Samajwadi Party

  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief 14 hours 18 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 50 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Ramgopal Yadav rules out Amar Singh's return into Samajwadi Party 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Youth wing of political parties join hands with aspirants to protest against CSAT 5 days ago

    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 SP-BSP tie-up 6 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tie-up with Mayawati-led 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 tie-up...
  • Government cracks the whip on RJs for mimicking MPs: Are we becoming a humourless society? 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 bike-borne assailants 1 week ago

    A local Samajwadi Party leader and his associate were shot dead by three motorcycle-borne 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 Lalu-Nitish 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 by-elections 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...
  • Abduction, extortion case filed against jailed SP leader Amarmani Tripathi's son August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Amarmani Tripathi's son Amanmani for abduction and extorting money. Amanmani Tripathi has been accused of allegedly abducting and extorting money from a former aide. Amanmani's former aide was heading towards AIIMS in his car in Delhi along with his...
  • Azam Khan attacks cleric Kalbe Jawad for using religious platform for politics August 6, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Wednesday attacked Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, alleging that he was using religious platform for political purpose. "Hussainabad Trust, which includes mosques and mausoleum... this so called religious leader has made them a centre of his politics," Azam alleged in a statement issued in Lucknow. The...
  • Azam Khan attacks Shia cleric over 'sale' of Waqf properties August 5, 2014

    Firing yet another salvo at Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan on Tuesday questioned alleged sale of Waqf properties during the chairmanship of his brother-in-law. In a statement issued here, Azam alleged the religious leader raised slogans in favour of Narendra Modi and added, "There was...
  • Indifference of SP workers led to LS poll debacle: Mulayam August 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday blamed the indifference of some of the party's leaders and workers as the reason behind its drubbing in Lok Sabha elections. "A number of our people had given up (before the Lok Sabha elections) and did not work wholeheartedly. We got a majority...
  • Amar Singh shares dais with SP chief after 4 years, says he was 'Mulayamwadi' August 5, 2014

    Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday shared the dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time in four years after bitter parting of ways with the party, even as he insisted that political connotation should not be attached to this gesture. Singh, who was invited to...
  • Adding political connotation to rally with Mulayam wrong: Amar Singh August 5, 2014

    Ahead of a rally where he will share the dais with SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday said it would be "extremely wrong" to add "political connotation" to his attending the programme. "I and Mulayam Singh Yadav are doing social work for a senior political...
  • Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam shares dais with Amar Singh in Lucknow August 5, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his one-time close confidant Amar Singh shared a dais at an event in Lucknow. Mulayam and Amar Singh had had parted ways in 2010 after a bitter political feud and with both of them sharing a dais has sparked speculation on whether...
  • Assembly by-polls: Samajwadi Party authorises Mulayam to choose candidates in five constituencies August 2, 2014

    The Parliamentary Board of the Samajwadi Party on Saturday authorised national president Mulayam Singh Yadav to select candidates for five assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh for which by-polls will be held soon. "Of the 12 Vidhan Sabha seats for which by-elections are due, names of seven candidates were approved by the...
  • SP govt has failed to check violence, communal clashes: BJP July 29, 2014

    BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed completely to check incidents of violence and communal clashes. "People are creating anarchy in a planned manner. Police are being attacked and property damaged. Now incidents of communal clashes in the state are making headlines...