SAMAJWADI PARTY

  • 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. ...
  • Even as Mulayam rides Victorian buggy at birthday bash, confidante Azam Khan says celebrations funded by Dawood, Taliban November 21, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan kicked off yet another controversy by his irate comments during the birthday celebration of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. When questioned about the funding for the grand event, an irate Khan said that it is funded by terror group Taliban and underworld don Dawood...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan November 20, 2014

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • 75-feet-long cake, Victorian 'buggy' from London for Mulayam's 76th birthday November 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday on Friday. "The birthday celebrations will start from Friday midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar...
  • Mulayam calls veil system an evil tradition, says it should end November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday kicked up a controversy by dubbing the practice of "purdah" (veil) as an "evil tradition", saying it should be scrapped as it hindered progress of women. "This system did not exist in the distant past. Did Sita or Draupadi ever don a...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav to celebrate his 75th birthday in Rampur November 9, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will celebrate his 75th birthday on November 21 in Rampur, the stronghold of his trusted lieutenant and senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan. Elaborate arrangements are being made for the occasion which will also be attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Mulayam's...
  • SP announces names of 6 party candidates for Rajya Sabha elections October 31, 2014

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month. The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi...
  • Face-off between SP government, Governor over law and order in UP October 20, 2014

    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,...