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.
Akhilesh Yadav becomes SP President for third time
Samajwadi Party's secretary general Prof Ram Gopal Yadav said Akhilesh Yadav was the only candidate for the post. Akhilesh became SP President for the first time at an emergency meeting of the party in January 2017 when he took over the reins of the party from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Akhilesh set to be re-elected as SP chief
Uttar Pradesh unit chief Naresh Uttam Patel is also likely to retain his post, SP sources said. Akhilesh Yadav and Naresh Uttam were elected to the post they are holding at the SP's national convention in Agra on October 5, 2017. Earlier, Akhilesh had replaced his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as the SP national president while Naresh Uttam Patel replaced Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav at the party's emergency national convention, held on January 1, 2017, amid the Yadav family feud.
SP march to UP Assembly stopped, Akhilesh on dharna
Led by SP president Akhilesh Yadav, about 119 MLAs and MLCs, along with other party leaders, started marching towards the Assembly on Monday morning but were stopped by the police since they did not have the requisite permission. Police officials asked the SP MLAs to take an alternative route to the Assembly but they refused.
Akhilesh comes out in support of Congress President Sonia Gandhi
Akhilesh, while talking to reporters on Thursday evening, said that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoning Sonia Gandhi was "an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre to threaten the Opposition by putting pressure on it".
BJP should worry about Rajbhar, not me: Akhilesh
"I cannot face the Prime Minister, home minister and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after speaking ill against them. Also, I cannot use the language he (Rajbhar) uses." The SP chief further said that his party would contest the elections only with the parties that will stay together in the coming months.