Samajwadi Party

  • Mulayam no longer a hero for young voters in Mainpuri? 23-04-2014 09:19 PM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice. Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, said "Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us." Ironically, Yadav's falling reputation among the young stems...
  • Dimple Yadav braces up for battle in Kannauj, says I am confident of winning elections 23-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Coming from the 'first family' of Uttar Pradesh politics has not always been a cakewalk for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple, who is trying to shed the dynasty politics product tag and is banking on her "personal" rapport for a win in this seat in tomorrow's poll. The electoral...
  • LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav addresses rally in Sitapur 23-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav to address 4 rallies in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. Akhilesh had on Tuesday addressed a rally in Kannauj, a constituency from where SP has fielded his wife Dimple Yadav. Akhilesh thanked the people of Kannauj for their support in previous elections. "We were able to win...
  • MP is worth his name only if he can make officers wet their pants: SP leader 23-04-2014 09:17 AM

    A Samajwadi Party candidate on Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when...
  • MP's power? Making officer wet his pants: SP leader 22-04-2014 11:04 PM

    A Samajwadi Party candidate Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when they...
  • Campaign for Uttar Pradesh's third phase polling ends 22-04-2014 08:28 PM

    Considered to be the most crucialphase which would test the popularity of stalwarts of UttarPradesh politics, campaigning for 12 seats going to the pollsin third phase on April 24 came to an end on Tuesday. While the prestige of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav'sfamily is at the stake, the Bollywood...
  • LS polls: Azam Khan pitches for Mulayam Singh as the Prime Minister 22-04-2014 09:19 AM

    Lucknow: With the Lok Sabha polls underway and the counting day less than a month away, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has raised a pitch for party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as the next Prime Minister of the country. "It would be unfortunate for India if Mulayam Singh does not...
  • Over 7,000 farmers committed suicide in Modi's Gujarat: Mulayam 21-04-2014 09:01 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday attacked BJP leader Narendra Modi, alleging that over 7,000 farmers had committed suicide in Gujarat during his tenure. "The most costly fertiliser is being sent to farmers in Gujarat... Over 7,000 farmers have committed suicide there in Modi's regime," Yadav said at an...
  • Opponents plan to slice up Narendra Modi's Varanasi pie 21-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have a cakewalk in the high-profile constituency. Readying for a "close finish"...
  • Narendra Modi vows to cleanse the political system, set up panel to probe tainted MPs 21-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Narendra Modi on Monday vowed to cleanse the political system and Parliament from criminal elements if he comes to power and said his first job will be to set up a panel to probe pending criminal cases against the new MPs. The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said he will ensure...
  • In Bundelkhand, dacoits still call the shots 21-04-2014 03:55 PM

    In Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, power still flows from the barrel of the gun, where - believe it or not - dacoits play a key role in deciding who will win the five parliamentary seats from the region. The gang of Sudesh Patel, more popularly known as Balkhariya, has...
  • LS polls: Mayawati befooling people, says Akhilesh Yadav 20-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state. Addressing an election rally along with party MP Jaya Bachchan at Kuraoli in support of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he claimed...
  • Mulayam Singh bats for Muslim reservation 20-04-2014 06:58 PM

    In a bid to woo Muslims, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said if voted to power, his party would ensure amendments are made in the constitution for their reservation and said only SP could prevent BJP leader Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister. Muslamano ne desk ko banaya hai...
  • SP defends Mulayam's threat to teachers, says EC must rethink on notice 19-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has defended its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after the Election Commission issued a show cause notice to him for allegedly threatening contractual government teachers in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. The party now claims that the statement was made in jest and that the EC should reconsider...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • EC's notice to Mulayam for allegedly threatening teachers to vote for SP 18-04-2014 08:09 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanentstatus. Holding that Yadav has prima facie...
  • 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...