Samajwadi Party teams up with smaller parties to form anti-BJP front in UP

The Samajwadi Party is cobbling up alliances with smaller parties in UP to form a joint front against the BJP. Over the last two days, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has met several leaders from other parties and has finalised alliances with a couple of them. On Wednesday, Yadav met with AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and … Read more

Parties must unite on issues of corruption, unemployment and inflation: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday called upon political parties to come together on the issues of corruption, unemployment and inflation, and said if everyone is united, there will be development in the country. He was addressing a gathering at a programme organised to launch a book, titled ‘Rajniti ke us Paar’, a … Read more

Akhilesh credits farmers for withdrawal of farm laws, terms PM apology false

SP president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday gave credit to farmers’ agitation for the Centre’s decision to repeal the three farm laws in the upcoming parliamentary session but warned the government against enacting any similar law after the elections. Yadav also termed as “false” the apology that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered while announcing his decision … Read more

Azamgarh will turn into ‘Aryamgarh’ in true sense with new university, says Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the new state university in Azamgarh will make the district “Aryamgarh” in the real sense, leading to speculation that the district’s name could be changed like some other prominent ones. “Azamgarh may have given two former chief ministers and also sent them to the Parliament. But, … Read more

‘Samajwad’ in a bottle: SP launches perfume, says smells of socialism

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday launched a specially made “Samajwadi perfume“, hoping to spread the “scent of socialism” in the state. The perfume, a mix of 22 natural “attars” (fragrances), has been prepared in Kannauj. Kannauj is called the “Attar Nagri” and has been the stronghold … Read more

Samajwadi Party should decide on merger or alliance with his party quickly: Shivpal Yadav

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav on Tuesday told his nephew and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to decide on an alliance or merger of his party with the SP without delay. “Whatever decision Akhilesh has to take, he should take it soon. Whether it is related to the alliance or the merger … Read more

Noteban destroyed businesses, led to deaths in queues outside banks: Opposition

Opposition parties on Monday hit out at the ruling BJP on the fifth anniversary of demonetisation, saying the decision led to loss of life and destroyed businesses. “Demonetisation did not bring back black money but the government gave benefits to some capitalists, thereby, harming farmers, labourers, small traders and working class people,” BSP national general … Read more

Dalit, backwards should not expect anything from Samajwadi Party: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday charged that the Samajwadi Party was contemptuous of great men born among Dalits and backwards and said these communities should not expect anything from Akhilesh Yadav’s party. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also said that the names of many institutions and schemes were changed in the state due to … Read more

Jinnah row: Read books again, Akhilesh to detractors; UP minister suggests narco test for ex-CM

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday sought to defend his widely criticised statement equating Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru and saying they helped India get freedom even as a UP minister suggested a narco test for him for “glorifying” the Pakistani leader. As the row over the … Read more