Mulayam Singh Yadav
07 Aug 2020
SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Lucknow hospital
Former Union Defence Minister and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow.
14 Sep 2019
For 40 years, citizens have been paying UP's ministers taxes
A four-decade-old law which prevented Uttar Pradesh ministers from paying their own income tax has been repealed by Yogi Adityanath-led state government.
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).
02 Jun 2019
Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested
If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.
28 Apr 2019
Lok Sabha elections phase 4: Looking at top 5 battles
The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.
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.
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.
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
Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections
A few weeks ago, BSP supremo Mayawati announced she will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
28 Mar 2019
13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years
As India readies itself for anticipated general elections, parties have turned to the age-old phenomenon of coining slogans to take on their competitors.
26 Mar 2019
BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi
Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
25 Mar 2019
Disproportionate assets case: SC issues notice to CBI, seeks investigation-report
The Supreme Court today issued a notice to CBI on a plea seeking a direction to the probe agency to place the investigation report in the disproportionate assets case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav.
24 Mar 2019
Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for
India will go to polls from April 11 to decide its future. The battle, which is being touted as "fight for the soul of India" by the Opposition and "fight against dynasty politics" by NDA, will naturally get the attention of the world.
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.
16 Mar 2019
Mayawati won't contest elections, but will seek votes for Mulayam
In what serves as yet another proof that politics is all about changing foes and friends, BSP Chief Mayawati is likely to campaign for her old rival and SP's patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri soon, reports claimed.
08 Mar 2019
SP fields Mulayam Singh Yadav from 'safest' Mainpuri LS seat
The Samajwadi Party today released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri.
21 Feb 2019
In UP deal, Akhilesh gets one seat less than Mayawati
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party, which forged a pre-poll alliance months ago, announced the constituency-based seat-sharing arrangement on Thursday.
14 Feb 2019
Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk
On Wednesday, the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for the general elections, due in April-May. In almost two months from now, some of the lawmakers will return to the House while others would have to taste defeat.
13 Feb 2019
Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again
In the latest shift to happen in the Indian political landscape, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has voiced his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tipping him for another term.
13 Oct 2018
Mayawati's vacated bungalow is now Shivpal Yadav's, courtesy Adityanath government
The sprawling bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, in Lucknow, which was former Chief Minister Mayawati's abode for long, will soon be the house of Samajwadi rebel Shivpal Yadav, multiple reports said.
08 Oct 2018
79% of UP-govt funds for ex-CMs' houses went to Mulayam
An RTI filed by The Indian Express has revealed that 79% of the total money spent on renovation, maintenance, and decoration of bungalows allotted to five former Uttar Pradesh CMs in the past 14 years was spent on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's house alone.
24 Sep 2018
People want 'mazboot', not 'majboor' govt: UP Deputy CM
UP Deputy CM, Keshav Prasad Maurya, today said people want a "mazboot" (strong) and not a "majboor" (helpless) government at the Center.
12 Sep 2018
#KeralaNunRape: The art of victim blaming
What's the first thing you usually hear when you tell someone about a rape case? Let me help you.
29 Aug 2018
Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Akhilesh Yadav, forms 'Samajwadi Secular Morcha'
Sidelined Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today announced the formation of a "Samajwadi Secular Morcha" and said he would try to unite smaller parties under it.
19 Aug 2018
Lucknow: HC stays construction of heritage hotel in posh locality
In a jolt to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's plans to build a heritage hotel in Lucknow's posh Vikramaditya Marg, the Allahabad HC's Lucknow bench put a stay on further construction on three plots owned by either SP, Janeshwar Mishra Trust, or the Yadav family.
30 Jul 2018
Will Amar Singh join BJP? Modi's speech mentions former-SP strongman
Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi leader Amar Singh's presence at an event in Lucknow where PM Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath were present has triggered speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
15 Jul 2018
RaGa said Congress party of Muslims, claims Modi. Congress hits-back
After Narendra Modi launched an attack on the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi from a stage in Azamgarh, UP, the Grand Old Party said he was spreading lies sensing defeat in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
10 Jun 2018
After much pressure, Akhilesh Yadav leaves behind vandalized official bungalow
When a team of 'Rajya Sampatti Vibhaag' visited former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's government residence after he left, they were shocked to see the state of the house.
09 Jun 2018
Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav vacates government bungalow after Supreme Court order
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has handed over the keys of the official bungalow allotted to him on Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow to the Uttar Pradesh estate department.
03 Jun 2018
Mayawati vacates official bungalow on last day, avoids showdown
In a sudden turn of events, BSP chief Mayawati announced yesterday that she is vacating her official bungalow at 13A Mall Avenue.
01 Jun 2018
Uttar Pradesh: After brouhaha, Yadavs finally vacate government bungalows
Days after six former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers were asked to vacate their government bungalows by Supreme Court, Samajwadi Party head Akhilesh Yadav and father Mulayam Singh Yadav were spotted leaving their residences.
28 May 2018
Ex-UP CMs move SC; seek time to vacate official residences
Former UP Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav today moved the Supreme Court seeking "appropriate time" for vacating their official residences.
18 May 2018
UP govt. asks 6 ex-CMs to vacate their govt. bungalows
On Thursday, the UP government served notices to six former chief ministers of the state to vacate the sprawling government bungalows in Lucknow that they had been occupying.
09 May 2018
Lalu gets five-day parole to attend son Tej Pratap's wedding
Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, who's serving time in the fodder scam, has been granted parole for five days to attend his elder son Tej Pratap's wedding this week.
07 May 2018
Leave official-bungalows after exiting office: SC tells former UP CMs
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that former Uttar Pradesh CMs can not stay in official residences, once their terms end.
18 Apr 2018
Lalu's son gets engaged to granddaughter of former Bihar CM
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav got engaged to Aishwarya Rai, senior party leader Chandrika Rai's daughter, at Patna's five-star Hotel Maurya on Wednesday.