Shivpal Yadav

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Tracing Samajwadi Party's roots and relevance in Indian politics

06 Apr 2019

Tracing Samajwadi Party's roots and relevance in Indian politics

The road to Delhi goes through Lucknow is perhaps the oldest and most relevant political slogan. And for 2019 elections, two parties, which were arch-rivals, have joined hands to ensure BJP stays out of power.

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.

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

08 Dec 2018

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

25 Nov 2018

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state.

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.

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.

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

29 Aug 2018

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.

Akhilesh elected as National President of SP for 5 years

05 Oct 2017

Akhilesh elected as National President of SP for 5 years

At Samajwadi Party's convention, Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously re-elected as the party's national president.

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

22 Sep 2017

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.

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

31 Jul 2017

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.

Shivpal didn't talk to me before announcing new party: Mulayam

06 May 2017

Shivpal didn't talk to me before announcing new party: Mulayam

A day after Shivpal Yadav announced a new party, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said his brother hadn't even spoken to him since a week.

SP feud: Shivpal Yadav announces new party under Mulayam Singh

05 May 2017

SP feud: Shivpal Yadav announces new party under Mulayam Singh

After months of feud within the Samajwadi Party, followed by a humiliating defeat in the assembly elections, senior party leader Shivpal Yadav has announced a new party called Samajwadi Secular Morcha; it will be headed by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Cong to contest UP civic elections without SP: Raj Babbar

01 May 2017

Cong to contest UP civic elections without SP: Raj Babbar

UP Congress chief Raj Babbar dismissed possibilities of an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming civic elections, after BJP routed the association in the recent assembly elections.

No alliance needed for SP: Mulayam Singh

17 Apr 2017

No alliance needed for SP: Mulayam Singh

Contradicting Akhilesh Yadav's statements on the Samajwadi Party being open to forming a national coalition, Mulayam Singh Yadav said the Samajwadi Party did not need a coalition to win any election.

Akhilesh open to alliance with Mayawati?

15 Apr 2017

Akhilesh open to alliance with Mayawati?

Akhilesh Yadav, in his press conference, announced that SP is open to any alliance to fight BJP. He said that BJP had spread lies during the election-campaign.

UP Elections Results: BJP sweeps UP

11 Mar 2017

UP Elections Results: BJP sweeps UP

BJP scripted a landmark victory in UP. It won a total of 312 out of 384 seats it contested from. The vote-share for BJP stands at 39.7%

Scale of BJP's UP victory visible in sky-rocketing seat share

11 Mar 2017

Scale of BJP's UP victory visible in sky-rocketing seat share

As of 3:30 pm, trends reveal the BJP is winning/leading in 280/41 seats in the UP election, compared to winning 47 seats during the 2012 elections.

Leads: Massive victory for BJP in UP, crosses half-way mark

11 Mar 2017

Leads: Massive victory for BJP in UP, crosses half-way mark

Early counting (as of 10:56 am) shows a major victory for the BJP against the ruling Samajwadi Party and its Congress alliance.

UP: BJP highlights crimes against women under Akhilesh govt

06 Mar 2017

UP: BJP highlights crimes against women under Akhilesh govt

BJP president Amit Shah sought to highlight the crimes against women in UP under the Akhilesh Yadav government, saying the SP "made UP the number one state in the country in terms of murder, loot and crime against women."

'Is there anyone who hasn't copied?': Akhilesh on 'nakal' remarks

25 Feb 2017

'Is there anyone who hasn't copied?': Akhilesh on 'nakal' remarks

After PM Narendra Modi accused the UP government of protecting the "copying mafia", CM Akhilesh Yadav said, "All of us at some point of life have indulged in copying. Is there anybody who hasn't copied in schools?"

Shivpal's men have no place in SP: Akhilesh Yadav

01 Feb 2017

Shivpal's men have no place in SP: Akhilesh Yadav

On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh CM and National President of the Samajwadi Party said that Shivpal's loyalists had no place in the party.

Shivpal Yadav will form a new party after UP elections

31 Jan 2017

Shivpal Yadav will form a new party after UP elections

Brother of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav has decided to form a new party of his own because of being "attacked repeatedly" by members of the SP.

Cong-SP alliance announced for UP polls

22 Jan 2017

Cong-SP alliance announced for UP polls

After weeks of speculation, the Congress officially announced an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the UP elections after Sonia Gandhi involved herself in the negotiations.

Mulayam surrenders to son, gives a wishlist of 38 candidates

18 Jan 2017

Mulayam surrenders to son, gives a wishlist of 38 candidates

One day after Akhilesh Yadav was formally installed as Samajwadi Party's President by the Election Commission, Mulayam Singh Yadav accepted the political supremacy of his son.

Akhilesh aiming for win with a Harvard Professor's help

06 Jan 2017

Akhilesh aiming for win with a Harvard Professor's help

Steve Jarding has been providing CM Akhilesh Yadav the strategy for the upcoming elections like Prashant Kishor is doing for Rahul Gandhi.

Why the UP elections matter

05 Jan 2017

Why the UP elections matter

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India's largest state, accounting for around one-sixth of total population.

Samajwadi Party implodes over party symbol, EC may intervene

02 Jan 2017

Samajwadi Party implodes over party symbol, EC may intervene

As the Samajwadi Party in-fighting intensified, sources said Akhilesh Yadav approached the EC to retain the party's cycle symbol; Mulayam also demanded the same and the EC will decide on the matter shortly.

Truce between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav

31 Dec 2016

Truce between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav

In a dramatic turn of events, Mulayam Singh Yadav revoked the expulsion of Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav post his meeting with his son.

Mulayam expels Akhilesh, Ram Gopal from SP for 6 years

30 Dec 2016

Mulayam expels Akhilesh, Ram Gopal from SP for 6 years

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has expelled UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years on the grounds of indiscipline.

Akhilesh releases parallel list of 235 candidates in UP

30 Dec 2016

Akhilesh releases parallel list of 235 candidates in UP

Giving a new turn to UP elections, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav released a list of 235 candidates for the upcoming assembly election.

Samajwadi Party heading for a split?

29 Dec 2016

Samajwadi Party heading for a split?

Sources stated that CM Akhilesh Yadav has asked MLAs loyal to him to go ahead and fight the upcoming polls on their own; the news comes on the heels of party supremo Mulayam releasing the first list of candidates, without Akhilesh's name on the list.

Shivpal Yadav revokes suspension of MLA fired by Akhilesh

27 Dec 2016

Shivpal Yadav revokes suspension of MLA fired by Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party's UP state chief Shivpal Yadav revoked the suspension order of MLA Rampal Yadav, who was expelled by CM Akhilesh Yadav for indiscipline.

Akhilesh draws up list of poll candidates

26 Dec 2016

Akhilesh draws up list of poll candidates

In a new twist in the Samajwadi Party family feud, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav drew up his own list of candidates for the UP polls, sending to party supremo Mulayam Singh, bypassing state chief Shivpal Yadav.

What made news last week?

07 Nov 2016

What made news last week?

The Samajwadi Party's infighting showed no signs of abating, spilling over into the party's silver-jubilee celebrations.

Samajwadi party celebrates 25 years of its existence

06 Nov 2016

Samajwadi party celebrates 25 years of its existence

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

Shivpal says yatra not SP's campaign, alliance talks falter

04 Nov 2016

Shivpal says yatra not SP's campaign, alliance talks falter

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Rath Yatra was dampened after SP state chief Shivpal Yadav called a press conference to announce that it was not the party's official campaign, which would begin tomorrow.

Akhilesh Yadav to begin Rath Yatra today

03 Nov 2016

Akhilesh Yadav to begin Rath Yatra today

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is set to begin his 'Vikas Rath Yatra' today which will be flagged off by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

What made news last week?

31 Oct 2016

What made news last week?

Things seem to be getting murkier within the Samajwadi Party, with the leadership assuring that all is well, while the Akhilesh-Shivpal spat continued unabated.

SP meet: Mulayam Singh insists SP stands as one

25 Oct 2016

SP meet: Mulayam Singh insists SP stands as one

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav stressed that the Samajwadi Party stood firmly together as a family, even as CM Akhilesh Yadav remained missing at the press conference.

What made news last week?

24 Oct 2016

What made news last week?

Major political upheavals happened in the Indian political scenario; the feud within the Samajwadi Party has just widened, while Varun Gandhi landed in a soup over leaked national security secrets.