Akhilesh Yadav is the national president of the Samajwadi Party. He served as the 20th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017. Born on July 1, 1973, Yadav became the youngest CM to assume office at the age of 38. He was elected the Member of Parliament from Azamgarh in the 17th Lok Sabha. For the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, he will be contesting from his stronghold Karhal seat in Mainpuri district and won. This is the first time Akhilesh will contest an assembly election. SP has always won a majority from Karhal since 1993, except once in 2002. Akhilesh Yadav is an important face for the upcoming UP assembly elections in 2022. The Samajwadi Party has formed an alliance with the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party for the polls. The parties have given the slogan ‘Khadeda Howe’, a call to “drive out” the BJP from the state. Akhilesh is the son of veteran politician Mulayam Singh Yadav, who served as the Chief Minister of UP for three non-consecutive terms. Akhilesh Yadav began his political career in the year 2000 when he got elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Kannauj in a by-election. During his tenure as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway was completed and inaugurated. When Akhilesh became CM, the party was divided into two groups, one of which supported him, and the other sided with his uncle Shivpal Yadav. Recently, Akhilesh Yadav received backlash from the opposition after he compared Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru to the likes of Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He said that they all studied in the same institute, and fought for India's freedom.read more
Akhilesh Yadav's jibe comes days after a portion of the Bundelkhand Expressway developed deep potholes due to heavy rains within a week of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the 296-km-long road.
National Herald Case: This is the first time that the SP President has openly spoken in support of Congress leaders.
Lok Sabha Election 2024: Leaders of the two OBC caste-based regional parties, which were SP allies in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls but had left the alliance after its defeat in the elections, have all praise for Akhilesh Yadav.
Shivpal reacts to SP letter: This is Shivpal's first reaction ever since the letter stating "you are free to go" was directed to him on Saturday. The SP had also shot a similar letter to another ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar.
Akhilesh Yadav said the construction of the Bundelkhand Expressway has not been done as per standards, and care has not been taken about its quality.
SP president Akhilesh Yadav did not invite Rajbhar to a meeting convened in Lucknow in support of Sinha early this month, while another party ally and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary attended it.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal defended his government's schemes for free education, healthcare and electricity as not "freebies" but efforts to lay the foundation for making India the number one country in the world.
The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and Mayawati's BSP had joined hands for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The alliance got just 15 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Akhilesh had tweeted that "not only the face but body should also apologise and punitive action should be taken for attempting to disturb harmony and peace in the country".
The party is gearing up for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the focus is to strengthen the organisation to take on the BJP with full force.
In Uttar Pradesh by-elections, the ruling BJP won both Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituencies. BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi defeated Samajwadi Party candidate Mohammad Asim Raja in the Rampur seat.
The BJP demolished two Samajwadi Party bastions by wresting the Rampur and Azamgarh parliamentary seats. The BJP won both seats in the by-elections.
The Hyderabad MP, reacting to BJP's victory in Samajwadi Party's two strongholds, said that the result clearly shows that Akhilesh's Party has neither the ability nor the capability to defeat the BJP.
"Last few months have been the most 'testing times' of my life," Shivpal Yadav said in reference to the Samajwadi Party.
During the discussion on the budget in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Yogi added that while one criticises the country abroad, the other speaks ill about Uttar Pradesh outside the state.
Akhilesh Yadav launched an attack on the BJP government, in the UP assembly on Wednesday. He called them the most unsuccessful government in history.
Kapil Sibal has filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh. He enjoys the support of Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party.
An argument erupted between CM Yogi Adityanath and Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav in the UP legislative assembly over the law & order situation in the state.
The SP chief had on Wednesday gave a shocker when he suggested that only a rock, a red flag, and a peepal tree are enough to be called a temple in the Hindu religion.
Akhilesh Yadav also took a swipe at the BJP, and said that it is using its divisive politics and creating hatred among the people to divert their attention from core issues.