Akhilesh continues to lose friends when he needs them the most
Though the Mainpuri seat is considered relatively safe for Samajwadi Party, in view of the prevailing political situation in the state, the SP will need all its resources to retain the seat from where Dimple Yadav is contesting. The seat has been a SP stronghold and Mulayam Singh had never lost any election from here. It is important for the SP to win the seat and retain Mulayam's legacy. The BJP is yet to announce its candidate, but former SP allies are already predicting the SP's defeat in Mainpuri.
Dimple Yadav to contest Mainpuri LS seat
The Mainpuri seat was held by Mulayam Singh Yadav who passed away last month, necessitating a by-election.
Akhilesh Yadav is surrounded by sycophants: Shivpal Singh Yadav
Shivpal, who is the national president of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL), has said that Akhilesh Yadav was surrounded by sycophants.While talking to reporters at a private programme, he said, "He is surrounded by sycophants who believe in mere flattering."
Akhilesh faces huge challenge in Mainpuri
Less than a month after the demise of Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav faces a major challenge in the form of by-elections in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat that was held by his late father. The Mainpuri seat is extremely crucial for the Samajwadi Party as well as the family since it has been one of the strongest Samajwadi bastions since 1989.
Azam Khan paying price of opposing 'communal forces': Akhilesh
Reacting to the disqualification of Azam Khan from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, following his conviction in a hate speech case, Akhilesh added that the recent development was an example of revenge politics. Akhilesh said Azam's role in setting up a top-class institute for higher education -- Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University -- for youth of Rampur and adjoining region also worried the BJP, which is only interested in disrupting the education system in the state.
Submit proof of 'deletion of Muslim, Yadav voters' names' claim, EC tells Akhilesh Yadav
Stating that the law doesn't provide for electoral roll based on caste or religion, the poll panel noted that the Representation of People Act, 1950 and the Representation of People Act, 1951 envisage various provisions aimed at ensuring purity of electoral registration, revision and final roll and provisions for penalties and criminal liabilities for undue interference, including false declaration knowingly and promoting enmity between classes.
Mulayam Singh Yadav's ashes immersed in Sangam
SP national president Akhilesh Yadav, along with other family members, reached Prayagraj by a special plane. On Monday, the Yadav family had immersed the ashes of the late leader in Haridwar. SP patriarch and former UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had breathed his last on October 10 at Medanta hospital in Gurugram.
Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away at 82
Mulayam Singh Yadav's son and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted about his demise. Mulayam Singh Yadav was 82 and had been on life support system since the past one week. He was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram on August 22. According to hospital sources, he breathed his last at 8.15 a.m. on Monday.