Akhilesh Yadav

  • LS polls: 12 UP seats record 58.5 per cent voting in third phase 24-04-2014 08:53 PM

    Over 58.5 per cent voters exercised their franchise in Uttar Pradesh, where polling was on in 12 seats in the third phase to decide fate of 188 candidates. Hathras witnessed 55.4 per cent polling in the first four hours while Mathura and Agra recorded 53 and 60.2 per cent polling...
  • No Modi wave in Uttar Pradesh, says Akhilesh Yadav 24-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there was no Modi wave in the state. He said, "Third Front parties will be crucial after the polls, they will decide on the government formation. People will...
  • UP CM Akhilesh casts his vote, says will fight against communal forces 24-04-2014 10:07 AM

    After casting his vote, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he and his party will fight to defeat the communal forces. He also reiterated that his government did whatever it can to prevent the Muzaffarnagar riots and it would not have an effect on the polling. ...
  • Dimple Yadav braces up for battle in Kannauj, says I am confident of winning elections 23-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Coming from the 'first family' of Uttar Pradesh politics has not always been a cakewalk for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple, who is trying to shed the dynasty politics product tag and is banking on her "personal" rapport for a win in this seat in tomorrow's poll. The electoral...
  • LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav addresses rally in Sitapur 23-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav to address 4 rallies in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. Akhilesh had on Tuesday addressed a rally in Kannauj, a constituency from where SP has fielded his wife Dimple Yadav. Akhilesh thanked the people of Kannauj for their support in previous elections. "We were able to win...
  • LS polls: Mayawati befooling people, says Akhilesh Yadav 20-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state. Addressing an election rally along with party MP Jaya Bachchan at Kuraoli in support of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he claimed...
  • Akhilesh Yadav to address rally in Agra, Mathura 19-04-2014 12:22 PM

    UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address three rallies in the Agra and Mathura on Saturday. He is expected to reach Agra by 1.30pm. Akhilesh had on Friday slammed the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saying the SP government has launched more welfare programmes...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • Akhilesh Yadav says Modi's 'affection' for Muslims just a show off 17-04-2014 07:07 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader. "Modi was remembering Muslims at the time of Lok Sabha elections, but in reality his love...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • Akhilesh attacks Modi, says Mulayam Singh 'most able' person for PM post 15-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Citing the experience of hisfather Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he was the "most able" person forthe post of Prime Minister. Addressing an election rally in Firozabad in support of hiscousin Akshay Yadav, Akhilesh made a veiled attack on NarendraModi, saying it would be...
  • Third Front will form stable government with Cong support: Akhilesh 15-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Stating that democracy has matured in the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Third Front will form a "stable government" with Congress' support after this Lok Sabha elections. "The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure...
  • Show Me The Money: Dimple Yadav's assets valued at Rs 7.92 crore 15-04-2014 09:30 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife and local MP Dimple Yadav has total assets worth Rs 7.92 crore while her husband has assets of over Rs 16 crore. In her affidavit filed along with her nomination papers, Dimple declared assets worth Rs 7,92,64,883 while husband Akhilesh has assets worth...
  • Akhilesh Yadav comes out in support of Azam Khan, slams EC 14-04-2014 02:25 PM

    With controversial SP leader Azam Khan in the line of EC fire, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday came out in his support, accusing the poll body of taking action against the senior leader without going through his explanation. "Azam was served notice by EC....He has replied to it....
  • Samajwadi Party will stop communal forces, says Akhilesh Yadav 11-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Claiming that only Samajwadi Party is capable of stopping communal forces, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Friday, said that the next government at the Centre will not be formed without it. "SP will stop communal forces. The next government at the Centre will be formed only by support...
  • Mulayam's rape remark: Son Akhilesh differs, backs 'stringent action' 11-04-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has stirred a hornet's nest with his rape remarks on Thursday. At a rally in Moradabad, Mulayam seemed to be defending rapists when he questioned the need for a death penalty. "Rape cases mein faansi di jayegi? Ye ladke hain, galtiyan ho...
  • Mulayam under fire for defending rapists 10-04-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has invited the wrath of political parties and women and social activists alike for defending rapists and questioning capital punishment to the convicts. Congress slammed Yadav saying these were unfortunate. "It is unfortunate that any leader makes such a statement regarding a...
  • No fresh petition filed for bail cancellation of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 09-04-2014 03:30 PM

    No fresh application was moved by the UP government to High Court or lower court in connection with cancellation of bail of the 50 politicians accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots. District government counsel Dushyant Tyagi said no fresh application of cancellation of bail was moved in the High Court or...
  • Fed up of police inaction, rape victim attempts suicide at Akhilesh's rally 09-04-2014 12:12 PM

    A rape victim, tormented because her attackers have not been arrested days after she lodged a police complaint, consumed poison at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's on Tuesday at the rally venue. The incident took place in Bijnor, when the woman was trying to reach out to the Chief...
  • UP government did everything to stop the communal riots: Akhilesh 08-04-2014 03:37 PM

    With the Muzaffarnagar riots becoming a key poll issue in Uttar Pradesh, CM Akhilesh Yadav has defended his government. "Our government did everything possible to stop the communal riots in UP. We did whatever we could and stopped the entire riots within a day," Akhilesh Yadav said. ...
  • BJP has no space for farmers, labourers, says Akhilesh Yadav 07-04-2014 05:58 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday criticised the BJP's poll manifesto for not giving space to the problems of farmers and labourers who constituted a major part of society. The manifesto only promised to solve the problems of corporates, the Samajwadi Party leader said at an election rally...
  • LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav addresses an election rally in Bihar 07-04-2014 10:37 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address rallies in Munger, Shivhar, Hajipur and Barh in Bihar on Monday. SP leaders Azam Khan, Raja Bhaiya and Dimple Yadav will accompany him this time. Accusing BJP of intentionally raking up communal issues ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Akhilesh had on Sunday...
  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh 07-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Slamming BJP and Samajwadi Party, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday held both parties responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. "BJP and SP have got communal riots done in Muzaffarnagar for the sake of vote bank politics. We have to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of this country," RLD...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition 06-04-2014 01:58 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as a proposed Third Front led by the Left met an embarrassing end, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is confident that a non-Congress, non-BJP front will form the government at Centre after the general elections. In his first ever visit to Muzaffarnagar after communal violence claimed over 60...
  • BJP spends lakhs of rupees on campaigning, this is waste of money: Akhilesh Yadav 06-04-2014 01:09 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addressed a rally in Sambhal on Sunday. Enumerating the achievements of his government, Akhilesh said that SP has fulfilled all the promises it made to the public. He said,"We have provided water for free, improved power supply in the state." "SP is the only...
  • BJP taking communal route: Akhilesh Yadav on Amit Shah 06-04-2014 08:32 AM

    A day after BJP's Amit Shah allegedly told Jat leaders near the riot hit area of Muzaffarnagar to vote for revenge, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at Shah. Akhilesh said, "These BJP people are taking communal route since they have nowhere else to go. It is very...
  • BJP busy in campaigning, while SP working for people: Akhilesh Yadav 05-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Charging BJP with spending thousands of crores of rupees on elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said it might be ahead of Samajwadi Party in campaigning, but his party was way ahead of it in working for people. "BJP is spending thousands of crores of rupees in...
  • LS polls: Akhilesh Yadav to address rally in Amroha today 05-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address a rally at Amroha on Saturday. In his address in Bagodar, Giridih, on Friday, Akhilesh had vowed to stop BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from becoming the next Prime Minister. The SP leader said, "The propaganda machinery of the BJP cannot...
  • Dimple, Khurshid, Hema Malini file nominations 03-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Hema Malini, Salman Khurshid and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple were among the high-profile candidates who filed nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh Thursday. Dimple Yadav filed her papers from Kannauj, where she is the incumbent MP. She told journalists in the presence of her...