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.
24 Jan 2020
Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP
A Bahujan Samaj Party leader, who is accused of raping a college student, has been granted two-day parole to take oath as MP, eight months after he won from Ghosi parliamentary seat.
23 Jan 2020
Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures
With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.
29 Dec 2019
Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action
A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.
19 Dec 2019
UP: Teen rape victim, set on fire by accused, dies
In Uttar Pradesh, little is being done to save women from rapists. Earlier this month, a rape survivor in Unnao succumbed to her injuries after her rapists allegedly set her on fire.
09 Dec 2019
Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill
According to Shiv Sena, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will create an "invisible partition" between Hindus and Muslims in the country.
05 Dec 2019
Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail
A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.
20 Oct 2019
Kamlesh Tiwari's family meets Adiyanath, demands death penalty for murderers
Two days after a leader of a Hindu outfit was murdered at his office-cum-residence in Lucknow, his family met Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.
14 Sep 2019
To meet Akhilesh Yadav, SP leader dresses as groom
In a bizarre news, a Samajwadi Party leader named Firoz Khan, dressed up like a groom to enter Rampur, the constituency represented by Azam Khan.
27 Aug 2019
Bulandshahr violence: Slain cop's family wants accused back in jail
Days after seven men accused of inciting violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr last year were given bail, the family of the cop who lost his life in the mayhem has asked Uttar Pradesh government to send them back to jail.
27 Jul 2019
Won't forgive Azam Khan even if he apologizes: Rama Devi
BJP MP Rama Devi, who was at the receiving end of the sexist remark by Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan earlier this week, said she won't be able to forgive Khan even if he apologizes.
26 Jul 2019
'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
25 Jul 2019
Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who is known for his controversial statements, sparked another uproar in the Lok Sabha on Thursday when he made a lewd comment against BJP MP Rama Devi, who was filling in for speaker Om Birla.
29 Jun 2019
Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart
About a month after the new Narendra Modi government was sworn in, former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has vacated her official residence in central Delhi.
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).
23 Jun 2019
Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew
BSP Chief Mayawati has always been a staunch critic of dynasty politics, but apparently she has forgotten all the things she "taught" others.
22 Jun 2019
UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai, who had been absconding for a month after being accused of rape, finally surrendered on Saturday before a Varanasi court.
18 Jun 2019
Absconding BSP MP, who's accused of rape, doesn't take oath
The first session of 17th Lok Sabha started on Monday with the oath-taking ceremony of 542 MPs.
04 Jun 2019
Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP
Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.
28 May 2019
BSP leader tried to leak MBA paper for girlfriend, arrested
People are known to do crazy things for love. And BSP leader Feroz Alam alias Raja took it a step further by committing an illegal act.
16 May 2019
#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.
12 May 2019
#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
07 May 2019
"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest
Giving a more than obvious statement that she is a contender for Prime Minister post, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said she will contest elections from Ambedkar Nagar "if all goes well".
30 Apr 2019
SP supremo seeks '72-year' ban on Modi for 'shameful' speech
Attacking Prime Minister Modi for claiming that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav today said the PM should be "banned for 72 years" for his "shameful" speech.
29 Apr 2019
SP replaces Varanasi candidate, fields sacked-soldier Tej Bahadur against Modi
In what seems like a bid to make the battle for Varanasi in elections more interesting, Samajwadi Party replaced its candidate with Tej Bahadur Yadav, the sacked BSF jawan who had complained about poor food.
27 Apr 2019
Slip of tongue: Shatrughan Sinha on calling Jinnah Congress' member
A day after actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha took Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah's name in the same breath as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru, he clarified that it was a slip of tongue and he wanted to take Maulana Azad's name instead.
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.
17 Apr 2019
Rohit, who proved he was Congress-leader ND Tiwari's son, dies
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of late Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari, was pronounced dead on arrival at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday.
16 Apr 2019
Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam joins SP, will contest from Lucknow
On Tuesday, Poonam Sinha, the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of Dimple Yadav.
16 Apr 2019
Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow, Congress yet to announce candidate
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh filed his nomination from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday, but Congress is yet to come up with a rival.
16 Apr 2019
Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark
A day after senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan sparked a row by insulting his Rampur opponent Jaya Prada, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the comment wasn't meant for her.
15 Apr 2019
#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.
15 Apr 2019
Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday sparked a controversy after he allegedly made offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.
14 Apr 2019
Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense
On Saturday, Congress announced a fresh list of nine candidates for Uttar Pradesh for upcoming Lok Sabha polls but remained mum on Varanasi.
07 Apr 2019
Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important
More than 20 years after Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party kept Bharatiya Janata Party out of Uttar Pradesh (in 1993), the foes-turned-friends will address a joint rally in Deoband on Sunday.
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.
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.
04 Apr 2019
BJP fields Sonia's ex-aide from Raebareli, Nirahua from Azamgarh
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday fielded Congress turncoat Dinesh Pratap Singh from Raebareli and Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav alias 'Nirahua' from Azamgarh to take on Sonia Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav respectively.
04 Apr 2019
Underdog, who won Gorakhpur, joins BJP after ditching SP-BSP alliance
Praveen Nishad, who did the unthinkable by defeating BJP in Gorakhpur in by-polls, joined the saffron party on Thursday.
01 Apr 2019
Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats
On Sunday, Congress announced that Wayanad will be the second seat from where Rahul Gandhi will contest. He also hopes to retain Amethi.