Yogendra Yadav: News

Yogendra Yadav is a psephologist, academic, social activist, and politician. He is the National President of Swaraj India. Yadav did his BA from SGN Khalsa College, University of Rajasthan, and obtained an MA in Political Science from JNU, Delhi. He completed his MPhil in Political Science from Panjab University and started teaching the subject as a professor. Yadav later worked as a psephologist, conducting comprehensive elections studies and surveys across India. He has been a senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and regularly appears on television news channels as a political analyst. Between 2005 and 2012, Yadav was an advisor for Political Science at NCERT and oversaw the writing of new Political Science textbooks for Classes IX to XII. He was a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC), looking after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Yadav was a senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) since 2012 but was expelled in 2015. The same year, he, along with Prashant Bhushan and others, founded a political organization called Swaraj Abhiyan, which later launched the Swaraj India political party in 2016.

14 Dec 2022

Raghuram Rajan

Rajasthan: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan joins Bharat Jodo Yatra

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan joined the Congress Party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) led by Rahul Gandhi, which is now traveling across Rajasthan.

02 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers plan to block roads across the nation on Saturday

Agitating farmers have announced that they will block state and national highways for three hours on February 6, Saturday, to lodge protest against three farm laws, suspension of internet services in select areas, as well as the Union Budget presented yesterday.

29 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

Conspiracy hatched in September: Delhi Police in R-Day violence FIR

A conspiracy to storm Delhi was hatched in September after the central government passed new agricultural laws, the Delhi Police has said in one of the 33 FIRs lodged in connection with the Republic Day violence earlier this week.

28 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

R-Day rally: 20 farmer leaders served notices by Delhi Police

Two days after a farmers' protest rally took a violent turn, the Delhi Police has issued notices to at least 20 farmer leaders for defying an agreement regarding the rally.

28 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu has gone missing, so to speak, since the chaos during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest

Two farmer unions on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from the months-long protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

R-Day violence: Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra Yadav named in FIRs

Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav are among the at least ten farmers' leaders named in 22 cases filed by the Delhi Police in connection to Republic Day's violence.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

On Red Fort rampage, Rakesh Tikait says farmers deflected 'unknowingly'

Rakesh Tikait from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spoke on Tuesday's Red Fort incident claiming that "some farmers" deflected toward the Delhi monument "unknowingly" and returned after police guided them.

02 Jan 2021


Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.

24 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal

Farmers, protesting at the borders of Delhi for nearly a month now, have replied to the Centre saying they are not averse to talks but the government should come up with a concrete proposal.

14 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

The farmers' agitation against the three controversial agricultural laws is set to intensify today, as heads of all farmers' unions began a hunger strike at 8 am. The strike will end at 5 pm.

01 Dec 2020


Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.

01 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

29 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Protesting farmers reject Amit Shah's offer on venue change

Farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws have rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah's condition of changing the venue of their demonstration.

25 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.

22 Sep 2020


How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

05 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

#JNUViolence: Masked miscreants attack JNU students, teachers; 20 injured

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) of Delhi witnessed massive violence on Sunday evening when a group of masked miscreants barged into the campus and attacked students and teachers.

30 Mar 2019


Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

For weeks now, political circles have been busy with a question: Will they, won't they? The "they" signifying a probable alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for the ensuing summer elections. More so because AAP has been Congress' staunch critic.

26 Oct 2018

Farmers Protest

Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi

An umbrella body of 260 farmers organizations will hold a 'Kisan March' to Delhi next month to protest against the central government's "apathetic attitude" in solving problems of their community, leaders of a farmers' committee said yesterday.

08 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Tamil Nadu: Yogendra Yadav detained, claims he was manhandled

Former Aam Aadmi Party leader and Swaraj Abhiyan chief, Yogendra Yadav was detained in Tamil Nadu today. He was to join the farmers' protest against the eight-lane Salem-Chennai Expressway.

14 Jul 2018

Nirav Modi

50 wealthy Indians under I-T scanner for buying Modi's jewellery

The Income Tax department has decided to reassess the income tax returns of over 50 high net-worth individuals (HNIs) who purchased jewellery from firms owned by the absconding Nirav Modi.

11 Jul 2018


I-T raids at sisters' hospital to silence me: Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav alleged that an income-tax raid was conducted at his sisters' hospital premises in Haryana's Rewari with an intent to "intimidate" and "silence" him as he launched an agitation for fair crop price for farmers.

04 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police files charge-sheet against Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav

Delhi Police today filed a charge-sheet in a court against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, and others in a 2014 protest case.

03 Mar 2018


Here's all you need to know about SSC leak case

Hundreds of SSC aspirants have been protesting outside the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at the CGO complex, demanding a CBI probe into allegations of "leaks" and "mass cheating" during the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier II exams held in February this year.

09 Jan 2018


AAP's journey: From common man's party to just another party

Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent and truth-inspired Satyagraha freed us from the Britishers. About 60 years later, a similar non-violent pan-India movement tried liberating us of corruption.

04 Dec 2017


Kumar Vishwas v/s AAP: Discusses AAP 2.0 with ousted leaders

AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas once again made statements suggesting that all wasn't well between him and the party.

14 Oct 2017


Kejriwal's iconic blue WagonR recovered two days after theft

Two days after being stolen from outside the Delhi Secretariat, CM Arvind Kejriwal's iconic blue WagonR has been recovered.

13 Oct 2017


AAP announces reward for information on Kejriwal's stolen WagonR

The police still have no clue about Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's stolen blue WagonR, so the AAP has now announced a reward for information. The amount hasn't been revealed though.

12 Oct 2017


Kejriwal's famous blue WagonR stolen from outside Delhi Secretariat

On 12th Oct, the famous blue "WagonR" of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was reported stolen from outside the Delhi Secretariat.

26 Apr 2017


MCD 2017 Elections: BJP set for massive win

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi's election votes are currently being counted; 270 out of 272 wards went to polls on Sunday.

23 Apr 2017


Delhi MCD 2017 Elections commence

The elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi began today.

21 Apr 2017


MCD elections: C-voter Survey spells trouble for AAP, Congress

The ABP-C Voter survey has revealed that the BJP is set to win all three wings in the MCD elections in Delhi.

22 Jan 2017


AAP spent more on ads than on actual loans

Yogendra Yadav said the AAP spent Rs.30 lakh on advertisements for student loans, but have so far only provided 3 students with actual loans worth Rs.3.15 lakh.

14 Jan 2017


Haryana ministers disrespects Gandhi, takes it back

BJP leader (from Haryana) Anil Vij's comment that Khadi deteriorated after being associated with Gandhi and that Modi is a bigger brand name than Gandhi was widely critiqued by all parties.

14 Jan 2017


Modi replaces Gandhi on Khadi calendars, stirs controversy

Khadi and village industries commission's (KVIC) move to publish Modi's photo instead of Gandhi's on its 2017 calendar and table diary stirred a fresh controversy with the opposition critiquing the move.

13 Jan 2017


Modi 'replaces' Gandhiji in Khadi Udyog calendar, workers protest

Mahatma Gandhi has been 'replaced' by PM Narendra Modi in the Khadi Village Industries Commission's (KVIC) 2017 wall calendar and table diary.

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.

23 Oct 2016


Varun Gandhi left on his own in 'honey trapping' case

BJP MP Varun Gandhi who was left to defend himself in the defence deal scandal has come under fire from his own party members.

21 Oct 2016


Varun Gandhi accused of leaking defence secrets

BJP MP, Varun Gandhi, allegedly leaked defence secrets to an arms dealer, Abhishek Verma.

18 Sep 2016


AAP government indicted for misusing public funds on ads

An I&B ministry appointed Committee on Friday charged AAP government for misusing exchequer funds on advertisements, that violated Supreme Court guidelines.