RAM GOPAL YADAV

  • SP announces names of 6 party candidates for Rajya Sabha elections October 31, 2014

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month. The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi...
  • MPs complain against bad food in Parliament canteen, say they fell sick July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained against bad quality of food. JDU MP KC Tyagi and SP MPs Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan raised the issue of the poor quality food being served in the Parliament canteen. All the MPs claimed that the food...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • 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 @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • UP CM's reaction on rapes: Are our politicians insensitive? June 4, 2014

    Even though the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been facing severe criticism over the Badaun gangrape and murder case, it is still on the defensive. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the media of highlighting rape cases only in Uttar Pradesh and ignoring those happening in other...
  • Mulayam will retain Azamgarh seat, not Mainpuri: Ram Gopal May 6, 2014

    Samajwadi Party national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday said that his brother and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will retain the Azamgarh seat instead of Mainpuri after winning the elections. He also exuded confidence of Mulayam becoming the prime minister in the event of winning the Lok Sabha seat...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • SP replaces Lucknow candidate Ashok Bajpayi with Abhishek Mishra March 27, 2014

    The Samajwadi Party on Thursday changed its candidate for the Lucknow parliamentary seat, now naming Science and Technology Minister Abhishek Mishra as its nominee. The announcement was made by party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. The 37-year-old Mishra, currently a legislator from Lucknow (North), is a former IIM-Ahmedabad professor. He replaces Ashok...
  • Not returning to Samajwadi Party, says Amar Singh January 23, 2014

    Former Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has dismissed speculations about his return to the party fold. Pointing out that he will never "again fall in the Samajwadi trap", the leader also announced late Wednesday that he would be distributing blankets to the riot victims at...
  • SP, BSP skip allparty meet, NDA wants Lokpal Bill passed in din December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders told Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari at the allparty meet on Monday that the Lokpal Bill be passed in the din, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) skipped the meeting. The Samajwadi Party is adamant...
  • Homosexuality is unethical and immoral: Samajwadi Party December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it will oppose any amendments to Section 377 if it comes in Parliament for discussion. Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, "Homosexuality is unethical and immoral, it is against the culture of the country and we will fight it." Meanwhile, it's a...
  • 'Crowds at Modi rallies? People flock to see dacoits too' November 8, 2013

    Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Thursday compared crowds at BJP star Narendra Modi's rallies with people who flock to see a dacoit in the ravines of Chambal. Yadav, a cousin of Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, also asserted that Modi would never be able to make it as...
  • Left, SP, JD(U) leaders meet ahead of convention against communalism October 11, 2013

    Leaders of Left parties, Samajwadi Party and JD(U) met in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the preparations for a national convention against communalism to be held later this month, but ruled out forming a front for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. "No Front is being set up. All of us...
  • SP sacks Ram Asrey Kushwaha as general secretary October 1, 2013

    Lucknow:In a sudden move, the Samajwadi Party (SP) late on Tuesday removed its national general secretary Ram Asrey Kushwaha. In an official statement issued by national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, the party announced that Kushwaha was being removed from the post with immediate effect. The statement attributed the decision to party...
  • Muslim community has undeterred faith in Mulayam Singh Yadav: Ram Gopal Yadav September 13, 2013

    As controversy continues over senior UP Minister Azam Khan keeping away from its Agra meet, Samajwadi Party on Friday said no one can "blackmail" the party as nobody has the stature which SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav enjoys among the Muslim community SP National General Secretary, Ramgopal Yadav said. "No one...
  • Samajwadi Party to contest outside UP also: Ramgopal Yadav September 11, 2013

    With a view to expand Samajwadi Party's base outside the Hindi heartland, the party's national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday said SP would contest Lok Sabha elections outside Uttar Pradesh as well. Talks are going on for the party to contest elections in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh...
  • SP disapproves of Centre's proposed free mobile scheme September 7, 2013

    Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, on Saturday disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the government poor. "The government is working like a father who is rendering his...
  • Immediate action need to be taken against Asaram, says SP leader Ramgopal August 31, 2013

    Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, on Saturday, said that in matters as serious as the one concerning Asaram Bapu, action need to be taken immediately as per the law. "Action as per the law should have been taken by now against Asaram Bapu, but why it has not been...
  • Is there an attempt being made to divide and communalise Jammu and Kashmir Further? August 12, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday assured the country that there will be no repetition of 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir when Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley by the terrorists. He said the government will not allow forced migration or resettlement of people now wile emphasising that...
  • BJP, Cong spar over Kishtwar, govt says won't allow repeat of 1990 in J&K August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday assured the country that there will be no repetition of 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir when Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley by the terrorists. He said the government will not allow forced migration or resettlement of people now wile...
  • Don't sack Omar government over Kishtwar violence: Ram Gopal Yadav August 12, 2013

    The Samajwadi Party on Monday said the Jammu and Kashmir government should not be sacked because of the communal violence in the state. "The state alone cannot manage the situation. But dismissing the (state) government is not a solution either," Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told the Rajya Sabha. "But central...
  • Where was Sonia when Mayawati suspended officers, asks SP August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's intervention in the IAS officer Dugra Shakti Nagpal's suspension case. He has asked that where Sonia was when former chief minister Mayawati was suspending officers. "Sonia Gandhi is chief of the Congress. She can write to the...
  • Center should not interfere in UP govt's internal matters, says SP August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Reiterate his stand on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, which has created a war of words between the Congress and the Uttar Pradesh government, senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that he does not regret his statement on the issue. Justifying the suspension, the...
  • BPL definition should be changed, says Ram Gopal Yadav August 5, 2013

    Samajwadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told CNNIBN that there are two issues with Food Security. He said the government must ensure the nation that the entire produce of farmers will be purchased on minimum support price. The Below Poverty Line (BPL) definition should be changed. ...
  • Top UP cop touches feet of SP leader January 24, 2013

    Etah: The district police chief was in the eye of a storm after he reportedly touched the feet of national general secretary of Samajwadi Party Ram Gopal Yadav during a programme. Senior superintendent of police, Ajay Mohan Sharma touched Rajya Sabha MP Yadav's feet on Wednesday during an eye camp at...
  • Both Congress, BJP need other parties to form govt: SP leader January 19, 2013

    The Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav has said that both the party and the BJP will not be able to form a government on their own. ...
  • UP: Mulayam wants Akhilesh to remove few ministers January 10, 2013

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is unhappy with the functioning of his son Akhilesh Yadav's Cabinet and has said that some ministers need to be changed. On the Other hand Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reiterated that the state government was doing a good job. Sources claimed that Mulayam admitted...
  • Quota bill can be challenged in court, warns SP December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Strongly opposed to quota for government job promotions, the Samajwadi Party on Monday asked the government to rethink on the bill, warning that it could have a very serious fallout and may be challenged in court. Participating in a debate on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Ram Gopal...
  • UPA govt acting under BSP pressure: Ram Gopal Yadav December 13, 2012

    Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav said that the party would continue to protest against the quota bill. ...