Mulayam Singh Yadav: News

Mulayam Singh Yadav is the founder and patron of the Samajwadi Party in India. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for three non-consecutive terms and also served as the Minister of Defence for the Government of India. He is now the Member of Parliament for the seat of Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha and has previously served as the Member of Parliament for the constituencies of Azamgarh and Sambhal. He is commonly referred to as ‘Netaji’ by his followers. Yadav earned three degrees in political science, B.A., B.T., and M.A. from Karm Kshetra Post Graduate College in Etawah, A. K. College in Shikohabad, and B. R. College at Agra University. Yadav was initially elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1967, after being groomed by politicians such as Ram Manohar Lohia and Raj Narain. Yadav served his tenure there for eight years. Yadav was imprisoned and held in custody for 19 months in 1975 when Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency.

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.

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.

10 Nov 2022

Akhilesh 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).

11 Oct 2022

Samajwadi Party

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

Yogi Adityanath

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

Samajwadi Party

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

Samajwadi Party

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

Samajwadi Party

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

Uttar Pradesh

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.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

10 Jul 2022

Samajwadi Party

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.

07 Aug 2020


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.

24 Jun 2019


Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be remembered for unprecedented allies, and the one which topped the list was the friendship between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

19 Apr 2019


In rare-sight, Mayawati seeks votes for Mulayam, he thanks her

Confirming that politics is an art of impossibilities, BSP chief Mayawati and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri on Friday. Mulayam's son and party president Akhilesh Yadav also accompanied the former arch-rivals.

19 Apr 2019


Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

A possibility of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sharing stage with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati would have raised eyebrows years ago, but 2019 elections are all about unlikely alliances and arithmetic.

15 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj

#AzamKhanRow: Draupadi being disrobed, says Swaraj; seeks Mulayam's response

On Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj equated Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to Mahabharata's character Bhishma Pitamah. She asked him to respond to the derogatory remarks of Azam Khan.

06 Apr 2019


Samajwadi Party promises to tax "ultra rich" in manifesto

The Samajwadi Party on Friday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections in which it spoke about equality for all.

Disproportionate assets case: SC issues notice to CBI, seeks investigation-report

The Supreme Court today issued a notice to CBI on a plea seeking a direction to the probe agency to place the investigation report in the disproportionate assets case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav.

24 Mar 2019

Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Azamgarh, father Mulayam's seat

A short while ago, Samajwadi Party released a new list of candidates. The party president, Akhilesh Yadav will fight upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

16 Mar 2019


Mayawati won't contest elections, but will seek votes for Mulayam

In what serves as yet another proof that politics is all about changing foes and friends, BSP Chief Mayawati is likely to campaign for her old rival and SP's patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri soon, reports claimed.

08 Mar 2019

Samajwadi Party

SP fields Mulayam Singh Yadav from 'safest' Mainpuri LS seat

The Samajwadi Party today released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri.

14 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

On Wednesday, the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for the general elections, due in April-May. In almost two months from now, some of the lawmakers will return to the House while others would have to taste defeat.

13 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

08 Oct 2018

Samajwadi Party

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.

24 Sep 2018

Samajwadi Party

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.

12 Sep 2018


#KeralaNunRape: The art of victim blaming

What's the first thing you usually hear when you tell someone about a rape case? Let me help you.

29 Aug 2018

Samajwadi Party

Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Akhilesh Yadav, forms 'Samajwadi Secular Morcha'

Sidelined Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today announced the formation of a "Samajwadi Secular Morcha" and said he would try to unite smaller parties under it.

19 Aug 2018


Lucknow: HC stays construction of heritage hotel in posh locality

In a jolt to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's plans to build a heritage hotel in Lucknow's posh Vikramaditya Marg, the Allahabad HC's Lucknow bench put a stay on further construction on three plots owned by either SP, Janeshwar Mishra Trust, or the Yadav family.

10 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

After much pressure, Akhilesh Yadav leaves behind vandalized official bungalow

When a team of 'Rajya Sampatti Vibhaag' visited former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's government residence after he left, they were shocked to see the state of the house.

Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav vacates government bungalow after Supreme Court order

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has handed over the keys of the official bungalow allotted to him on Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow to the Uttar Pradesh estate department.

03 Jun 2018


Mayawati vacates official bungalow on last day, avoids showdown

In a sudden turn of events, BSP chief Mayawati announced yesterday that she is vacating her official bungalow at 13A Mall Avenue.

01 Jun 2018


Uttar Pradesh: After brouhaha, Yadavs finally vacate government bungalows

Days after six former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers were asked to vacate their government bungalows by Supreme Court, Samajwadi Party head Akhilesh Yadav and father Mulayam Singh Yadav were spotted leaving their residences.

Ex-UP CMs move SC; seek time to vacate official residences

Former UP Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav today moved the Supreme Court seeking "appropriate time" for vacating their official residences.

UP govt. asks 6 ex-CMs to vacate their govt. bungalows

On Thursday, the UP government served notices to six former chief ministers of the state to vacate the sprawling government bungalows in Lucknow that they had been occupying.

09 May 2018


Lalu gets five-day parole to attend son Tej Pratap's wedding

Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, who's serving time in the fodder scam, has been granted parole for five days to attend his elder son Tej Pratap's wedding this week.

Leave official-bungalows after exiting office: SC tells former UP CMs

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that former Uttar Pradesh CMs can not stay in official residences, once their terms end.

17 Apr 2018


Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to PM Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will find it difficult to win even 40 or 50 seats in 2019 Parliamentary polls, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.

21 Dec 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Noida jinx: Why are UP CMs so scared of Noida?

Since 1988, no UP CM has visited Noida in the fear of losing their chief-ministership. Apparently, former CMs Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kalyan Singh have "suffered" due to the Noida curse.

28 Nov 2017


'Game of Ayodhya' director wants Advani to see the film

Debutant director Sunil Singh has come up with an unusual film 'The Game of Ayodhya' which deals with an unsual love story of a Hindu and a Muslim, that is slated for release on December 8.

22 Nov 2017

Samajwadi Party

Mulayam Singh: The man who knows the pulse of UP

Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP patriarch, celebrates his 79th birthday today.

22 Sep 2017

Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam-Akhilesh rift deepens: Ram Gopal sacked as Lohia Trust secretary

The feud within the SP seems to have deepened as Mulayam Yadav has sacked cousin and Akhilesh-loyalist Prof Ram Gopal as Lohia Trust secretary and replaced him with trusted brother Shivpal Yadav.

31 Jul 2017

Samajwadi Party

With eyes on Yadav votes, Shah dines at party-worker's house

After plucking Janata Dal (United)'s Nitish Kumar out of the opposition, BJP mastermind Amit Shah now has his sight set on Samajwadi Party's Yadav vote bank.

21 Jul 2017


Here's what President-elect Ram Nath Kovind's village hopes for

Paraunkh village sits as a dot in UP's Kanpur district but not anymore. This small village is now clearly visible as it belongs to none other than our President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

19 May 2017

Akhilesh Yadav

Why is Akhilesh govt under CAG scanner?

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General has found that during 2012-13, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh spent Rs. 15.06cr on organizing functions to distribute cheques worth Rs. 20.58cr to beneficiaries of unemployment schemes.

08 May 2017

Samajwadi Party

Shouldn't have made Akhilesh CM, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

While unveiling a statue of martyr Dharmendra Yadav in Mainpuri, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters he regretted making his son Akhilesh the CM of Uttar Pradesh.

12 Apr 2017


Thakur case: Police to collect voice samples from Mulayam

Lucknow police is set to resume investigation on a criminal intimidation complaint filed by IPS Officer Amitabh Thakur against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, post election duties.

12 Mar 2017

Bahujan Samaj Party

Akhilesh Yadav resigns as UP CM following defeat by BJP

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has resigned as the chief minister of UP following his party's dramatic defeat by the BJP in the assembly elections.

From caste based issues to development focused: UP Polls

The transitional change in leadership of Uttar Pradesh that played out over the last week seems to be symptomatic of a deeper churn.

30 Dec 2016

Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav gets ready for a new innings

Akhilesh Yadav, CM of Uttar Pradesh, has been sacked from the Samajwadi Party (SP) for six years.

06 Nov 2016

Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi party celebrates 25 years of its existence

The Samajwadi party held a function today in Lucknow to celebrate its 25th anniversary.