SAMAJWADI PARTY

  • Face-off between SP government, Governor over law and order in UP 5 days ago

    Lucknow: It is a face-off between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Ram Naik on Monday sparked a row by saying that there was a need to improve law and order in the state. "As a Governor it is my job to ensure that government...
  • SP continues attack on Modi, says PM not concerned about poor October 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Persisting with its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party alleged that he was not concerned about the poor and only focused on the capitalists. "The prime minister's work is to serve the people of the country but the present prime minister when touring US or Japan, talks about...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress calls off alliance with Samajwadi Party September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Two days after the Nationalist Congress Party broke its 15-year-old alliance with the Congress, the alliance trouble continues to haunt the latter. The Congress on Saturday called off its alliance with the Samajwadi Party ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. SP leaders said that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called them...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress will ally with SP, says Prithviraj Chavan September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced to call off its ties with the Congress, the Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan informed that the Congress will go into assembly polls along with Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party. The ruling party in the state said that although they offered ten more seats...
  • SP cautions Modi against China's 'policy' of pushing troops September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Thursday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi against China's "policy" of pushing troops and holding talks at the same time and said it was time New Delhi used force to push back Chinese troops which have entered Indian territory. The remarks by senior SP leader Ram Gopal...
  • Bypoll results: People have voted against communal forces, says UP CM September 16, 2014

    The Samajwadi Party took a huge lead in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, making its way ahead in nine out of 11 seats. The BJP could gain in only two seats. ...
  • 'Love' and 'jihad' are 'paak lafz', shouldn't be misused: Azam Khan September 9, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of 'love jihad', senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that both 'love' and 'jihad' are "paak lafz" (pure words) and should not be misused to vitiate the atmosphere. Talking to reporters on Monday, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said,...
  • Meerut woman who took on attackers accuses police of harassment August 24, 2014

    Meerut: Accusing police of harassment, the woman who took on a group of attackers singlehandedly on a busy street, on Sunday said that policemen were dillydallying in acting against the accused and threatened to commit suicide if she does not get justice. The woman, Mamata Yadav, said that she and her...
  • BJP accuses SP of promoting, patronising 'love jihad' in UP August 23, 2014

    Vrindavan: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday pledged to oust the "antipeople" Akhilesh Yadavled Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of "promoting and patronising love jihad" in the state. At the first day of its twoday state executive meet in the temple town in western Uttar Pradesh,...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Jaya Bachchan the reason behind my split with Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh met the party president Mulayam Singh and his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for breakfast on Tuesday the rumors of him rejoining party has again gained momentum. The former SP leader who was expelled...
  • Won't join SP again, says Amar Singh after meeting Mulayam August 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday brushed aside all the rumours of his joining the Samajwadi Party again by announcing that he won't return to the party. Singh said, "It was an informal, cordial meet. I am not joining Samajwadi Party." The remarks came after his meeting with SP...
  • Strict actions are being taken to tackle crimes: Naresh Agarwal August 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has been facing a lot of criticism over increasing rape incidents. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said, " I don't understand why is media focusing only on UP. It's not that UP is on top in terms of crimes. It's not that we are defending ourselves on...
  • RSS practicing politics of hatred: SP attacks Bhagwat for controversial remarks August 18, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. It accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." "They use such words and language to fan social tension," SP spokesperson Rajendra...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The fivemember probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Ramgopal Yadav rules out Amar Singh's return into Samajwadi Party August 17, 2014

    Samajwadi Party national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav on Sunday ruled out the possibility of taking former party leader Amar Singh back in the party. "There is no possibility of taking Amar Singh back in party. So far no such matter has been raised in the party by anyone," Yadav said in...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence August 17, 2014

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The fivemember probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Youth wing of political parties join hands with aspirants to protest against CSAT August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Union Public Service Commission examination row rocked Parliament with leaders protesting against the changed format keeping in view the interest of their states' aspirants, the youth wing of various political parties has been actively participating in the protest on the ground. Members of National Students' Union of...
  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SPBSP tieup August 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tieup with Mayawatiled BSP in near future. Khan, who was here to review the progress of construction work of Haj House on the Hindan river bank, said there was no possibility of any tieup...
  • Government cracks the whip on RJs for mimicking MPs: Are we becoming a humourless society? August 14, 2014

    The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. ...
  • Phoolan Devi murder case: Sher Singh Rana sentenced to life imprisonment August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sher Singh Rana, convicted for the murder of Samajwadi Party MP Phoolan Devi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh by a Delhi court on Thursday. Prosecution lawyer Manisha Sharma said that the court did not find the case rarest of rare...
  • SP leader, aide shot dead by 3 bikeborne assailants August 13, 2014

    A local Samajwadi Party leader and his associate were shot dead by three motorcycleborne assailants in Banda district, police said. "Badal Khan (40), SP leader and his aide identified as Pankaj (22) were going in their Scorpio towards Mataudh when they were stopped near Keotara trisection and shot at," police said. "They...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • After LaluNitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • Don't need 'broker' Jaya Bachchan to patch up relations with Mulayam Singh: Amar Singh August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has said that he does not need a broker to patch up his relations with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Speaking to Network18, Amar Singh said that he has always...
  • Congress is behind communal riots in UP: BJP August 9, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that Congress is the biggest party that spreads communalism. "Congress along with Samajwadi Party working together and in Uttar Pradesh," he said. ...
  • Assembly bypolls: Samajwadi Party announces three more candidates August 9, 2014

    The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday announced candidates for three more Assembly seats, for which byelections are to be held. Former MLA Vachaspati Pasi has been nominated for Sirathu seat, Kaptan Singh Rajput for Chakhari and Mahendra Singh Patel for Rohania, SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav...
  • Akhilesh government fails to control communal riots in UP August 8, 2014

    Meerut: As the Samajwadi Party struggles to control the communal cauldron, which many believe has been stirred by the state government itself, Akhilesh Yadav actions to curb such incidents are under question mark. Akhilesh Yadav, under whose leadership the Samajwadi Party cycled into absolute majority in 2012, has allowed UP...