Mulayam Singh

  • Entire police force cannot stop rapes: UP Governor July 21, 2014

    In a controversial remark, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said incidents of rapes could not be stopped even if entire police force was deployed for women's safety and only a divine intervention could check such crimes. Qureshi's statement comes after SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav stirred up a controversy...
  • Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor July 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents. Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Rapes can happen as UP is a big state, media shouldn't sensationalise: SP July 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Defending themselves over the brutal gangrape and murder of a medical research institute employee in Lucknow, the ruling Samajwadi Party government said that the situation in the state is much better than other states. "Look at the total population of Uttar Pradesh, it has a 21 crore population, if...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • Is Uttar Pradesh slipping out of Akhilesh's hands? June 22, 2014

    Is Uttar Pradesh slipping out of Akhilesh Yadav's hands? Even as the beseiged 41-year-old chief minister firefights criticism in the aftermath of the Lok Sabha drubbing the Samajwadi Party (SP) received last month, the jury is out on his possible eclipse by his overbearing uncles and demanding father and party...
  • BJP attacks Uttar Pradesh government for power crisis June 10, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party government for acute power crisis in the state. Slamming a statement of state Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday that people have to bear the brunt of their...
  • UP: Politicians remain defiant despite rising cases of crime against women June 5, 2014

    Even as the UP government faces flak over increasing rape incidents, the ruling Samajwadi Party remains defiant and insensitive Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that those worried about law and order in UP should stay put in Delhi. He also asked reporters to mind their own business. And if...
  • News 360: 17 arrested over techie's murder in Pune, Centre seeks report June 5, 2014

    The Pune police have arrested 17 people suspected to be associated with a right wing group, Hindu Rashtra Sena, for allegedly beating a 24-year-old IT professional to death in Pune on Monday in a suspected hate crime. Some of those arrested have been charged with murder. ...
  • Tell people raising questions on rapes in UP to stay in Delhi: Mulayam June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as it faces flak over the increasing number of rapes in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Party remains defiant. SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav yet again snubbed the media and said that those worried about the law and order situation in UP should stay in Delhi. This...
  • Why should we say sorry for rape cases in UP, asks SP's Ram Gopal Yadav June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending his party over criticisms on the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said that the situation in the state has improved. "UP government is handling the cases very seriously. It has ordered CBI inquiry into the Badaun...
  • India's image hit by crimes against women, US, UN express outrage June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world....
  • UN chief appalled by Badaun rape case, demands action June 4, 2014

    United Nations: Appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has demanded action against sexual violence and appealed to the society to reject the destructive attitude of "boys will be boys". "In just the last two weeks, we have seen despicable...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati to meet victims' family, demands Centre's intervention June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will visit Uttar Pradesh's Badaun ditrict on Sunday to meet the family of the two Dalit girls who were allegedly gangraped and killed. She has demanded also President's rule in the state and said that the Centre should order speedy trial in the...
  • Statements of Mulayam and Akhilesh strengthen rapists' spirit: Uma Bharti May 31, 2014

    Attacking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said their statements "strengthen the spirit of rapists." "Statements by Mulayam and his son only strengthen the spirit of rapists," the...
  • UP: Four men gangrape minor girl in Azamgarh, no arrests so far May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Four men allegedly gangraped a minor girl in Saraimeer area of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. The FIR has been filed against the accused but no arrests has been made so far. The incident took place last night when four men allegedly caught the girl and gangraped her in a nearby...
  • After facing massive defeat in LS polls, Akhilesh gets cracking May 29, 2014

    Akhilesh Yadav is angry, and how! The Samajwadi Party was routed in the Lok Sabha polls and now the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has dissolved the state executive of the party, disbanded all subsidiary affilate organizations and has turned his ire on the bureaucracy. In the fortnight after the drubbing where...
  • Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, an official said. Akhilesh Yadav, his wife and MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav, nephews Akshay Pratap (MP from Firozabad) and Dharmendra Yadav (MP from Badaun), have left for...
  • SP on drive to establish dialogue with common people to popularise government's welfare schemes May 25, 2014

    Attempting to recover the lost ground after electoral debacle, Samajwadi Party on Sunday asked its party workers to hold district-level meetings with common people to popularise the state government's welfare schemes. The party's UP president and state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav directed that the meeting at all the district headquarters should...
  • How will I take on Modi with just 4 MPs: Mulayam to Akhilesh May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav pulled up his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the party's poor electoral performance on Friday. Today was the second day of the Samajwadi Party's meeting to evaluate poll rout. Mulayam asked why the party only managed to get...
  • SP meet today to take stock of electoral defeat May 19, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has summoned party leaders, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, for a meeting on Monday to discuss the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha election. The party will deliberate on the reasons for winning only five of the 78 seats it contested in...
  • Mulayam to take stock of SP's poor show in Lok Sabha polls May 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Faced with a rout in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is meeting senior party leaders Lucknow to review the party's performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Mulayam is likely to act tough against those Samajwadi Party ministers in whose areas the party fared very badly. State secretary...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav meets senior SP leaders to review poll results May 18, 2014

    Faced with rout in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday met senior party leaders in Lucknow to review the party's performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Yadav, who was nursing the ambition of a big role at the Centre before the polls, met the leaders, including SP's...
  • NC, CPM hold consultations after their dismal performances in LS polls May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After the dismal performance of many political parties in the Lok Sabha elections, parties have been holding consultations and introspecting the reasons behind it. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah even invited suggestions from people on micro-blogging site Twitter after the party was...
  • BJP set for landslide win in Uttar Pradesh May 16, 2014

    Latest poll trends from Uttar Pradesh on Friday put BJP ahead in 68 out of 80 seats in an unprecedented surge for the saffron party which had won only nine seats in the previous Lok Sabha polls. BHP ally Apna Dal was ahead in two seats while SP is leading in...
  • Repolling ordered at 11 polling stations May 12, 2014

    Re-polling at 11 polling booths in Uttar Pradesh will be held May 13, an official said on Monday. The re-poll was ordered on the basis of reports filed by observers. The re-poll will take place at polling stations in Muzaffarnagar, Badaun and Firozabad parliamentary constituencies after charges of booth capturing and rigging...
  • Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh up for a tough contest in Azamgarh May 12, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is contesting in Azamgarh other than his home turf Mainpuri in this Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Election map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 9 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 May 12, 2014

    41 constituencies in three states are voting in the last phase of the 16th Lok Sabha elections.The big battle is being fought in Varanasi with Congress's Ajay Rai pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. The fate of Samajwadi...
  • Lok Sabha polls final phase: Modi, Kejriwal among the key candidates May 12, 2014

    Voting has begun for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in eastern Uttar Pradesh, northwestern Bihar and southern West Bengal. In the ninth and final round of voting on May 12, a total of 6,61,31,802 voters are deciding the fate of 606 candidates in 41 seats in the...
  • LS polls: Modi top gun, SP, BSP, RJD, TMC try to play spoilsport May 12, 2014

    As the 35-day voting process for the 2014 Lok Sabha election enters the final phase, the battle ground has shifted to the densely populated areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh, northwestern Bihar and southern West Bengal. The long-winding and highly acrimonious election campaign marked by several below the belt and personal...