Samajwadi Parti

  • Rail budget disheartening from UP's point of view: SP 08-07-2014 10:04 PM

    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...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP 07-07-2014 01:17 PM

    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...
  • SP leader offers to donate his eye to the Moradabad DM 06-07-2014 10:43 PM

    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...
  • These allegations are politically motivated by Samajwadi Party, says Kunwar Sarvesh Singh 05-07-2014 07:29 PM

    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 05-07-2014 04:30 PM

    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...
  • UP government to use social media to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements 04-07-2014 11:29 PM

    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...
  • Four BJP MPs, 1 MLA detained for defying ban on mahapanchayat 04-07-2014 09:59 PM

    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...
  • Uproar in UP House over rising cases of crime against women, communal violence 30-06-2014 06:32 PM

    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...
  • Citizens protest long power cuts in Kanpur 30-06-2014 05:58 PM

    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....
  • Watch: Police lathicharge BJP youth wing members protesting outside UP Assembly 30-06-2014 01:36 PM

    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 30-06-2014 11:47 AM

    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...
  • UP cop transferred after minister booked in dacoity and arson case 28-06-2014 12:29 PM

    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...
  • SP government ignoring the warning signals by Met department: BJP 27-06-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • UP govt announces 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' 27-06-2014 05:07 PM

    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...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls 24-06-2014 03:10 PM

    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...
  • Is Uttar Pradesh slipping out of Akhilesh's hands? 22-06-2014 06:08 PM

    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 21-06-2014 08:23 AM

    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...
  • SP government always in favour of Hindi, Urdu: CM Akhilesh Yadav 20-06-2014 11:34 PM

    Amid controversy over Centre's move to give priority to Hindi on official social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadavtoday said the SPgovernment 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...
  • Governor BL Joshi's resignation worries Akhilesh government 20-06-2014 01:13 PM

    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...
  • BSP antagonized many Dalits in UP whom the BJP wooed: Book..1 19-06-2014 11:49 AM

    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...
  • Media targeting Uttar Pradesh government as part of conspiracy by BJP: Samajwadi Party 16-06-2014 11:04 PM

    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....
  • UP government should take care of law and order situation in state: Congress 16-06-2014 05:43 PM

    Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh government should take care of law and order situation in the state. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Alvi said, "I don't think the UP CM needs to resign. Samajwadi Party has the constitutional rights to run the government." ...
  • BJP hits out at SP government over dismal law and order situation, says it has failed 16-06-2014 04:09 PM

    The Centre on Monday expressed concern over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with BJP slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government there for the present state of affairs even as Congress demanded strict action against trouble-makers and miscreants. "This should not be taken as some politics being done by...
  • 'Except for Mulayam's ministers and Azam Khan's buffaloes, no one safe in UP' 16-06-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: After rapes, murders of BJP leaders and now killings of two policemen, concerns are again being raised on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. The Akhilesh Yadav government has come under attack once again for the lawlessness in the state. Former SP MP Shahid Siddiqui took...
  • SP defiant despite deaths of three BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh 16-06-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: Concerns are being raised over the falling law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. Three BJP leaders have been killed in two weeks in the state. The latest was Uttarakhand BJP leader Rakesh Rastogi, who was found dead in his car in Bareilly on Sunday. "The MHA is...
  • SP workers biggest challenge to Uttar Pradesh's law and order: BJP 10-06-2014 11:55 PM

    Terming Akhilesh Yadav's law and order review meeting with state officials on Tuesday as "farce", BJP said it would be better if the Chief Minister reviewed his party because SP workers were the "biggest challenge" to the law and order of Uttar Pradesh. "Without correcting policies and intention, neither law...
  • BSP demands dismissal of UP government, stages walkout in RS 10-06-2014 01:20 PM

    BSP on Monday demanded dismissal of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh over deteriorating law and order situation and staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha. Raising the issue soon after the House met for the day, BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue of alleged Badaun rape case and...
  • BJP attacks Uttar Pradesh government for power crisis 09-06-2014 11:39 PM

    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...
  • SP MLA forces official to sign a document against his wish 07-06-2014 08:11 AM

    In a bizarre incident, an MLA ofthe ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh allegedly barged into the office of a government official in Allahabad and forced him to sign a document against his wishes. Ajay Bharti, MLA from Bara constituency, allegedly forced Project Director Vijay Kumar Srivastava on Thursday to...
  • UP: Politicians remain defiant despite rising cases of crime against women 05-06-2014 11:03 PM

    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...