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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.

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'If it went on Bundelkhand Expressway...': Akhilesh shares video of elephant, takes jibe at BJP

India | Jul 29, 2022, 11:35 PM IST

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.

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National Herald Case: Akhilesh Yadav comes out in support of Sonia Gandhi

India | Jul 29, 2022, 08:57 AM IST

National Herald Case: This is the first time that the SP President has openly spoken in support of Congress leaders.

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Lok Sabha Election 2024: SP’s estranged partners willing to fight polls with Akhilesh-led alliance

Elections | Jul 27, 2022, 09:56 AM IST

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.

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Samajwadi Party's 'free to leave' letter speaks of SP chief's 'political immaturity': Shivpal Yadav

India | Jul 26, 2022, 03:52 PM IST

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.

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Akhilesh Yadav slams BJP govt over potholes in 'Bundelkhand Expressway' days after inauguration'

India | Jul 26, 2022, 08:53 AM IST

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.

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Uttar Pradesh: Govt accords 'Y' category security to SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar

India | Jul 22, 2022, 12:59 PM IST

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.

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Arvind Kejriwal counters PM Modi's jibe, says loan waivers 'for friends' promoting revadi culture

India | Jul 16, 2022, 08:45 PM IST

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.

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What Akhilesh Yadav said on Rajbhar's advice to join hands with Mayawati for 2024 elections

India | Jul 05, 2022, 06:50 PM IST

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.

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NCW seeks action against Akhilesh Yadav for tweet against Nupur Sharma on Prophet row

India | Jul 04, 2022, 02:20 PM IST

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".

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Samajwadi Party dissolves all national, state executive bodies with immediate effect

India | Jul 03, 2022, 01:08 PM IST

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.

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UP Bypoll Results 2022: Owaisi slams Akhilesh, says 'Samajwadi Party incapable of defeating BJP'

India | Jun 27, 2022, 07:57 AM IST

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.

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Rampur LS by-election results: Azam Khan gets angry, questions authenticity of polls | WATCH

India | Jun 26, 2022, 07:15 PM IST

The BJP demolished two Samajwadi Party bastions by wresting the Rampur and Azamgarh parliamentary seats. The BJP won both seats in the by-elections.

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Owaisi calls Samajwadi Party 'useless' after Akhilesh loses Rampur, Azamgarh in UP bypolls

India | Jun 26, 2022, 07:34 PM IST

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.

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Cracks appear between SP, alliance parties; Shivpal Yadav to strike out

India | Jun 09, 2022, 02:41 PM IST

"Last few months have been the most 'testing times' of my life," Shivpal Yadav said in reference to the Samajwadi Party.

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'While one criticises country abroad, other...': Yogi draws similarities between Akhilesh and Rahul

India | May 31, 2022, 07:21 PM IST

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.

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'Tu Tu Main Main': Maurya, Akhilesh indulge in ugly spat in assembly; Yogi intervenes

India | May 25, 2022, 04:44 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav launched an attack on the BJP government, in the UP assembly on Wednesday. He called them the most unsuccessful government in history.

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'Had quit Congress on May 16': Kapil Sibal files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh

India | May 25, 2022, 04:43 PM IST

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.

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Yogi-Akhilesh face-off in UP assembly over law & order, CM taunts latter with Mulayam's old remark

India | May 24, 2022, 09:48 PM IST

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.

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'...DNA of Hindu nafrat': Shehzad Poonawalla's take down of Akhilesh Yadav over his temple remark

India | May 19, 2022, 12:44 PM IST

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.

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'...mandir ban gaya': Akhilesh Yadav mocks Hindu temples

India | May 18, 2022, 10:57 PM IST

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.

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