Samajwadi Party

  • SP workers attempt suicide after EC revokes ban on Amit Shah, cane-charged 18-04-2014 03:42 PM

    Hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers allegedly attempting self-immolation were assaulted by police with canes in Allahabad on Friday, and three of them were arrested, police said. The Samajwadi Party workers and activists were protesting the withdrawal of a ban by the Election Commission on campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party general...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi 18-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said...
  • EC's decision to revoke ban on Amit Shah unfortunate, says SP 18-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Terming Election Commission's decision to revoke the ban on BJP leader Amit Shah's participation in election campaigning as "unfortunate", Samajwadi Party on Friday said that it was an "injustice" to party leader Mohd Azam Khan. "The decision of EC to lift ban on Amit Shah's campaigning is unfortunate..It's injustice to...
  • Miffed SP appeals to EC to lift ban on Azam Khan, reconsider decision on Amit Shah 18-04-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: While the Election Commission has lifted its ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah allowing him to hold rallies, Samajwadi Party is sulking as its senior leader Azam Khan continues to stay away from party campaigns following EC directives. The SP has appealed to the EC to reconsider...
  • Akhilesh Yadav says Modi's 'affection' for Muslims just a show off 17-04-2014 07:07 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader. "Modi was remembering Muslims at the time of Lok Sabha elections, but in reality his love...
  • LS polls: 11 UP seats record 62.5 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 06:28 PM

    Voters in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday, and 62.5 per cent balloting was recorded, officials said. The Election Commission said brisk polling was reported from Moradabad 54.4per cent, Pilibhit 48.6per cent, Nagina 53.24per cent and Lakhimpur Kheri...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape 17-04-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world....
  • After ban on campaign, EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks 16-04-2014 09:38 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning. The EC's decision came days after it had banned the two leaders from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. While censuring the...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • Akhilesh attacks Modi, says Mulayam Singh 'most able' person for PM post 15-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Citing the experience of hisfather Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he was the "most able" person forthe post of Prime Minister. Addressing an election rally in Firozabad in support of hiscousin Akshay Yadav, Akhilesh made a veiled attack on NarendraModi, saying it would be...
  • Local BJP leader files complaint with EC over ballot numbers 15-04-2014 03:47 PM

    BJP filed a complaint in Mathura with Election Commission alleging that the district election office flouted norms in placing names and allotting ballot numbers on the EVM to various candidates contesting the Mathura Lok Sabha seat. BJP's district general secretary Ravindra Pandey in his complaint said that the district election...
  • Has Mulayam lost it, ask UP women on rape remarks 15-04-2014 12:04 AM

    In a dingy bylane in the old city area, a family is trying to come to terms with life after their six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and killed by a neighbour and three minors. The recent comment by Mulayam Singh Yadav that rapists are "young men who commit mistakes" has...
  • LS polls: UP government will fall after Modi becomes PM, claims Uma 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday claimed that a number of Samajwadi Party legislators are in touch with her and the Uttar Pradesh government will fall once Narendra Modi becomes prime minister. "People of the state and even legislators are angry with Akhilesh Yadav government. After Narendra Modi becomes prime...
  • Congress flays Azam Khan for doubting EC's credibility 14-04-2014 07:44 AM

    Congress on Sunday criticised Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for raising doubts over the credibility of the Election Commission and stood behind the poll body for its independence. It also said the tone and tenor of such statements are not appreciable in public discourse. Criticising Khan for his statement that...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan 13-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding...
  • Never said rape victims should be punished, says Abu Azmi 13-04-2014 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi on Sunday clarified his remarks on consensual sex saying that his comments were distorted. He said that he has in no way advocated punishment for a rape victim and rapists should be handed out the strictest punishment. Azmi said, "They had asked...
  • Amit Shah booked in two more cases by UP Police 12-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday registered two cases against Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in Muzaffarnagar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct following a direction of the Election Commission, which has also banned him from campaigning in the state. While one case has been...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has courted controversy once again with an ugly and personal attack on the Gandhi family. Azam Khan said that Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi were 'punished by god for their misdeeds'. After his alleged hate speeches, Azam Khan on Friday said Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi...
  • Samajwadi Party will stop communal forces, says Akhilesh Yadav 11-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Claiming that only Samajwadi Party is capable of stopping communal forces, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Friday, said that the next government at the Centre will not be formed without it. "SP will stop communal forces. The next government at the Centre will be formed only by support...
  • Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray 11-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Nashik: Training his guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for questioning capital punishment to the Shakti Mills rape convicts, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said it is shameful that the country has such political leaders who have no respect for women. "It is shameful that there are political...
  • Defiant Mulayam says 'wrong' anti-rape law should be amended 11-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Seeking to wriggle out of his controversial remarks on rape, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday, said "no one respects women more than Samajwadi Party" but stuck to his stand that the "wrong" anti-rape law should be amended. "Today there is nobody in the country who respects women more than Samajwadi...
  • Delhi gangrape victim's parents condemn Mulayam's remarks 11-04-2014 03:52 PM

    The parents of the Dec 16 rape victim in New Delhi on Friday condemned the outrageous remarks of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on rapists, and urged people not to elect such a leader as he does not "honour" women. In the remark that raised a storm, Mulayam Singh...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark 'rubbish' 11-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is derailed now," Lalu Prasad told reporters here before leaving for campaigning. He said Mulayam Singh...
  • Hema Malini fights BJP's ally-turned-foe in Mathura 11-04-2014 03:32 PM

    Five years ago she came here seeking votes for Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Jayant Chaudhary. But the sitting MP is now her main rival and tormentor, whom she accuses of non-performance. It is a perfect role reversal for Bollywood's 'Dreamgirl' Hema Malini and the scene is set in Mathura, the...
  • Ayesha Takia slams father-in-law Abu Azmi's 'stoning for sex' comment 11-04-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Ayesha Takia on Friday took to Twitter to vent her anger against her father-in-law Abu Azmi, a Samajwadi Party leader. "If what I am reading about my father in laws statements are true then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed n ashamed...(sic)," she wrote on Twitter. She...
  • SP shocker again, Abu Azmi says punish sex out of marriage by stoning 11-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Joining the group of India's retrograde politicians now is Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi. Azmi, in an interview, has said that sex out of marriage should be punished by stoning. He also backed death penalty for both men and women, irrespective of whether it is rape...
  • UP government seeks poll panel's nod to hike staff DA to 100 per cent 11-04-2014 11:35 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh government has sought the Election Commission's permission to hike the dearness allowance of state government employees to 100 per cent, officials said on Friday. The ruling Samajwadi Party has pushed for the hike with an eye to the 17 lakh strong state employee population, a senior official...
  • SP backs Mulayam's rapist remarks, faces criticism from Congress, BJP 11-04-2014 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav got himself embroiled in yet another controversy as he defended rapists saying sometimes boys make mistakes but don't deserve the death penalty which was strongly criticised by his rivals. While addressing a rally in Moradabad, he even went to the extent of...
  • Mulayam's rape shocker: Who said what? 10-04-2014 11:55 PM

    In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav sparked off a controversy by opposing death penalty to rape convicts. "Boys do commit mistakes but giving death penalty is wrong," SP chief said. Addressing a...