Ram Gopal Yadav

  • SP replaces Lucknow candidate Ashok Bajpayi with Abhishek Mishra 27-03-2014 08:47 PM

    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...
  • Not returning to Samajwadi Party, says Amar Singh 23-01-2014 11:52 AM

    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...
  • SP, BSP skip all-party meet, NDA wants Lokpal Bill passed in din 16-12-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders told Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari at the all-party 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 12-12-2013 06:05 PM

    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,...
  • 'Crowds at Modi rallies? People flock to see dacoits too' 08-11-2013 12:14 AM

    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...
  • Left, SP, JD(U) leaders meet ahead of convention against communalism 11-10-2013 03:52 PM

    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...
  • SP sacks Ram Asrey Kushwaha as general secretary 01-10-2013 10:02 PM

    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...
  • Muslim community has undeterred faith in Mulayam Singh Yadav: Ram Gopal Yadav 13-09-2013 11:16 AM

    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...
  • Samajwadi Party to contest outside UP also: Ramgopal Yadav 11-09-2013 01:42 PM

    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...
  • SP disapproves of Centre's proposed free mobile scheme 07-09-2013 03:05 PM

    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...
  • Immediate action need to be taken against Asaram, says SP leader Ramgopal 31-08-2013 04:02 PM

    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...
  • Is there an attempt being made to divide and communalise Jammu and Kashmir Further? 12-08-2013 11:27 PM

    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 12-08-2013 03:44 PM

    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 12-08-2013 03:15 PM

    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....
  • Where was Sonia when Mayawati suspended officers, asks SP 07-08-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Center should not interfere in UP govt's internal matters, says SP 06-08-2013 07:06 PM

    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,...
  • BPL definition should be changed, says Ram Gopal Yadav 05-08-2013 10:09 AM

    Samajwadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told CNN-IBN 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 24-01-2013 07:49 PM

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  • Both Congress, BJP need other parties to form govt: SP leader 19-01-2013 01:54 PM

    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. ...
  • UPA govt acting under BSP pressure: Ram Gopal Yadav 13-12-2012 05:13 PM

    Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav said that the party would continue to protest against the quota bill. ...
  • Mohan Singh sacked, SP rift out in the open 05-01-2012 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: The rift within the Samajwadi Party is out in the open after senior leader Mohan Singh was sacked as the spokesperson after he supported the induction of tainted Bahujan Samaj Party MLA DP Yadav into the party. Singh was shown the door as party spokesperson after he favored...
  • SP leader Mohan Singh removed as spokesperson 05-01-2012 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of his pushing for controversial MLA D P Yadav's induction into the party, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday sacked Mohan Singh as national spokesman. "On direction of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mohan Singh has been removed from the post of party's national spokesman. Professor...
  • Bring media under the Lokpal: Samajwadi Party 29-12-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Taking part in the Lokpal debate in the Rajya Sabha, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav on Thursday opposed the Lokpal Bill in the present form and objected on the issue of bringing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the purview of the Lokpal. "We oppose the...
  • Om Puri sorry for remarks against politicians 28-08-2011 11:25 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a privilege motion in Parliament over use of derogatory language against politicians, Actor Om Puri on Sunday night apologised for making the remarks at Anna Hazare's fast venue but denied he was drunk at that time. Puri said he regretted calling politicians 'incompetent' and 'illiterate', saying the...