Akhilesh Yadav

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.

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Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

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.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

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.

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

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.

UP: Teen rape victim, set on fire by accused, dies

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.

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

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.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

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.

Kamlesh Tiwari's family meets Adiyanath, demands death penalty for murderers

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.

To meet Akhilesh Yadav, SP leader dresses as groom

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.

Bulandshahr violence: Slain cop's family wants accused back in jail

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.

Won't forgive Azam Khan even if he apologizes: Rama Devi

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.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

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.

Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS

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.

Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart

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.

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

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).

Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

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.

UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand

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.

Absconding BSP MP, who's accused of rape, doesn't take oath

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.

Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

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.

BSP leader tried to leak MBA paper for girlfriend, arrested

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.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

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.

#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

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.

"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest

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".

SP supremo seeks '72-year' ban on Modi for 'shameful' speech

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.

SP replaces Varanasi candidate, fields sacked-soldier Tej Bahadur against Modi

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.

Slip of tongue: Shatrughan Sinha on calling Jinnah Congress' member

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.

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

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.

Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

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.

Rohit, who proved he was Congress-leader ND Tiwari's son, dies

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.

Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam joins SP, will contest from Lucknow

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.

Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow, Congress yet to announce candidate

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.

Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark

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.

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

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.

Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

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.

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

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.

Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important

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.

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.

Samajwadi Party promises to tax "ultra rich" in manifesto

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.

BJP fields Sonia's ex-aide from Raebareli, Nirahua from Azamgarh

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.

Underdog, who won Gorakhpur, joins BJP after ditching SP-BSP alliance

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.

Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats

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.