SAMAJWADI PARTI

  • Over 3,700 dead, several injured in Nepal quake but SP MP wants fellow MP's relative to be saved first 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted and thousands of victims are still stranded, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav sought special treatment for relatives of politicians stuck in the disaster zone. Ram Gopal Yadav said in Rajya Sabha on Monday that special arrangements should be...
  • No name, flag or symbol but Janata Parivar merges, forms new party, names Mulayam chief April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: India has got another political party with six outfits which splintered from the erstwhile Janata Dal coming together once again to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been named the National President of the new party which is yet to...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't affect LJP-BJP tie-up in Bihar: Ramvilas Paswan April 15, 2015

    Indore: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the proposed merger of erstwhile Janata Parivar parties on the prospective alliance between his Lok Janshakti Party and the BJP in upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar. "The amalgamation of the constituents of Janata Parivar will not affect...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government 'insensitive' to farmers' suffering: BJP April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for "playing" with farmers' emotions and being "insensitive" to their suffering as it sought immediate relief for those whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rainfall. The party also accused the Samajwadi Party dispensation of giving paltry...
  • Janata Parivar merger done deal, Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the leader, says Lalu Prasad April 5, 2015

    Patna: In an effort to counter the political might of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Janata Parivar merger seems to be a done deal. With the union of Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD), Samajwadi Party(SP), Janata Dal United(JDU), Janata Dal Secular(JDS) - the political alliance aims to counter the BJP on a...
  • Uttar Pradesh: BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar resigns April 4, 2015

    Bhadohi: Founder member of BSP and former minister Deena Nath Bhaskar has resigned from the primary membership of the party, accusing the leadership of "selling tickets" to candidates. "I have sent my resignation through speed post on April 2," Bhaskar said in Bhadohi on Saturday. After "feeling suffocated" in BSP, he...
  • BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar accuses party of selling tickets, resigns April 4, 2015

    Bhadohi: Founder member of BSP and former minister Deena Nath Bhaskar has resigned from the primary membership of the party, accusing the leadership of "selling tickets" to candidates. "I have sent my resignation through speed post on April 2," Bhaskar said. After "feeling suffocated" in BSP, he joined Samajwadi Party...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Lord Ram at centre of yet another BJP-SP flashpoint April 3, 2015

    Lucknow: Hindu lord Ram is once again at the centre of a flashpoint between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. Daggers drawn over the past two decades on the Ram Janmabhoomi imbroglio, the two parties are now set to fight it out on...
  • Janata Parivar merger will have no impact on Bihar polls: BJP April 2, 2015

    Patna: Stating that the new alliance would have no impact on the Bihar assembly elections, BJP on Thursday trashed the merger talks of Janata Parivar parties even as it put chief minister Nitish Kumar in dock for "meeting leaders convicted for scams". "Whatever merger or alliance of Janata Parivar parties happen,...
  • SP MLA blames women for rapes, abortion, dowry harassment April 1, 2015

    Hamirpur: In a shocking sexist comment, a ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday said women were more responsible for rapes, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties. "...it is wrong to say that women are less guilty, they are more responsible for rapes," Shiv Charan Prajapati, MLA from...
  • JDU, RJD, SP, JDS, INLD all set to merge ahead of Bihar polls: Sources March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar elections, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Indian National Lok Dal are all set to merge and form one political outfit. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has the largest number of MPs in Parliament among the group, is...
  • Mulayam Singh blames party workers for Lok Sabha poll debacle March 23, 2015

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pain over the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha polls on Monday came to the fore as he told party workers that they poured cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre. Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist...
  • UP: Students assault professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in exams March 21, 2015

    Jhansi: Soon after the mass cheating episode came to light in Bihar, yet another grim picture of cheating in examinations was witnessed in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Students in Jhansi assaulted their professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in their college exams. A Samajwadi Party student leader was...
  • Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill with 11 amendments; Opposition walks out, Shiv Sena abstains from voting March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After facing hurdle for almost a week in Parliament, the contentious Land bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the...
  • 10 days after going on sabbatical, Rahul reaches out to Mulayam ahead of crucial week of Parliament March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Ten days after going on a sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached out to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the crucial week of Parliament. The Narendra Modi government is aiming at passing Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha and Insurance Bill in...
  • Lakhimpur: 16-year-old girl raped, body found hanging from tree February 20, 2015

    Lakhimpur: In a grim reminder of the infamous Badaun incident, a teenage Dalit girl was raped and her body was later found hanging from a tree in Nighasan area of the district, police said on Thursday. The body of the 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday morning...
  • After Modi temple in Gujarat, Azam Khan proposes a temple for Mulayam February 12, 2015

    Lucknow: On the heels of a proposed temple to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday offered to build a temple dedicated to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying "why can't a temple be constructed in his name?" "I will put a proposal before...
  • Delhi will be first nail in BJP's coffin, Uttar Pradesh the last: SP February 8, 2015

    Hardoi: Delhi Assembly elections will be the first nail in the coffin of BJP and Uttar Pradesh will put the last one, a senior Samajwadi Party leader said on Sunday. "Delhi elections will be first nail in the BJP's coffin and UP will put the last nail," SP National General...
  • Samajwadi Party launches 'Mission 2017' for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections February 7, 2015

    Lucknow: Ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday kick-started its action plan for the 2017 Assembly elections by launching block-level campaigns to make voters aware of the government's schemes to counter the growing influence of the BJP in the state. "The party's state-wide campaign was launched today and it will continue till...
  • Talks on for joining BJP: Jaya Prada January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, on Friday said that talks were on with senior leaders of the BJP on her joining the party, and that she wanted to do so to "serve" it and not to contest any elections. "I want to join BJP...
  • Dissent within JDU over alliance with RJD January 29, 2015

    Patna: There seems to be a divide in the Janata Dal United (JDU) over the party joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Five political parties including RJD, JDU and Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party are coming together to form a Janata Parivar at the national level. However, there seems...
  • Samajwadi Party MLA Kaptan Singh Rajput gets life imprisonment in a 13-year-old murder case January 5, 2015

    Jalun: Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari Kaptan Singh Rajput was held guilty along with his brother by a local court in a 13-year-old murder case and will face disqualification. According to the prosecution, Kishan was attacked and killed by Kaptan and his brother on April 20, 2002. An FIR...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to launch film trailer at Saifai Mahotsava January 4, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy 'Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishaq' at the Saifai Mahotsava on January 8. The Sachin Gupta-directed film stars Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Neha Pawar and Bhavita Anand. An official spokesman said that 90 per cent...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki December 12, 2014

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row December 12, 2014

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • Modi government used black money issue to come to power: Mulayam November 25, 2014

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also joined the Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money. He hit out at the Modi government saying, "The BJP government conspired to come to power using black money issue. It has not taken any action on the issue even after six months...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • UP: Samajwadi Party supporters thrash toll plaza employees in Barabanki district November 22, 2014

    Barabanki: In an yet another incident of hooliganism, Samajwadi Party MLA supporters on Friday thrashed a toll plaza employee in Barabanki district. Supporters of an SP Leader roughed up toll booth staff for stopping MLA Abhay Singh for driving in the wrong lane. The supporters were reportedly upset over this matter...
  • Cartoon of the day: SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday November 21, 2014

    As Samajwadi Party gears up for grand celebration of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...