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“The party will give respect to Dalits and other backward sections that the BJP did not do,” said Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav (ANI Photo)

With an eye on UP polls, SP to flag off Dalit outreach programme from today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 06:20 AM IST
  • Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav has been hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party, insisting his party will give due respect and participation to Dalits and other backward sections
UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh in a Hindi tweet said Yadav could not come barely one kilometre from his residence to Mall Avenue in Lucknow to pay tributes to Kalyan Singh.
UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh in a Hindi tweet said Yadav could not come barely one kilometre from his residence to Mall Avenue in Lucknow to pay tributes to Kalyan Singh.

Love for Muslim vote stopped you from paying tributes to Kalyan: BJP to Akhilesh

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 11:42 PM IST
  • On the night of Kalyan Singh's death, Akhilesh Yadav had condoled his death in a tweet but neither he nor any other SP leaders went personally to pay respects to the former UP CM like some other opposition leaders.
The Samajwadi Party is taking out the demonstration across Uttar Pradesh to register its protest against the Centre and state government.(HT Photo)
The Samajwadi Party is taking out the demonstration across Uttar Pradesh to register its protest against the Centre and state government.(HT Photo)

We may win 400 seats in UP, people are angry with Yogi govt: Akhilesh Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav said that people of Uttar Pradesh are angry with the BJP government, and this will pave way for their victory in the next assembly elections scheduled for 2022.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (PTI FILE PHOTO)

'Our doors open...' Akhilesh Yadav hints at alliance for 2022 UP polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 03:02 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party (SP) president invited small regional parties to form an alliance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav asked party leaders to start series of meetings in a bid to woo Brahmins and other upper castes. (PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav asked party leaders to start series of meetings in a bid to woo Brahmins and other upper castes. (PTI Photo)

After BSP, SP begins Brahmin outreach ahead of UP assembly elections

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 07:30 PM IST
  • Senior SP leaders who come from the Prabuddh cell and the Parshuram Peeth met party chief Akhliesh Yadav on Sunday.
“The SP's attack on the BJP government is very deceiving and unbelievable because the SP regime was known for similar abuses of power deployed to win elections at all costs," said Mayawati(HT_PRINT)
“The SP's attack on the BJP government is very deceiving and unbelievable because the SP regime was known for similar abuses of power deployed to win elections at all costs," said Mayawati(HT_PRINT)

BJP’s power abuse rekindles memories of SP rule: Mayawati says no to local polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • Hitting out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP over its “verbal opposition” to the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, Mayawati said the former was known for similar abuses of power to win elections.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav wrote in a tweet posted in Hindi that police should become a faith symbol of the public. (PTI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav wrote in a tweet posted in Hindi that police should become a faith symbol of the public. (PTI)

Hope new UP DGP stops BJP’s tradition of filing false cases: Akhilesh Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 05:42 PM IST
  • Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, on the other hand, criticised Congress, Samajwadi Party and the ruling BJP governments for misusing the police and official machinery during their reign
File photo of BSP national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria.(ANI Photo)
File photo of BSP national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria.(ANI Photo)

'Group of opportunists and power greedy people': BSP's latest tirade against SP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 04:28 PM IST
  • With less than a year left until the legislative assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, leaders of all major political parties have ramped up their attacks against each other.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(HT Photo)

Will Samajwadi Party to go solo in UP Polls? Akhilesh Yadav reveals

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Stressing that residents of the country's most populous state want a new government, Yadav said, "People will vote for change."
The action has been taken on the directives of the party president Akhilesh Yadav,(PTI)
The action has been taken on the directives of the party president Akhilesh Yadav,(PTI)

Samajwadi Party ousts its 11 district chiefs

PTI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • Reports said the party's nominees in many districts did not turn up for filing their nomination papers for the post of zila panchayat chairman.
Mayawati accused Samajwadi Party of “specialising in the narrow politics of hate, manipulation, malice and casteism”.(PTI)
Mayawati accused Samajwadi Party of “specialising in the narrow politics of hate, manipulation, malice and casteism”.(PTI)

Mayawati attacks SP after Akhilesh meets rebel BSP MLAs

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:41 AM IST
On Tuesday, six rebel BSP MLAs met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in the party office. After the meeting, the group’s leader Aslam Raini announced that 11 rebel BSP MLAs would launch a new political party.
Samajwadi Party leader Tej Narayan Pandey sought a CBI probe into the alleged land scam in which the price of the land was changed within minutes.(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Samajwadi Party leader Tej Narayan Pandey sought a CBI probe into the alleged land scam in which the price of the land was changed within minutes.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

Ram Mandir: Opposition alleges 'major' land scam; Won't comment now, says Trust

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Ravi Mohan Tiwari and Sultan Ansari bought land worth 2 crores at 7.10 pm. At 7.15 pm, Champat Rai of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust bought this land from them for 18.5 crore, AAP said, released documents on social media.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. (File Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. (File Photo)

Akhilesh Yadav calls for cancelling UP board exams in view of Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 01:02 PM IST
A day ago, the government decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the decision has been taken in the interest of students.
Azam Khan(File photo)
Azam Khan(File photo)

SP leader Azam Khan in critical condition, on oxygen support

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:44 AM IST
  • Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan tested positive for Covid-19 on April 30. Azam’s health suddenly deteriorated on May 9, following which he along with his son was sent to Lucknow by an ambulance.
In September 2019, the court had issued summons to Azam Khan, his wife Tazeen Fatima and their son taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by Rampur police,(PTI file photo)
In September 2019, the court had issued summons to Azam Khan, his wife Tazeen Fatima and their son taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by Rampur police,(PTI file photo)

SP leader Azam Khan shifted to ICU as his oxygen requirement goes up

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:53 PM IST
  • The oxygen requirement of former Uttar Pradesh urban development minister Azam Khan shot up to 10 litres per minute and this required shifting him to ICU
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (File Photo / PTI)
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (File Photo / PTI)

Covid positive Azam Khan, son shifted to Lucknow hospital from Sitapur jail

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:40 AM IST
On May 2, the jail administration tried to convince Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for treatment at Lucknow's King George's Medical University but the SP leader refused to move out of the jail.
Trends and results available for 3,050 district panchayat wards on Wednesday evening showed the SP winning or leading in 779 wards. (PTI Phot/Representative)(HT_PRINT)
Trends and results available for 3,050 district panchayat wards on Wednesday evening showed the SP winning or leading in 779 wards. (PTI Phot/Representative)(HT_PRINT)

UP panchayat polls: SP extends lead, parties try to woo independents

By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Independent candidates, a majority of them rebels from various political parties, are likely to play a crucial role in the election of the district panchayat chairpersons to be held later this month.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (PTI file photo)
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (PTI file photo)

Jailed Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan tests positive for Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 06:05 PM IST
The 72-year-old Rampur MP and other prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus disease infection in both rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests, said R S Yadav, jailer, Sitapur Jail.
SP MP Jaya Bachchan at a press meet in support of Trinamool Congress, in Kolkata, Monday, April 5, 2021.(PTI)
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, New Delhi
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 | , Moradabad
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, Lucknow
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, Lucknow
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, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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 | , Lucknow
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, Lucknow
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

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
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.
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