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2-Hour Meet For Akhilesh-Mulayam Floats Hope But No Truce


NEW DELHI: Akhilesh Yadav and estranged father Mulayam Singh Yadav are making a renewed effort at a truce to keep their Samajwadi Party from cracking in two just ahead of the election in Uttar Pradesh. After a meeting that expanded beyond two hours, sources said a peace treaty was discussed with these compromises: Mulayam Singh, who was replaced as party ... Read More »

Many Rounds Lost To Son Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav Picks Fight Over Cycle


NEW DELHI:  When Akhilesh Yadav, then only 39 years old, won Uttar Pradesh in 2012 to become the country’s youngest chief minister, his victory was powered by his free-wheeling campaign, promising jobs, education and development, all while mounted on a cycle, which is the Samajwadi Party’s symbol. On Monday, his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, claimed that the symbol – with ... Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav’s Hostile Takeover Of His Party


After Akhilesh Yadav’s coup against Netaji and Pitaji Mulayam Singh Yadav, songs from the movie “Sultan” were blaring all over Lucknow as delirious youth danced to “Tipu Bhaiyya” being crowned Sultan. The song that they should have been playing was Queen’s “I want to break free” – Akhilesh Yadav’s favourite song. The most significant fact however, remains that while Mulayam ... Read More »

Yadavs Make Peace, Akhilesh Back In Party Less Than 24 Hours Later


LUCKNOW: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was expelled from the Samajwadi Party by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he has been taken back in the party. The decision was announced after the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister met Mulayam Singh this afternoon at the party chief’s residence. The meeting was organised by senior Samajwadi Party leader and ... Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav, Expelled By Father Mulayam Singh, Meets Party Lawmakers


LUCKNOW: Akhilesh Yadav’s 5 Kalidas Marg residence cum office has buzzed with activity since early this morning, with lawmakers and other leaders of the Samajwadi Party arriving for a meeting that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has called. On Friday evening party chief and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled Akhilesh from the party for six years, for refusing to ... Read More »

Samajwadi Party Rift Widens With Parallel Lists From Akhilesh Yadav, Uncle Shivpal


LUCKNOW:  The Yadav versus Yadav war heated up on Thursday evening with parallel lists of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections coming both from Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the camp of his son Akhilesh Yadav. Hours after an unsigned list surfaced in the evening, which sources said, was from the Chief Minister’s camp and contained the ... Read More »

CCO: Punishment For Holding More Than 10 Old Notes


It will be a crime to have more than 10 banned notes after Friday, under a new rule approved by the government. An ordinance or executive order was cleared by the cabinet today and will be sent to the President for his sign-off. 500 and 1,000-rupee notes were banned by the government on November 8 in a massive anti-corruption move. ... Read More »

‘Why So Rattled,’ Asks BJP After Mayawati Defends 104-Crore Bank Deposit, Attacks PM Modi


LUCKNOW:  Mayawati, chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), today said “every penny” of the over 100 crores deposited in a bank account of her party after the notes ban is accounted for, and accused the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “misusing power to malign the image” of her party before crucial elections in Uttar Pradesh. “The ... Read More »

Mulayam appoints Gayatri SP national secy


Lucknow: In a surprise move, Samajwadi Party national president Mulayam Singh Yadav elevated party MLA from Amethi assembly constituency Gayatri Prajapati appointing him secretary of the party’s national executive. Amidst talks of a possible SP-Congress alliance, political observers were of the view that the move has been made to accomodate Gayatri in case the SP has to vacate the Amethi ... Read More »

Amid Samajwadi Party Tussle Over Tickets, Shivpal Yadav Hints Who’s Boss


LUCKNOW:  On Sunday afternoon, Samajwadi Party’s Uttar Pradesh Chief Shivpal Yadav, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle, sent out a series of tweets – seemingly without provocation – suggesting that he was the boss when it came to distributing tickets for the assembly elections due early next year. “Tickets will be distributed based on wins. So far 175 people have been ... Read More »