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Akhilesh Yadav Akhilesh Yadav

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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Feud again in Samajwadi Party? Shivpal Yadav says 'not invited' to party meeting

News | Mar 26, 2022, 05:00 PM IST

Newly-elected Samajwadi Party MLAs on Saturday met at the party office in Lucknow. The meeting was chaired by party chief Akhilesh Yadav. However, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav and uncle of SP chief was not invited to the meeting. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger brother had fought polls from his family bastion Jaswantnagar and won after a truce with his Akhilesh Yadav.

Akhilesh Yadav resigns as Lok Sabha MP from Azamgarh, to continue as Karhal MLA

News | Mar 22, 2022, 05:00 PM IST

Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav has resigned from his Lok Sabha membership today. He met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the Parliament complex to submit his resignation. Akhilesh had won from Azamgarh parliamentary seat in the 2019 general election.

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav is likely to resign as an MLA

News | Mar 12, 2022, 04:20 PM IST

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav is likely to resign as an MLA, sources told India TV on Saturday. Akhilesh is a Lok Sabha MP from Azamgarh. He won the Assembly election from the Karhal Assembly seat in Mainpuri district in the just concluded polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Mamata claims foulplay in UP elections, says Akhilesh should demand forensic test of EVMs

News | Mar 11, 2022, 06:20 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that there was loot and malpractices of EVM machines during the UP elections 2022. The TMC supremo was piling on Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's allegations of 'EVM choris'.

'SP showed that BJP's seat count can be decreased': Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav

Elections | Mar 11, 2022, 11:39 AM IST

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday extended his gratitude to the people of Uttar Pradesh and said that his party showed that seats of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) can be decreased. He mentioned that SP's vote share increased by one-and-a-half fold. The SP had in 2017 polls pocketed 21.85 per cent vote share. It increased to 32.06 per cent in the just held election.

UP Election 2022: Akhilesh Yadav leading from Karhal

Elections | Mar 10, 2022, 09:42 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav is leading from Karhal in UP. Also, in UP Samajwadi Party is leading on 37 seats while BJP is leading on 100 seats.

Yogi Adityanath addresses rally in Hardoi, slams Akhilesh Yadav in his speech

News | Feb 21, 2022, 01:20 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally in Hardoi today, where he slammed Akhilesh Yadav alleging mafia raj in the former government and also the recent alleged terror links row.

SP govt did not allow terrorists to be prosecuted: PM Modi

Hakikat Kya Hai | Feb 21, 2022, 06:14 AM IST

Similarly, in 14 cases of terrorist attacks in UP, Samajwadi government had given orders to withdraw the cases from many terrorists. These people were destroying the country and the SP govt was not even allowing these terrorists to be prosecuted: PM Modi

Haqikat Kya Hai: Will this plan of Yogi stop Akhilesh from winning in Karhal?

Hakikat Kya Hai | Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 PM IST

The third phase of UP polls will be conducted on Sunday and all parties are eyeing for the seat of Karhal, where Akhilesh Yadav will be competing against BJP's SP Singh Baghel. However, Yogi Adityanath seems to have devised a plan to counter Akhilesh. Watch this report.

Muqabla: 'Samajwadi' in photo, connection with 'terrorist'?

News | Feb 19, 2022, 07:20 PM IST

24 hours before the third phase of UP Polls, various BJP leaders are alleging Samajwadi Party's connection with terrorist sentenced to death in the Ahmedabad Blasts case. Will this be a major for Akhilesh in the ongoing polls? Watch this episode of Muqabla.

Jawab Do: Is alleged Samajwadi connection of Ahmedabad blast a big trouble for Akhilesh?

News | Feb 18, 2022, 07:20 PM IST

All eyes are set on the Karhal seat of Mainpuri for the upcoming phase of UP polls. While Akhilesh seems confident on his win, will the alleged Samajwadi connection of Ahmedabad blast be a big trouble for Akhilesh?

Reporter Bike Wali: Shivpal Yadav speaks exclusively with India TV on UP elections

Feb 17, 2022, 08:40 PM IST

UP will soon be witnessing the third phase of polls. Watch as Jyoti Mishra, your 'Reporter Bike Wali', interacts with Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Akhilesh Yadav on his opinion on the ongoing elections.

Muqabla | Akhilesh Yadav ko gussa kyun aata hai?

News | Feb 17, 2022, 07:19 PM IST

Addressing an election rally in Kannuj, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav lost his cool over policemen who were deployed to control the crowd at the venue. The BJP has hit back at Akhilesh over the incident.

Haqikat Kya Hai: Phase-2 polls in UP - major challenge to Akhilesh and Jayant?

Hakikat Kya Hai | Feb 11, 2022, 10:00 PM IST

Modi, Yogi and Shah - all tall leaders in BJP have been campaigning and giving their speeches ahead of the second phase of UP polls. However, this seems to pose a major challenge for the SP-RLD alliance. Will the second phase polls be a major challenge to Akhilesh and Jayant?

Aaj Ki Baat | PM Modi attacks Akhilesh Yadav in first virtual rally by mentioning 'Nakli Samajwad'

Aaj Ki Baat | Jan 31, 2022, 11:53 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday targeted the Samajwadi Party, saying five years ago muscle men and rioters used to be the law unto themselves in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing his first virtual poll rally after the announcement of dates for the assembly elections in the state, Modi said during the previous government when Western Uttar Pradesh was burning due to riots, those in power were celebrating.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: Akhilesh Yadav confident on his win from Karhal Seat

News | Jan 31, 2022, 01:40 PM IST

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday, filed nomination from Karhal Seat of Mainpur. He seemed confident in his tone and said that he would definitely win from the seat.

Aaj Ki Baat : UP CM Yogi in door-to-door campaign describes SP’s ‘red cap’ as ‘red alert’

Aaj Ki Baat | Jan 28, 2022, 10:32 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav says, ‘I wear a red cap and also carry a red cloth in my pocket for farmers’ . Videos of protesters trying to prevent candidates from entering villages of western UP.Watch Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma.

Kurukshetra: Will Jayant Chaudhary prove to be a gamechanger for Akhilesh Yadav ?

Kurukshetra | Jan 28, 2022, 07:47 PM IST

The duo of Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary did a press conference today in Muzaffarnagar and this showed a great opportunity for the SP leader in terms of gaining Jat votes. Will Jayant Chaudhary truly prove to be a gamechanger for Akhilesh Yadav. Watch this episode of Kurukshetra with Meenakshi Joshi.

Muqabla | War for West UP witnesses 'Jinnah' and 'Pakistan' yet again

News | Jan 28, 2022, 06:45 PM IST

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is facing a barrage of criticism from the BJP leaders for his statement that Pakistan is a "political enemy" which is targeted by the BJP for "vote politics".

Kurukshetra | 'Gundaraj' vs 'Ramrajya' in battle for UP this time?

Kurukshetra | Jan 27, 2022, 09:00 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that Akhilesh Yadav has no right to raise questions over law and order in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP has claimed that Akhilesh's Samajwadi Party has fielded 'criminals' on several seats. Will votes be cast on 'Ramrajya' vs 'Gundaraj' in this UP Assembly elections? Watch Kurukshetra with Meenakshi Joshi

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