Shivpal Yadav

  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh April 7, 2014

    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 chief...
  • Shivpal Yadav to address rally in Saharanpur today April 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav will address rally at Gandhi maidan, Saharanpur, on Saturday. Addressing a rally in Ghatampur on Wednesday, Yadav had said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will lose this election from Varanasi. He said that though Modi is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi but the secular...
  • Taking long lunch breaks? Be ready for suspension, Akhilesh tells officials January 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said his government would "suspend" officials if they were found absent during officer hours or taking long lunch break, and also sought help from the media. "Aap sahyog dijiye.. Aap news chalaiye ki kaun sa officer lunchtime ya waise bhi office me nahi...
  • SP faces questions over Saifai event, UP minister walks out of debate January 9, 2014

    New Delhi/Saifai: There has been height of insensitivity from the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh. As Muzaffarnagar riot victims battle the cold and struggle to survive, those in power, who are in a position to help, instead sat in Saifai and enjoyed a lavish Mahotsav. There was song and...
  • AAP's magic won't work in UP: Shivpal Yadav December 24, 2013

    Downplaying the threat posed by the rise of Aam Aadmi Party as a new political force, Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Tuesday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party's "magic" will not work in Uttar Pradesh and claimed that those who fought SP in the state were wiped out. "AAP's magic will...
  • BJP slams Shivpal Singh Yadav for blaming their party for Muzaffarnagar riots September 16, 2013

    The BJP on Monday criticised a Uttar Pradesh minister for alleging that their party was behind the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar. State Public Works Department (PWD) minister Shivpal Singh Yadav made the statement at a press conference on Sunday evening. State Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak accused the minister, who...
  • UPA government committed to ensuring communal harmony: Manish Tewari September 9, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the UPA government is committed to ensuring harmony among the people across the country. He said that the Uttar Pradesh government should do everything possible to bring the violence in the state under control. ...
  • BJP attacks Shivpal for 'no illegal mining' statement August 10, 2013

    BJP hit out at Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Yadav for his claim that no illegal mining was taking place in the state, and asked the state government to constitute an all-party committee to look into the matter. Party spokesperson Chandra Mohan said Shivpal's statement is far from the truth, and demanded...
  • Shivpal Yadav distributes free laptops to 628 students August 7, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday distributed 628 free laptops to students in Agra as part of a government scheme. Yadav said children who earlier could not even afford books were being provided laptops by the Samajwadi Party government to speed up the learning process. "This is a promise...
  • Should suspension of IAS officer Durga Nagpal be revoked? July 31, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav justified the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal by making a startling statement that her actions could have led to communal riots in the area. ...
  • SP sets target of winning 60 LS seats from UP in 2014 polls July 31, 2013

    The Samajwadi Party has set a target of winning at least 60 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in upcoming general elections, senior party leader Shivpal Yadav said on Wednesday. The target was fixed at a meeting here of the party's state executive, presided over by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and attended...
  • IAS officer Durga's action could've led to riots: UP minister July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav justified the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal by making a startling statement that her actions could have led to communal riots in the area. The IAS officer, who had cracked down on sand mining mafia, was suspended for allegedly demolishing...
  • Let the probe be completed, says Shivpal on IAS officer's suspension July 29, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh PWD minister Shivpal Singh on Monday declined to comment on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had clamped down on illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh, saying that the truth will come out only after an inquiry. "Nothing could be said before an inquiry into the matter,"...
  • UP CM allocates portfolios to newly-inducted ministers July 28, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday allocated portfolios to the newly inducted ministers while changing departments of some of them, official sources said. While Revenue Department has been given to Shivpal Yadav from Ambika Chowdhury, who will now head Backward Welfare and Handicap Welfare departments only, the sources said. Among...
  • US' Hopkins University invites UP minister for lecture May 9, 2013

    Lucknow: After Harvard University's invitation to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his uncle and senior Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav has been invited by John Hopkins University, US, to deliver a lecture on flood control, official sources said here. "Yadav, who besides others holds portfolio of Irrigation Department has been invited by Hopkins...
  • SP attack on Beni Prasad gets personal, accuses him of smuggling opium March 31, 2013

    Varanasi: The Samajwadi Party-Beni Prasad Verma war turned bitter on Sunday with SP leader Shivpal Yadav accusing the Union Minister of "smuggling opium" and using "charas". "You all know and you have also read that Beni Prasad smokes a lot. These days he is smoking a lot and he mixes...
  • I am not Gandhi, I am a mafia man: SP MP September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: "I am a mafia man. How can I be Gandhi? I have forty cases lodged against me." That is how a Samajwadi Party MP described himself on Saturday in front of mediapersons. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh reportedly made the remark at a police station in Bahraich where he...
  • Plane with UP minister on board skids off runway September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Yadav on Saturday had a miraculous escape when a small plane carrying him skidded off the runway after landing at the IGI airport in Delhi. The incident took place at around 12 noon when the plane skidded off the runway after landing and the nose-wheel...
  • Come only when I call, Shivpal Yadav tells media August 15, 2012

    Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Yadav is making news again after he threatened the media in Etawah on Tuesday. ...
  • Will Shivpal Yadav spell the end of Akhilesh? August 10, 2012

    UP CM Akhilesh Yadav's uncle backtracks after embarrassing the government by telling officials "its ok to steal, but not loot." ...
  • Shivpal is Akhilesh's enemy: Shahid Siddiqui August 10, 2012

    In a bizarre advice for bureaucrats, Uttar Pradesh's PWD Minister and CM Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav told district officials in Etah that if they worked hard, it was okay to steal a little. ...
  • UP minister clarifies 'steal a little' remark August 10, 2012

    Lucknow: Blaming the media for misquoting him, Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav clarified that he did not give any bizarre advice for bureaucrats. Yadav earlier in the day was quoted saying, "I told PWD officials that if you work hard, you can steal...
  • Work hard, steal a little: UP minister to bureaucrats September 30, 2012

    Etah: Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav has given some bizarre advice for bureaucrats. He told district officials in Etah that it's okay to steal a little but not loot as long as they work hard. "I told PWD officials that if you work...
  • Save cows, kill Nilgai, it tastes good: UP minister July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother and Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Yadav made a pitch to save cows from slaughter by suggesting that people kill and feast on the endangered Nilgai instead. "Don't butcher cows, there are plenty of Nilgai, anyone can kill them. They taste good when made into...
  • Shops can arrange their own power after 7 pm: UP June 18, 2012

    Lucknow: After coming under scathing attack over its directive of early closure of shops and eateries in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday swung into fire-fighting mode, saying no such order was issued and "it was only said the power would not be supplied after 7 pm". "First of...
  • UP farmers' stir: Rajnath Singh arrested May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: A year before Assembly elections, the political battle over land acquisition is heating up in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Mayawati is now cracking the whip on the opposition, saying it has been stoking the unrest that has already seen the death of four people in the last 48...
  • Amar defends Mulayam's brother February 3, 2007

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party came out in defense of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh’s brother Shivpal Yadav, after a sting operation on a TV channel showed that he was in touch with a police official handling the probe into Nithari killings. "Civil and police officials keep talking to ministers as part of protocol....