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Varanasi to be battleground for PM, Rahul, Akhilesh, Mayawati tomo

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SPchief Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati will descend on Varanasi tomorrow making it their battleground ahead of the last phase of UP polls, a schedule that has put the administration on its toes. According to the programme received by the district administration here, Modi is scheduled to

Rahul, Akhilesh, Amit Shah hold road shows

Allahabad: Hundreds and thousands on Tuesday joined the roadshow of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday. BJP President Amit Shah also staged a show of strength in the same city. Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav started their roadshow from the Bolsan roundabout where they garlanded a Mahatma Gandhi

Akhilesh, Rahul release Common Minimum Programme

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday released a Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance’s Common Minimum Programme (CMP) to the people of state. In a joint press conference in Lucknow, the leaders released the list of 10 commitments to the people of Uttar Pradesh, which includes smart phones, skill


‘Scam’ stands for SP, Congress, Akhilesh, Mayawati: Modi

Meerut:Targeting the BJP’s political rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that “Scam” is an acronym for Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said: “Do you know what ‘Scam’ stands for? It is ‘S’ for Samajwadi Party, ‘C’ for Congress, ‘A’ for Akhilesh and


Akhilesh meets Mulayam, sends reconciliation signals

Lucknow:  UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today met his father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav here, sending signals of a rapprochement between the bickering factions in the ruling party. The 90-minute one-to-one meeting at Mulayam’s residence took place against the backdrop of the SP patriarch yesterday declaring his son as the chief ministerial candidate


Mulayam fights tough battle with son Akhilesh over SP reins 

  Lucknow:  The tussle between two factions — led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh — to gain control of the ruling Samajwadi Party in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh became bitter on Monday over the claim for its election symbol, cycle. According to sources, both factions are to to meet the Election Commission of

Akhilesh declared party chief at SP national convention

Akhilesh declared party chief at SP national convention

Lucknow:  The war in Samajwadi Party was far from over today with a defiant Ram Gopal Yadav declaring Akhilesh Yadav as party president at the national convention here which was declared as “unconstitutional” by supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. The convention, attended by thousands of SP workers, unanimously “expelled” Amar Singh and removed Shivpal Singh Yadav

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces 

Lucknow: In an anti-climactic development for its political rivals, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday revoked the expulsion of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav. Only hours earlier, on Friday, both were ousted from the party for six years on charges of indiscipline and anti-party activities. The decision to revoke the expulsions was taken


Akhilesh to soon meet SP MLAs

  Lucknow:  A crucial Samajwadi Party meeting called on Saturday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is to begin shortly at his official residence. Yadav who was expelled by his father and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav late on Friday, called the meeting at his 5, Kalidas Marg residence to “test the waters” for


Mulayam expels son Akhilesh, Ram Gopal from party for 6 years 

Party would now elect a new Chief Minister Lucknow:  Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav from the party for six years for “indulging in anti-party activities”. He said the party would now elect a new Chief Minister in the poll-bound state. Also expelled


Akhilesh announces financial help for train mishap victims

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those sustaining minor injuries in the train accident in Kanpur earlier in the day. The Chief Minister has also directed officials to ensure prompt and proper treatment of the injured and warned

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

SP govt using technology for better governance: Akhilesh

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh is adopting technical advancements to provide better service to people, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said today. “Samajwadi Party government believes in adopting technical advancements in governance. It has continuously been trying to make maximum use to technology so as to provide better services to the people of

Akhilesh, Shivpal supporters clash in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Supporters of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi party leader Shivpal Yadav clashed outside the party headquarters ahead of a crucial meeting called by SP supremo Mulayam Singh

Akhilesh sacks Shivpal, three other ministers from Cabinet

  Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party appeared headed for a split after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav and three other ministers from the cabinet. The dramatic decision followed a meeting of Akhilesh Yadav with party legislators and looked like a tit-for-tat for the earlier dismissal of Akhilesh supporters

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

Shivpal changes SP candidates, Akhilesh says ‘no idea’

Lucknow: Differences in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) once again came out in the open on Monday when Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav feigned ignorance about announcement of certain party candidates for the forthcoming assembly polls. Talking to reporters after inaugurating his new office here, Akhilkesh Yadav, who is also the Chairman of the party’s state

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

No problems in family, says Akhilesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday sought to dispel speculations of a rift within the ruling Samajwadi Party, saying there could be problems in the government but not the family. Addressing the media, Akhilesh said, “This is a tussle in the government, not the family.” He said he has taken “only some”

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

Akhilesh inaugurates Haj house in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: A seven-storeyed Haj House, which will act as a transit and facilitation point for pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, was today inaugurated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The Aala Hazrat Haj House, situated on the banks of river Hindon, has been constructed by the state government on four acres of land at a cost of

BJP seeks FIR against Akhilesh, police officers for lathicharge

Lucknow: A day after a protest outside the Vidhan Bhawan, BJP today filed a police complaint demanding FIR against Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and police officers for “brutal lathicharge” on party workers. BJP’s state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters here that party MPs, MLAs, office-bearers and workers were ‘brutally cane-charged’ by police while

Two sisters meet Akhilesh after ‘blood letter’ seeking justice

Lucknow: Two teenage sisters who wrote a letter in their own blood to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking justice for their dead mother, met him here on Saturday. The girls, Latika and Tanya Bansal from Bulandshahr, had written the letter alleging that their mother Annu Bansal was burnt alive on June 14 by

Will ensure strict compliance with law to fight female foeticide: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Condemning the pratice of female foeticide, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said his government will ensure “strict compliance” with the law against it even as he called for a “change in mentality” to fight the menace. “The government will deal with the problem with full sincerity and ensure strict compliance with the law