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Tag: Samajwadi Party

LS polls: 3rd phase sees largest deployment of EVMs

New Delhi: The third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections saw the largest-ever deployment of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 2.11 lakh polling stations spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories, the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that ever since their […]

Unknown Shalini Yadav to challenge Modi in Varanasi

Lucknow:The Samajwadi Party has fielded Shalini Yadav as the joint candidate of the SP-BSP alliance in Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. A light-weight candidate, Shalini Yadav has unsuccessfully contested he Mayoral polls in Varanasi on a Congress ticket in 2017. Shalini Yadav is the daughter of former Rajya […]

Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, addressing her first […]

Dimple files nomination for Kannauj LS seat

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Dimple Yadav, wife of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday held a grand road show before filing her nomination from the Kannauj parliamentary seat. During the road show, she was seen with her husband and children on a chariot. MPs Jaya Bachchan and Dharmendra Yadav along with several party workers, […]

BSP-SP announce tie up for LS polls, keep Congress out of it

Lucknow: Arch rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced on Saturday that they will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state while leaving Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, which has been kept out of the alliance. The other […]

SP-BSP alliance will knock out BJP in Lok Sabha polls: Akhilesh

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said an alliance between his party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will knock out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a ‘chaupal’ in Kannauj, the Lok Sabha constituency of his wife Dimple Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh […]

UP govt failed to create jobs, address farm distress: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to create job opportunities for the youth and ensure remunerative prices for crops to farmers. He claimed that people belonging to all sections of society were facing problems. “Debt-ridden farmers are committing suicide. The future of the youth […]

Counting of votes concludes in MP; Congress falls short of majority mark

Bhopal: The Congress party won 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh but fell short of the majority mark of 116 after counting for legislative assembly elections concluded today. While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 109 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party won 2 seats, Samajwadi Party won one seat and Independents got four seats. In a […]

BJP using social media to spread hatred: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for “using social media to spread hatred against religions and communities”. In a statement issued here, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that this was fast turning into a major threat to democracy, with any person or […]

KCR, Akhilesh discuss proposed front

  Hyderabad: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao here and discussed the latter’s proposal for formation of a Federal Front. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister called on KCR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief is popularly known, at his official residence. KCR also hosted a […]

Jaya Bachchan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

Lucknow: Actress-turned-politician Jaya Bacchan on Friday filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh as the candidate of the Samajwadi Party. Accompanied by party Vice President Kirnmoy Nanda, chief spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary, Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav and Sahara India founder Subrata Roy, Jaya Bachchan filed three sets of papers at the Central Hall of […]

Samajwadi Party demands CBI probe into loan waiver to IMFA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha state committee of Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded a CBI probe alleging a scam behind Rs 2300 crore loan waiver to Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited (IMFA). Members of Samajwadi Party led by State President Rabi Behera staged demonstration before the CBI office in Bhubaneswar and submitted a memorandum to the […]

Centre urged for Central status to Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party today urged the Centre to grant Central University status to Utkal University which completes 75th year of its establishment next month. “Utkal University is the 17th oldest university of the country which was established on 27th November, 1943 to fulfil the hope and aspiration of the people of Odisha,” […]

Not floating new party now, says Mulayam

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday ruled out floating a new party now and also distanced himself from the decisions taken by his son and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. “No new party is being formed today,” the veteran socialist leader said. “I disagree with his decisions,” he said of Akhilesh Yadav, who […]

Shot dead
Local SP leader shot dead in Ballia

Ballia: A local Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants near Gopalpur Baghaut village here, police said. Sumer Singh, SP’s former district unit secretary was on his way to attend a wedding ceremony along with his friend last night when the two assailants, with their faces covered, overtook them and opened […]

Shivpal announces new party, Mulayam to head it

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Friday announced he was floating a new political party to be headed by his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav. The new outfit will be called the Samajwadi Party Secular Morcha, said Shivpal Yadav, the estranged uncle of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Sidelined since 2016 when […]

Fast food
Fast food... Oh really! Govt’s baffling reply to Potato price rise

Bhubaneswar: As some political parties have come forward to blame the State government for the artificial rise in prices of potatoes in State, the latter has served up a baffling response. After the Samajwadi party attributed the failure of the potato mission in State as the reason behind the rise in price of the vegetable, […]

SP Odisha unit demands probe into petrol pumps tampering with dispensing units

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Unit of Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded an inquiry into short-selling of petrol and diesel by allegedly tampering with the system in dispensing units by petrol pumps. “We on behalf of Samajwadi Party Odisha State Committee draw your kind attention and request you to take an exemplary step in to aforesaid matter,” […]

Police officer stands guard in front of the RBI head office in Mumbai
Currency returned to RBI post-note ban being calculated: FM

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is still calculating and taking stock of the currency that was returned to banks post demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. In response to a question by Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal in the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley said that the RBI was taking stock of […]

Narendra Modi
Modi wins landslide in UP, crushes SP, Congress, BSP

Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday scored a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh in a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, halfway through his first term, and decimated rivals, the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and the BSP. Riding on the Modi wave, the BJP swept to an unprecedented two-thirds majority winning a whopping […]

New Year Bash
Bengaluru outrage: Time for law to step in

By Sandeep Sahu The incorrigible Abu Azami has done it yet again! Three days after a group of men brought shame to the city of Bengaluru, the country at large and men folk in general by groping, molesting and assaulting women out on the streets to ring in the New Year, the man known as […]

Akhilesh's policies creating waves overseas: SP

Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has claimed that the State government’s policies were finding an echo on foreign shores and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was being lauded for his visionary decisions. Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary said today that during his recent visit to France and Netherlands, policies and schemes like […]

Agra woman takes on SP leader

Agra: A young woman took on a Samajwadi party leader here when his motorcade brushed past her two-wheeler and one of the guards, she claimed, winked at her. The woman was on her way to see a doctor on Sunday when local Samajwadi party leader Abhinav Sharma’s car grazed past her vehicle, knocking her down. […]

Sunanda Pushkar murder: Amar Singh questioned

Delhi Police today questioned former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh as part of its probe into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Samajwadi Party demands compensation for rain-hit farmers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of Samajwadi? Party today demanded that the state government announce compensation for the farmers who lost their paddy crop and vegetables due to unseasonal rains for the past three days.

6 Janata Parivar parties agree to become one; Mulayam to oversee merger

In a move aimed at consolidation of opposition forces, six constituents of the erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' will soon become one party as their leaders on Thursday authorised Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to work out the "modalities" in that direction