joint press conference of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the two leaders sidestepped questions on the assault of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi will resign in 2025, Shah will take over': Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday once again asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make Home Minister Amit Shah his successor.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Let's do our duty…': Modi's message to voters 

As polling began in 96 parliamentary constituencies in nine states and one union territory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy.

12 May 2024

West Bengal

Polling kicks off for fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections

Voting for the fourth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to elect 96 MPs began at 7:00am on Monday.

10 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi won't be PM after 2024 Lok Sabha elections': Rahul 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not become the prime minister of the country after 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP repeats 2019 pick Dinesh Pratap Singh from Raebareli

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the name of Uttar Pradesh Minister Dinesh Pratap Singh as their candidate for the Raebareli parliamentary constituency.

23 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress wanted to extend reservation on basis of religion: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday mounted another attack on the Congress in his speech during a poll rally in Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha constituency—which will vote on April 26.

22 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Row erupts after Modi's 'wealth to infiltrators' remark; opposition reacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements at a poll rally in Rajasthan have sparked a row with several opposition leaders accusing him of using divisionary tactics ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

17 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi claims Modi's interview on electoral bonds was 'scripted'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent interview on the electoral bonds scheme was "scripted."

31 Mar 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

INDIA bloc's 5 demands to poll body at mega rally

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc on Sunday released its five demands ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

29 Feb 2024


Silkyara Tunnel rescue hero announces hunger strike after house demolition

Wakeel Hassan—one of the rat-hole miners who helped rescue 41 trapped workers in Uttarkashi's Silkyara tunnel last November—is now homeless.

Akhilesh Yadav may skip CBI summons in illegal mining case

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to skip a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons concerning an illegal mining case.

28 Feb 2024

Samajwadi Party

CBI summons Akhilesh Yadav in illegal mining case: Report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in connection with an illegal mining case, reports said.

23 Feb 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Congress-TMC seat sharing talks back on after Mamata Banerjee snub

Seat-sharing talks between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress party are back on the table again.

22 Feb 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP, Congress finalize seat-sharing formula for Lok Sabha polls: Reports

The Aam Aadmi Party and Congress have reportedly reached an agreement on seat-sharing for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

21 Feb 2024

Congress Party

'All is well...': Akhilesh hints at seat-sharing agreement with Congress

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday indicated that seat-sharing discussions with the Congress for Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats were close to being finalized.

19 Feb 2024

Samajwadi Party

SP offers 15 Lok Sabha seats in UP to Congress

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday said it will allocate 15 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats to its Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) partner, the Congress, per NDTV.

15 Feb 2024

Farooq Abdullah

J&K: National Conference to contest Lok Sabha polls solo

Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference (NC) chief, has said that his party will not join the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

30 Jan 2024

Samajwadi Party

Amid seat-sharing talks with Congress, SP names 16 LS candidates

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) faced another setback on Tuesday as the Samajwadi Party (SP) released a list of 16 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

27 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish may stake claim to form government by Sunday

Amid political unrest in Bihar, the Janata Dal-United (JDU) is set to hold a legislative meeting on Sunday.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Ram Mandir consecration day: What are opposition leaders doing

The much-awaited Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya took place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Congress-Akhilesh Yadav differences resolved; INDIA bloc convenes next meeting: Report

The opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) has reportedly convened its next meeting in New Delhi on December 19.

05 Dec 2023

Nitish Kumar

INDIA meet postponed as 3 leaders say they can't attend

A crucial opposition bloc meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Delhi has been deferred to December 18.

15 Nov 2023

Subrata Roy

Subrata Roy's mortal remains to be brought to Lucknow

Subrata Roy, the founder and chairman of Sahara Group, passed away on Tuesday night at a Mumbai hospital following a protracted illness. He was 75.

14 Nov 2023

Rahul Gandhi

INDIA rift widening? Akhilesh Yadav slams Congress on caste census

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has called out previous Congress-led central governments for not implementing caste census.

31 Oct 2023


iPhone hacking row: Centre orders probe, asks Apple to join 

The central government has reportedly ordered a probe into the allegations by several opposition leaders and journalists that tech giant Apple warned them of alleged "state-sponsored attacks" on their iPhones.

31 Oct 2023


Apple warns opposition leaders of state-sponsored attacks on iPhones: Report

Tech giant Apple has reportedly warned several opposition MPs and other leaders that state-sponsored actors may be targeting their iPhones.

09 Aug 2023

Amit Shah

Modi most popular PM, no-confidence motion misleading: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular prime minister of India after independence.

19 Jun 2023


Heatwave in UP: Ballia deaths not heatwave-related, says probe team

Amid the heatwave in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Health Director Dr. AK Singh, who is heading the probe committee into the recent deaths in the Ballia district, dismissed heat as the cause.

Akhilesh Yadav's BJP-defeating 'PDA formula': 'Keep big hearts,' win minorities 

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be defeated in all 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections provided big parties support his party with a "big heart."

07 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Akhilesh Yadav backs Arvind Kejriwal against Centre's Delhi ordinance

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, to gain his support against the Centre's controversial ordinance.

'Did I eat Shilajit?': WFI chief amid sexual harassment allegations

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Monday made controversial remarks in response to those criticizing him over sexual harassment allegations.

WFI chief explains why Akhilesh Yadav skipped wrestlers' protest

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh claimed on Sunday that Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav "knows the truth" and most wrestlers from Uttar Pradesh also know what their "Netaji" is.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed shot dead: How opposition, BJP leaders reacted

A fresh controversy has hit the political world after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother, Ashraf Ahmed, were shot dead in police custody while being taken for a medical checkup in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed shot dead: UP CM Adityanath orders high-level probe

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly called for a high-level meeting late on Saturday, immediately after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead.

17 Mar 2023


Swara Bhasker's Delhi wedding reception: Political guests in attendance

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker got hitched to Samajwadi Party leader Fahad Ahmad in January. They hosted a grand wedding reception in New Delhi recently which saw several politicians from across political parties in attendance.

UP: Akhilesh attacks CM Adityanath over 'bribery' involving IPS officer

A fresh political controversy has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday tweeted a video of an IPS officer demanding money from a businessman.

13 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Breakthrough in Umesh Pal murder case; prime accused's aide detained 

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to have made a breakthrough in the recent murder case of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.