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List of celebrities who have recently joined the BJP

30 Jan 2020

List of celebrities who have recently joined the BJP

With the induction of celebrated badminton star Saina Nehwal right ahead of the crucial Delhi Assembly elections, the Centre-ruling BJP has made it clear that it is looking to up its star power.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

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.

Uttar Pradesh: SP's Azam Khan allegedly stole buffalo, FIR registered

30 Aug 2019

Uttar Pradesh: SP's Azam Khan allegedly stole buffalo, FIR registered

In 2014, Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan catapulted to national headlines after he sent Uttar Pradesh police to look for seven buffaloes allegedly "missing" from his house.

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

29 Jul 2019

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

On Monday, Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan apologized for his sexist comments, which he made against BJP MP Rama Devi last week in Lok Sabha.

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.

SP's Azam Khan to be listed on UP's land-mafia portal

14 Jul 2019

SP's Azam Khan to be listed on UP's land-mafia portal

The District Administration of Uttar Pradesh's Rampur is considering listing Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan under the "land mafia" category on the state government's Anti-Bhoo Mafia (anti-land mafia) portal set up by CM Yogi Adityanath.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

17 Apr 2019

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

In what marks as another low in political discourse, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said people of country would see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as "thief's wife".

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 makes "underwear" comment against Jaya Prada, sparks row

15 Apr 2019

Azam Khan makes "underwear" comment against Jaya Prada, sparks row

The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low yesterday when veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made an "underwear" jibe, which the BJP said was made against actor Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.

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.

Jaya, Hema, and Urmila: Neta or abhineta?

07 Apr 2019

Jaya, Hema, and Urmila: Neta or abhineta?

This election season is not only about political power but star power as well. Though this isn't the first time cine stars jumped into the political arena, thanks to social media their moves are being heavily scrutinized.

Recalling Azam Khan's "attacks", Jaya Prada breaks down at rally

04 Apr 2019

Recalling Azam Khan's "attacks", Jaya Prada breaks down at rally

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada got emotional on Wednesday while addressing the crowd in Rampur of Uttar Pradesh.

BJP inducts another high-profile name, Jaya Prada joins party

26 Mar 2019

BJP inducts another high-profile name, Jaya Prada joins party

Veteran Bollywood actress and MP Jaya Prada joined BJP on Tuesday and could be fielded from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Azamgarh, father Mulayam's seat

24 Mar 2019

Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Azamgarh, father Mulayam's seat

A short while ago, Samajwadi Party released a new list of candidates. The party president, Akhilesh Yadav will fight upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

Sohrabuddin-encounter: Citing lack of evidence, CBI-court acquits all 22 accused

21 Dec 2018

Sohrabuddin-encounter: Citing lack of evidence, CBI-court acquits all 22 accused

A special CBI court on Friday acquitted all 22 accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case saying there wasn't enough proof to show he was murdered.

Azam Khan's fierce response to Jaya Prada's 'Khilji' jibe

11 Mar 2018

Azam Khan's fierce response to Jaya Prada's 'Khilji' jibe

Furious over Jaya Prada for likening him to evil Sultan Alauddin Khilji of 'Padmaavat, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has sniped back at the actor-turned-politician.

Jaya Prada likens Alauddin Khilji of 'Padmaavat' with Azam Khan

10 Mar 2018

Jaya Prada likens Alauddin Khilji of 'Padmaavat' with Azam Khan

Taj was built by traitors, we'll change history: BJP MLA

16 Oct 2017

Taj was built by traitors, we'll change history: BJP MLA

The controversy over the UP government's attitude towards the Taj Mahal refuses to die down. Now BJP MLA Sangeet Som has said it was built by 'traitors'.

SP leader Azam Khan's son guilty of faking date-of-birth

11 Aug 2017

SP leader Azam Khan's son guilty of faking date-of-birth

Samajwadi Party found itself in the middle of yet another controversy, and could be staring at the possibility of losing the UP Assembly membership of former Cabinet minister Azam Khan's son- MLA Abdullah Azam Khan.

In parliament, MP Naresh Agarwal links Hindu gods with alcohol

19 Jul 2017

In parliament, MP Naresh Agarwal links Hindu gods with alcohol

There was uproar in Parliament after Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal seemed to link Hindu gods with alcohol.

Azam Khan in trouble- UP orders probe into funds' misuse

15 May 2017

Azam Khan in trouble- UP orders probe into funds' misuse

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed a probe into the alleged diversion of PWD funds into a private college owned by former Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan.

SP feud: Yadav's daughter-in-law backs Mulayam

06 Apr 2017

SP feud: Yadav's daughter-in-law backs Mulayam

In a fresh restart to the Samajwadi Party feud, younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav said her brother-in-law Akhilesh should hand over the party's control to Mulayam Singh, as he had promised before elections.

Mulayam: Son Akhilesh "humiliated and betrayed" me

02 Apr 2017

Mulayam: Son Akhilesh "humiliated and betrayed" me

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav hit out against son and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying he was "humiliated and betrayed" by Akhilesh.

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 elections: 7th phase of polling underway

08 Mar 2017

UP elections: 7th phase of polling underway

The seventh and final phase of UP polls began across 40 seats in Uttar Pradesh, including PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, on March 8.

6th phase of UP Assembly Elections begins

04 Mar 2017

6th phase of UP Assembly Elections begins

The sixth and penultimate phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh has commenced today for 49 assembly seats amid tight security arrangements.

5th phase of polling in UP starts on peaceful note

27 Feb 2017

5th phase of polling in UP starts on peaceful note

The fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh started today morning in 51 seats across 11 districts of the state, including Amethi, Basti, Faizabad, Gonda and Sultanpur.

UP polls: Phase IV polling underway, Amethi, Rae Bareli vote

23 Feb 2017

UP polls: Phase IV polling underway, Amethi, Rae Bareli vote

Voting got underway in the fourth phase of polling in UP. 1.84cr voters across 23 constituencies in Bundelkhand and Doab, including Congress strongholds of Rae Bareli and Amethi, will choose their leaders from 680 candidates.

UP elections Phase 3: Yadav belt goes to vote

19 Feb 2017

UP elections Phase 3: Yadav belt goes to vote

Central UP, known to be the Samajwadi Party stronghold will go to polls in the 3rd phase. The party will seek to create a repeat of the resounding victory it had in 2012.

Phase-2 polling underway in UP

15 Feb 2017

Phase-2 polling underway in UP

The second phase of polling is underway in Uttar Pradesh.

UP Polls: 63% voter turnout amidst SP, BSP clash

11 Feb 2017

UP Polls: 63% voter turnout amidst SP, BSP clash

After the polling for 73 of UP's seats began, supporters of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) clashed in Meerut.

Phase 1 of voting in UP assembly elections begins

11 Feb 2017

Phase 1 of voting in UP assembly elections begins

The first phase of voting in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has started today with 73 out of the state's total 403 constituencies going to the polls.

Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments

02 Feb 2017

Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments

Hate speech in India is prohibited under several sections of various laws.