Samajwadi Parti

  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' 3 days ago

    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...
  • Gadkari allows allocation of Rs 32 crore to UP to deal with drought-like situation 5 days ago

    Centre has allowed release of Rs 32 crore to Uttar Pradesh as a special case to mitigate "acute drought like situations" due to deficiency in rainfall, particularly in Bundelkhand region. Official sources said Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari allowed the allocation to the Samajwadi Party-ruled state as first instalment under the...
  • Mumbai: Samajwadi Party seeks temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of Bakri-Eid to be held later in 2014. "We have requested the Chief Minister to immediately call a meeting of administrative officers and minority affairs minister to discuss and initiate...
  • UP registers 55% rise in rape cases in 2013 1 week ago

    Under the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a steep rise in the number of rape cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Per data tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, while answering a question by Ramdas Athawale,...
  • Daughter raped, man seeks FIR against MLA for helping accused July 15, 2014

    A plea by a man, whose daughter was allegedly gangraped by three men, seeking registration of a case against a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA, a circle officer and a chief medical officer has been accepted by a local court here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Puneet Kumar Gupta on Monday fixed July 26...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • BJP set for a political showdown with the SP government in Moradabad July 15, 2014

    Moradabad: Tensions are escalating in Moradabad once again between local Bharatiya Janata Party workers and the Samajwadi Party-led government. The local BJP leaders along with their MPs will protest outside Moradabad collectorate on Tuesday. The BJP has accused the SP government of targeting BJP workers. This comes just 10 days...
  • Mid-term polls possible in UP, BJP trying to destabilise Akhilesh government, says Beni July 14, 2014

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that there was a possibility of mid-term polls taking place in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP after its massive win in the Lok Sabha elections was "trying to destabilise" the Akhilesh Yadav government. "Mid term polls are possible...
  • SP leader's son commits suicide July 13, 2014

    The 45-year-old son of a Samajwadi Party leader allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance, police said on Sunday. Amar Chand, son of Minister of State Ram Sewak Yadav, committed suicide by consuming poison on Saturday at his home in Gangapura village in Basrehar area in Etawah, Circle officer AK...
  • Rail budget disheartening from UP's point of view: SP July 9, 2014

    Terming the NDA's rail budget as "disheartening" from Uttar Pradesh's point of view, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday alleged that the biggest state of the country and the common man were ignored in it. "The budget is disheartening from UP's point of view. The biggest state of the country was ignored in...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP July 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as decisions...
  • SP leader offers to donate his eye to the Moradabad DM July 6, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party leader has offered to donate his eye to the Moradabad district magistrate, who has sustained serious injury in his eye during recent violent protests in Kanth area of the district. "There is no bigger donation then blood and eye donations in the world. If my eye can bring...
  • These allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party, says Kunwar Sarvesh Singh July 5, 2014

    In connection with the Violent protests that broke out in Moradabad on Friday, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh from BJP on Saturday denied the allegations of instigating riots and said that these allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party. He also said that this is Samajwadi Party's attempt to break his Muslim...
  • Congress blames BJP for tension in Moradabad July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday blamed BJP for tension in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh and defended the Samajwadi Party government over police action, saying there was no other option but to take law and order measures. Party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of remaining "silent" while the...
  • UP government to use social media to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements July 4, 2014

    Apparently taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's use of social media, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to take to Facebook and Twitter to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements. A directive in this regard was issued today to all principal secretaries and secretaries by the Chief Secretary...
  • Four BJP MPs, 1 MLA detained for defying ban on mahapanchayat July 4, 2014

    The issue of holding of a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area on Friday turned into a violent protest, during which BJP leaders including four MPs, and an MLA who was accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots were detained. The 'mahapanchayat' or gathering was called by the state BJP in defiance of the state...
  • Uproar in UP House over rising cases of crime against women, communal violence June 30, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of rising cases of crime against women and communal violence in the state, with opposition BSP and BJP staging separate walkouts during Question Hour. As soon as the Question Hour began, agitated BSP members voiced serious concern over rising crime...
  • Citizens protest long power cuts in Kanpur June 30, 2014

    Citizens took to the streets and blocked roads in protest against long power cuts in the city, which have affected several areas in Kanpur, police said on Monday. Residents of Hanspuram last night, staged a protest first at Naubasta sub-station and then they blocked the Barra bypass road, they said. People...
  • Watch: Police lathicharge BJP youth wing members protesting outside UP Assembly June 30, 2014

    The youth wing of the BJP protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday against the failing law and order situation in the state. The BJP workers also protested against power cuts, poor development in the state, price rise and inflation. Police used water canons and tear gas to disperse...
  • SP leader arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans June 30, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was booked in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district for raising slogans in favour of Pakistan, police said om Monday. Samajwadi Party leader Mehmood Alam, resident of Jhinjhana town, was arrested on the Meerut-Karnal highway when he was extorting money from the passers-by. Alam was drunk when he...
  • UP cop transferred after minister booked in dacoity and arson case June 28, 2014

    A senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh was transferred after a cabinet minister was booked in a dacoity and arson case. Sambhal Superintendent of Police Piyush Srivastava was transferred late on Friday, apparently for his role in booking Fisheries Minister Iqbal Mehmood in the case. Masood was accused by lawyer Nutan Vijay...
  • SP government ignoring the warning signals by Met department: BJP June 28, 2014

    The BJP on Friday urged the Uttar Pradesh government to prepare a contingency plan for farmers in the wake of the delayed monsoon and prediction of scanty rainfall. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Chandra Mohan said the state is facing the spectre of a drought and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party...
  • UP govt announces 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' June 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme', aimed at benefiting about 40 lakh families in the state. "Nearly 40 lakh families will benefit from the scheme and a sum of Rs 500 will be transfered in the bank accounts of head of each family every month," Chief Secretary Alok...
  • 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...
  • People disappointed with Modi's rail fare hike move, SP stops train in protest June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is facing criticism over the steep hike in rail fares. Political parties are up in arms against the fare hike and are demanding a rollback of the decision. In Allahabad, Samajwadi Party workers stopped a train in protest of the 14.2 per cent hike in...
  • SP government always in favour of Hindi, Urdu: CM Akhilesh Yadav June 21, 2014

    Amid controversy over Centre's move to give priority to Hindi on official social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said the SP government and the party had always been in favour of Hindi and Urdu. "I presented my budget in Hindi itself. But when we are in favour of Hindi you...
  • Governor BL Joshi's resignation worries Akhilesh government June 20, 2014

    Amid calls for the sacking of the Uttar Pradesh government over the rising crime graph, the exit of Governor BL Joshi is causing worry to the Samajwadi Party regime. Joshi's resignation on Tuesday is likely to add to the already mounting challenges for the Akhilesh Yadav government, which fears that a...
  • BSP antagonized many Dalits in UP whom the BJP wooed: Book..1 June 27, 2014

    Disaffection among a large section of Dalits for the Bahujan Samaj Party may have paved the way for fragmentation of this caste group in Uttar Pradesh and led to a "great possibility of them being co-opted in a Hindutva project", says a recently-released book. "The BJP is trying to acquire the...
  • Media targeting Uttar Pradesh government as part of conspiracy by BJP: Samajwadi Party June 16, 2014

    Under attack from opposition over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party on Monday accused the media of "targeting" its government under a "conspiracy sponsored by BJP." "The media is selectively targeting SP government in the state. Why the media has so much interest in the state. The...