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.

Yogendra Yadav requests NCERT to remove his name from textbooks

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Friday said in a circular that "individual authorship" cannot be claimed for its textbooks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

23 Apr 2017


Delhi MCD 2017 Elections commence

The elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi began today.