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.

25 Feb 2023

Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath lashes out at Akhilesh over MLA murder witness's death

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath locked horns with Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav in the UP Assembly on Saturday over the recent killing of a key witness in the 2005 murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal.

22 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

UP: Singer served notice over satire on government's eviction drive

The Uttar Pradesh Police has issued a notice to famed Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore for a variant of her popular song UP Mein Ka Ba, in which she spoke of the alleged death of a mother-daughter duo in an eviction drive by the Yogi Adityanath government.

31 Dec 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra not possible in bullet-proof car: Rahul Gandhi

While there have been a lot of barbs exchanged between the Centre and Congress regarding security breaches during the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), senior leader and MP Rahul Gandhi said moving around in a bullet-proof vehicle during the Yatra is impossible for him.

08 Dec 2022

Dimple Yadav

Dimple Yadav wins Mainpuri LS bypoll, keeps Mulayam's legacy alive

Dimple Yadav, wife of Samajwadi Party chief and Uttar Pradesh ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav, won the Mainpuri Loka Sabha bypoll on Thursday.

05 Dec 2022


Bypolls of prestige: Akhilesh claims cops stopping people from voting

While bypolls are underway in one Lok Sabha constituency and six state Assembly seats on Monday, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the police and administration were stopping people from casting votes.

10 Nov 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Dimple Yadav to contest from Mainpuri seat after Mulayam's death

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday announced that Dimple Yadav, daughter-in-law of deceased parliamentarian Mulayam Singh Yadav, will contest the upcoming bypoll from the Mainpuri parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

27 Oct 2022

Azam Khan

Hate speech: Azam Khan sentenced to 3-year imprisonment; gets bail

A court in Uttar Pradesh convicted Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan in a 2019 hate speech case, and sentenced him to three years in jail on Thursday.

11 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh cremated at native village Saifai; thousands attend funeral

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated on Tuesday at his native village Saifai in Uttar Pradesh.

10 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav death: UP CM declares 3-day state mourning

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared a three-day state mourning over the demise of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday.

10 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav: From wrestler to political fighter

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav died aged 82 on Monday.

10 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav dies at 82

The Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away shortly after 8:15 am on Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 82.

05 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav critical, put on life-saving drugs: Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has been put on life-saving medications on Wednesday as his condition is said to be critical, the party said.

03 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh admitted to ICU, now stable

Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Gurugram hospital on Sunday after his health reportedly deteriorated.

19 Sep 2022

Yogi Adityanath

BSP chief Mayawati attacks BJP over its 'jobless opposition' jibe

A new political feud has erupted between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

19 Sep 2022

Samajwadi Party

UP: High-voltage drama as Akhilesh Yadav's 'padayatra' to Assembly halted

In what can clearly be called the season of padayatras, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav held a mega foot march to the State Assembly on Monday.

22 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

UP: Bundelkhand Expressway cracks open days after PM Modi's inauguration

A portion of the newly inaugurated Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh has caved in only a week after its grand opening.

10 Jul 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Who was Sadhna Gupta, second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav?

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's second wife, Sadhna Gupta, passed away on Saturday at Gurugram's Medanta Hospital.

04 Jun 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Kanpur: 36 arrested after violence over BJP leader's 'Prophet' remark

The police arrested 36 persons in connection with the violence that erupted in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, HT reported.

26 May 2022

Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party fields RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary for RS polls

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary will be the joint candidate of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and RLD for the Rajya Sabha (RS) elections.

25 May 2022

Samajwadi Party

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, gets SP backing for RS nomination

In a huge blow to the Indian National Congress, veteran leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal has resigned from the grand old party.

Azam Khan released from prison after 2+ years, 81 cases

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Azam Khan finally walked out of the Sitapur Jail on Friday morning after more than two years.

15 Apr 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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

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

22 Mar 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

11 Mar 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

10 Mar 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

14 Feb 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

08 Feb 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

23 Jan 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

22 Jan 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

19 Jan 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

19 Jan 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

31 Dec 2021

Samajwadi Party

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.

08 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

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).

07 Dec 2021

Samajwadi Party

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.

16 Nov 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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.

16 Sep 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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?

13 Sep 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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.

28 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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.

05 Aug 2021

Samajwadi Party

'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.

03 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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.

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