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SP MP Jaya Bachchan at a press meet in support of Trinamool Congress, in Kolkata, Monday, April 5, 2021.(PTI)

'Leg broken, but still fighting': Jaya Bachchan campaigns for Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The actor-turned-politician was campaigning in Tollygunge for TMC candidate Arup Biswas. She is in West Bengal from April 5 to April 8 to campaign for Mamata Banerjee's party.
Speaking to ANI, Shafiqur Rahman Barq said: "This FIR is equivalent to a fake FIR. Yadav ji our President. This move by the complainants is not acceptable. Instead of covering what Yadav ji spoke on in the press conference, the media is busy covering his FIR related stories. Yadav ji too has lodged an FIR against the complainants in response. This move was acceptable."(ANI)
Speaking to ANI, Shafiqur Rahman Barq said: "This FIR is equivalent to a fake FIR. Yadav ji our President. This move by the complainants is not acceptable. Instead of covering what Yadav ji spoke on in the press conference, the media is busy covering his FIR related stories. Yadav ji too has lodged an FIR against the complainants in response. This move was acceptable."(ANI)

SP leader Shafiqur Rahman Barq condemns FIR against Akhilesh Yadav

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 05:20 PM IST
On March 10, a scuffle broke out after some media persons allegedly came close to the security cover of Akhilesh Yadav during his press conference in Moradabad.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked UP CM Yogi Adityanath during his press conference in Moradabad. (File Pic/Representational)(PTI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked UP CM Yogi Adityanath during his press conference in Moradabad. (File Pic/Representational)(PTI)

Akhilesh Yadav predicts a repeat of Uttarakhand in Uttar Pradesh ahead of polls

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:22 AM IST
  • Akhilesh Yadav also continued to build on his claim that UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath was taking credit for projects started during Yadav's tenure as the CM of the state.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has inducted leaders from other parties into the SP fold with much fanfare.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has inducted leaders from other parties into the SP fold with much fanfare.(PTI Photo)

In run-up to UP polls, several leaders switch loyalties to Samajwadi Party

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • Time is right for party-hoppers to switch loyalties as the state is now into poll mode, says an expert.
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference.(ANI)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference.(ANI)

SP to initiate 'cycle yatra' against BJP's 'oppression' of Azam Khan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:26 PM IST
The yatra will begin from Rampur, the home district of Azam Khan, on March 13 and conclude on March 21 in Lucknow, party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said in a statement issued here.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav during a press conference, in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav during a press conference, in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

People are joining Samajwadi Party in droves: Akhilesh Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:23 PM IST
  • “The way the chief minister is lying in the assembly, the kind of language he is using in the assembly, and the way people are joining Samajwadi Party in droves; BJP will be swept out and the people will ‘deploy’ SP in the state in 2022.” said Akhilesh Yadav
UP former CM Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in Lucknow. (HT Photos/Pankaj Jaiswal)
UP former CM Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in Lucknow. (HT Photos/Pankaj Jaiswal)

No more advice, time for SP to form govt: Akhilesh Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:36 PM IST
  • The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state has been re-inaugurating projects already been inaugurated by the Centre.
Samajwadi Party leaders protesting outside UP Assembly on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party leaders protesting outside UP Assembly on Thursday.(HT Photo)

SP leaders protest outside Uttar Pradesh Assembly as budget session begins

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Speaker Hriday Nath Dikshit had called an all-party meeting on Wednesday to seek cooperation from state leaders in smooth conduct of the session.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (BJP), Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury (Samajwadi Party) and leaders of other parties attended the meeting.(ANI)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (BJP), Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury (Samajwadi Party) and leaders of other parties attended the meeting.(ANI)

UP Assembly Speaker seeks cooperation of all parties for smooth budget Session

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:52 PM IST
The Budget Session will begin on Thursday with the Governor's address to the joint sitting of the Assembly and the Council, and will continue till March 10. The budget will be presented on February 22.
BJP's strength in the UP legislative council is bound to increase after the polls.(HT FILE)
BJP's strength in the UP legislative council is bound to increase after the polls.(HT FILE)

BJP, SP candidates step closer to unopposed election to UP legislative council

By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST
  • 10 BJP and two SP candidates are in the fray in the legislative council polls for 12 seats. Their unopposed election is being seen as a foregone conclusion, provided none of the remaining candidates withdraw, which will otherwise make voting necessary.
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
File photo: BSP supremo Mayawati.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

A day after Mayawati's birthday, many BSP leaders join SP

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • All joined at a membership event held in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party headquarters.
According to officials. the administration had received inputs about foodgrains meant to be distributed under the public distribution system being diverted to the black market(ANI (For Representative Purposes Only))
According to officials. the administration had received inputs about foodgrains meant to be distributed under the public distribution system being diverted to the black market(ANI (For Representative Purposes Only))

Authorities seize 550 sacks of rice from SP leader Fahimuddin's warehouse in UP

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Fahimuddin, the SP leader, failed to provide a convincing answer when asked about the presence of government ration in his warehouse.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MLA and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav arrives at party office to attend a review meeting on Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)

‘PM Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine’: Tej Pratap Yadav

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:18 PM IST
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, then, we will also take it,” said the Bihar politician, reported news agency ANI.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)

Akhilesh Yadav seeks reservation proportional to population of castes, accuses BJP of seeking to divide backward classes

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haider Naqvi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Akhilesh Yadav was talking to reporters in Chitrakoot upon his arrival for an SP training camp in Bundelkhand
NDRF team conducts rescue operations after the roof of a crematorium collapsed in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, on January 3.(HT file)
NDRF team conducts rescue operations after the roof of a crematorium collapsed in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, on January 3.(HT file)

SP teams visit UP crematorium accident site, Badaun; demand CBI probe in both incidents

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:36 AM IST
On January 3, the roof of a crematorium in Ghaziabad collapsed, killing at least 25; the same evening, a 50-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Badaun
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)

‘Covid vaccine dry run exposed UP govt’s lack of preparedness,’ alleges SP chief Akhilesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:45 AM IST
The former chief minister referred to the Varanasi incident wherein vaccine was reportedly transported on a bicycle and said such lapses put a question mark on the preparedness
The biennial election to the 12 legislative council seats of Uttar Pradesh will be held on January 28.(PTI Photo)
The biennial election to the 12 legislative council seats of Uttar Pradesh will be held on January 28.(PTI Photo)

BJP may win 10 UP legislative council seats out of the 12 going to polls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
The BJP state committee authorised the party’s state unit president to send the list of candidates to the central election committee for approval.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked three party members to get to the bottom of the Badaun gang-rape case.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked three party members to get to the bottom of the Badaun gang-rape case.(PTI Photo)

Akhilesh Yadav sets up 3-member panel to ‘probe’ Badaun gang-rape and murder

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:57 PM IST
The 50-years-old woman was gang-raped and killed allegedly by a priest and his two accomplices on Sunday when she had gone to a temple.
The number of MLCs a party can get elected to the legislative council is dependent on the number of members it has in the state assembly. The BJP has 305 members in the UP assembly, the SP 48 and the BSP 16. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
The number of MLCs a party can get elected to the legislative council is dependent on the number of members it has in the state assembly. The BJP has 305 members in the UP assembly, the SP 48 and the BSP 16. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

BJP mulls panchayat polls plan, names for 12 UP Legislative Council seats

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:27 AM IST
The six-year tenure of 12 members of the legislative council would end on January 30. They include six MLCs of the Samajwadi Party and three each of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Launch Covid-19 vaccination drive only after concrete arrangements: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Saturday’s comment triggered sharp reactions not only from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, but also from the National Conference’s vice-president Omar Abdullah.
Yadav also said that the process should commence only after making concrete arrangements.(PTI)
Yadav also said that the process should commence only after making concrete arrangements.(PTI)

Akhilesh Yadav urges Centre to not treat vaccination programme like ‘cosmetic event’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Yadav stirred up controversy on Saturday when he said that he could not trust the BJP government’s vaccine and that he would not be taking it. His remarks have drawn criticism not only from BJP leaders but from leaders of other parties as well.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)

‘Never listened to his father’: MP home minister jabs Akhilesh Yadav for Covid-19 vaccine remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Speaking about the vaccine on Saturday, Akhilesh Yadav discouraged people in Uttar Pradesh from getting vaccinated. “How can I trust the BJP’s vaccine, no chance? When our government is formed, everyone will get a free vaccine. We cannot take the BJP vaccine. The inoculation programme under the BJP-led regime cannot be trusted,” Yadav had said.
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani during a press conference to announce the approval of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani during a press conference to announce the approval of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Vaccines 100% safe, rumours of impotency is ‘absolute rubbish’: Somani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Somani was trying to dispel rumours associated with vaccines as anti-vaccination groups continued to challenge the need and safety of the shots not only in India but also in several other countries despite rising Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)

‘How can I trust BJP’s Covid-19 vaccine’: Akhilesh Yadav won’t get vaccinated for now

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Yadav also attacked the Yogi Adityanath led-BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over its handling of the pandemic. “Why cold-chain and refrigerators for vaccine now? This government was warding off Covid by clanging plates, claps, and hovering helicopters over hospitals,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media at a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

SP to form next govt in UP, will withdraw cases against CAA protestors: Akhilesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav predicted that the 2022 assembly election in Uttar Pradesh will usher in a historic change and propel his party to power.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)

BJP govt crossed all limits of injustice, atrocities; farmers will bring them down: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Yadav attacked the government in tweets and at a press conference after Urdu poet Munnawar Rana’s daughter Somaiyya Rana, Bahujan Samaj Party’s Masood Alam and former MLA Ramesh Gautam joined his party.
Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting a grand office built for party president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh.(ANI Photo)
Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting a grand office built for party president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh.(ANI Photo)

Coming up: Grand office for Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh with an eye on 2022

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh unit leaders said there was a need for a spacious office space for the SP president in the town since several party workers and followers come to meet him during his visits.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will form the alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming Assembly polls(PTI)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will form the alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming Assembly polls(PTI)

Samajwadi Party will ally with smaller parties in next assembly polls, says Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Speaking to media when asked about the party’s alliance in the upcoming Assembly election in the state to stop the BJP, Yadav said, “Samajwadi Party will forge an alliance with smaller parties. Our experience has not been good with big parties.”
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, at party office in Lucknow.(PTI)

UP govt not carrying out development works in my constituency Azamgarh: Akhilesh Yadav

Azamgarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Yadav was in his constituency Azamgarh to attend a wedding function. He also paid his condolence to former minister Waseem Ahamd, who passed away recently.
Akhilesh Yadav’s party has been backing the farmers’ stir against three new agri laws.(PTI)
Akhilesh Yadav’s party has been backing the farmers’ stir against three new agri laws.(PTI)

BJP govt ignoring farmers by adopting a heartless attitude: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav had on Thursday said the farmers’ stir was also a movement to restore democratic values and that is why people are “emotionally connected” with it to save democracy.
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