Akhilesh Yadav

Born in Uttar Pradesh to Malti Devi and Mulayam Singh Yadav, later Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav is current President of Samajwadi Party. The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was succeeded by Yogi Adityanath after his party lost the 2017 Assembly elections and was defeated by the BJP.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

13 Feb 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

In the latest shift to happen in the Indian political landscape, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has voiced his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tipping him for another term.

UP: Akhilesh Yadav "detained" at airport; war of words erupts

12 Feb 2019

UP: Akhilesh Yadav "detained" at airport; war of words erupts

On Monday, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted that he had been "detained" by police at the Lucknow airport as he was about to catch a special flight to Prayagraj to attend a function.

Thieves steal mobile phones, cash at Priyanka Gandhi's grand roadshow

12 Feb 2019

Thieves steal mobile phones, cash at Priyanka Gandhi's grand roadshow

To mark Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's plunge into active politics, Congress planned a grand roadshow in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, where hundreds of party cadres descended to catch her glimpse.

Hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 116, Adityanath speaks of 'conspiracy'

11 Feb 2019

Hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 116, Adityanath speaks of 'conspiracy'

Just as the death toll in hooch tragedy touched 116 on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath smelled a political conspiracy.

SC: Mayawati should reimburse Rs. 2,600cr spent on elephant statues

08 Feb 2019

SC: Mayawati should reimburse Rs. 2,600cr spent on elephant statues

On Friday, the Supreme Court said that it was of the view that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati should reimburse the public money that was spent installing statues of herself and BSP's symbol during her tenure as Chief Minister.

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

04 Feb 2019

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

Following the face-off between the Kolkata Police and the CBI, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started a dharna on Sunday night, and spent the whole night on a makeshift dias in a mark of protest against what she perceives as a constitutional coup against her government by the Center.

Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand

02 Feb 2019

Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand

While addressing booth workers of two Lok Sabha constituencies- Tehri and Haridwar on Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah reiterated his party's stand on the sensitive Ayodhya issue. He said Ram Temple would be built at the disputed site.

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

29 Jan 2019

In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

For the first time after being made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will chair a cabinet meeting outside the state capital Lucknow.

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

20 Jan 2019

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.

Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today

19 Jan 2019

Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today

On Saturday, opposition leaders savagely attacked NDA at Centre and primarily Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a number of issues.

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

19 Jan 2019

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

A war-of-words ensued on Saturday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the numerous opposition leaders who participated in United India rally.

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

19 Jan 2019

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

UP sand-mining case: ED summons four including IAS-officer, SP leader

18 Jan 2019

UP sand-mining case: ED summons four including IAS-officer, SP leader

Initiating fresh action, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to four people, including IAS officer B Chandrakala and a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, in connection with an alleged illegal mining case in Uttar Pradesh, official sources said today.

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

18 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

On Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the mega 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.

Mayawati turned 63:  Supporters 'loot' cake, party with bar-dancers

16 Jan 2019

Mayawati turned 63: Supporters 'loot' cake, party with bar-dancers

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati might have decided to celebrate her 63rd birthday in a low key fashion, but her die-hard loyalists wished to celebrate it pompously.

Mayawati asks for BSP-SP unity as gift for birthday

15 Jan 2019

Mayawati asks for BSP-SP unity as gift for birthday

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati is celebrating her 63rd birthday today and, for her birthday gift, has called for unity with the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the national elections.

After SP joins hands with BSP, party member expresses displeasure

14 Jan 2019

After SP joins hands with BSP, party member expresses displeasure

A day after Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati announced their grand alliance in an anticipated press conference in Lucknow, an MLA has expressed concern over them teaming up.

BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

13 Jan 2019

BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

That Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party joined hands and left Congress won't change the end result for Bharatiya Janata Party, said President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Dubai.

In press-conference, dramatic Akhilesh Yadav says Mayawati's insults are his

12 Jan 2019

In press-conference, dramatic Akhilesh Yadav says Mayawati's insults are his

In yet another proof that relationships change in Indian politics at the drop of a hat, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati held a joint press conference on Saturday looking ready for the battle that is 2019 general elections.

Before SP-BSP joint-presser, Abhishek Singhvi says ignoring Congress 'dangerous mistake'

12 Jan 2019

Before SP-BSP joint-presser, Abhishek Singhvi says ignoring Congress 'dangerous mistake'

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav will address the press together soon and fireworks are expected after this.

Here's what to expect from Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav's press-conference

11 Jan 2019

Here's what to expect from Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav's press-conference

Former bitter rivals Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati will hold a press conference at a five-star hotel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday, their parties' sources have revealed.

#RoadTo2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati meet in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing

05 Jan 2019

#RoadTo2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati meet in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing

Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati, the matriarch of Bahujan Samaj Party, met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss seat-sharing for the Lok Sabha elections slated to take place in summer this year.

#GhazipurViolence: Akhilesh blames Adtiyanath's 'thok do' policy for cop's death

30 Dec 2018

#GhazipurViolence: Akhilesh blames Adtiyanath's 'thok do' policy for cop's death

Speaking on the Ghazipur violence which killed a police constable on Saturday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's thok do mentality was responsible for it.

Caught-on-camera: BJP leader assaults differently-abled man for criticizing Modi, Yogi

26 Dec 2018

Caught-on-camera: BJP leader assaults differently-abled man for criticizing Modi, Yogi

In a shocking incident, a BJP leader assaulted a differently-abled man and tried shoving a stick in his mouth in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. The incident was recorded on camera.

Stalin chants 'RaGa for PM', Mamata Banerjee says not now

20 Dec 2018

Stalin chants 'RaGa for PM', Mamata Banerjee says not now

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has downplayed DMK leader Stalin's remark of making Rahul Gandhi the face of Prime Minister candidate for the opposition.

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

20 Dec 2018

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

A few months after opening its first Indian store in Hyderabad, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has now set its sight on Noida.

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

17 Dec 2018

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot took the oath for Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a short while ago at Albert Hall. He will be the 14th CM of the state, succeeding BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

#RoadTo2019: Congress jolts BJP in Hindi heartland, opponents' jibes follow

12 Dec 2018

#RoadTo2019: Congress jolts BJP in Hindi heartland, opponents' jibes follow

The Congress handed over defeat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in three crucial states, making the race to 2019 Lok Sabha elections even more interesting.

Six politicians who professed their love for their wives, unabashedly

02 Dec 2018

Six politicians who professed their love for their wives, unabashedly

Politicians are mostly vocal about everything: their party, its policies, opposition and their follies.

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

10 Nov 2018

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

An 83-year-old man, who had made the news and had become a sensation for constructing a 'mini Taj Mahal' in memory of his deceased wife, died of a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr late on Thursday night.

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

16 Oct 2018

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

A couple of days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his plans to rename the historic city of Allahabad to Prayagraj, the UP Cabinet, on Tuesday, cleared the renaming proposal.

Mayawati's vacated bungalow is now Shivpal Yadav's, courtesy Adityanath government

13 Oct 2018

Mayawati's vacated bungalow is now Shivpal Yadav's, courtesy Adityanath government

The sprawling bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, in Lucknow, which was former Chief Minister Mayawati's abode for long, will soon be the house of Samajwadi rebel Shivpal Yadav, multiple reports said.

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

12 Oct 2018

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.

79% of UP-govt funds for ex-CMs' houses went to Mulayam

08 Oct 2018

79% of UP-govt funds for ex-CMs' houses went to Mulayam

An RTI filed by The Indian Express has revealed that 79% of the total money spent on renovation, maintenance, and decoration of bungalows allotted to five former Uttar Pradesh CMs in the past 14 years was spent on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's house alone.

After BSP, SP dumps Congress; Bua-Bhatija may contest together

06 Oct 2018

After BSP, SP dumps Congress; Bua-Bhatija may contest together

In yet another blow to Mahagathbandhan, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has hinted his party would team up with Bahujan Samaj Party for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh polls, leaving Congress.

#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest

03 Oct 2018

#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest

Protesting farmers who were stopped from entering Delhi on Tuesday ended their rally in the early hours of Wednesday after they were let into the national capital post midnight.

#KisanKrantiPadyatra: To stop protesting-farmers, Delhi police uses water-cannons, tear gas

02 Oct 2018

#KisanKrantiPadyatra: To stop protesting-farmers, Delhi police uses water-cannons, tear gas

The Kisan Kranti Padyatra turned violent on Tuesday as Delhi Police used water cannons and tear gas on protesting farmers to stop them from entering the National Capital.

People want 'mazboot', not 'majboor' govt: UP Deputy CM

24 Sep 2018

People want 'mazboot', not 'majboor' govt: UP Deputy CM

UP Deputy CM, Keshav Prasad Maurya, today said people want a "mazboot" (strong) and not a "majboor" (helpless) government at the Center.