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Born in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, Shivpal Yadav is the leader of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia). He is the uncle of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, and is the younger brother of of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav . He graduated from KK Degree College, Etawah (Kanpur University) in 1976 and went on to Lucknow University to pursue his Bachelor of physical education which he completed in 1977. Shivpal Yadav first became the Member of Legislative Assembly in 1996 from the Jaswantnagar Assembly constituency. Later in 2003, Yadav became a cabinet member in the UP government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav. Under Akhilesh Yadav's government, Shivpal Yadav was made cabinet minister again in 2012. In 2009, when the then UP SP president passed away, Shivpal was appointed the president. He was also appointed as the Leader of the Opposition when Mayawati was the chief minister. In 2016, the leader was appointed as the Samajwadi Party state chief. However, he resigned days later from all the party posts and ministerial berths held by him in the Uttar Pradesh government due to internal party feuds. After leaving the Samajwadi party, Shivpal Yadav founded the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party to retain socialist values in August 2018. Ahead of the 2022 UP elections, Shivpal Yadav said that his party's priority is to form an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, saying that it should be allotted 100 seats. Earlier this month, Akhilesh Yadav also said that he would be working to join hands with Shivpal Yadav on Mulayam Singh's birthday.

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Samajwadi Party declares Shivpal Yadav as National General

Akhilesh Yadav bestows big responsibility on Uncle Shivpal Yadav; declares him SP's General Secy

India | Jan 29, 2023, 05:47 PM IST

This came a day after the party President Akhilesh Yadav held a meeting at the party office.

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Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) merges into Samajwadi Party

India | Dec 16, 2022, 12:39 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia-SP merger: Akhilesh Yadav presented a party flag to his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav in Saifai, indicating the merger of PSPL with the SP. An SP's flag was also put on Shivpal Singh Yadav's vehicle.

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Mainpuri by-election 2022: Shivpal Yadav asks people to call Akhilesh Yadav as 'Chhote Netaji'

Elections | Nov 30, 2022, 06:40 PM IST

Mainpuri by-election 2022: Shivpal Yadav is campaigning for Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav in Mainpuri seat, which fell vacant due to the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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Mainpuri by-election 2022: Shivpal Yadav's emotional tweet to declare support for Dimple

Elections | Nov 17, 2022, 11:44 PM IST

Mainpuri by-election: The Samajwadi Party is hoping to win the crucial bypoll to keep its 'fort' safe after the demise of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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Mainpuri bypoll: Akhilesh, wife Dimple Yadav meet uncle Shivpal ahead of byelection

Elections | Nov 17, 2022, 04:03 PM IST

The bypoll on the Mainpuri seat has been necessitated due to the demise of Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and the area is considered to be the party's stronghold.

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Uttar Pradesh: Shivpal Yadav's party to go solo in local body elections

India | Sep 17, 2022, 10:05 AM IST

Shivpal Yadav is the uncle of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and younger brother of SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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Shivpal Singh Yadav announces formation of new political party

India | Dec 16, 2022, 01:34 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh news: Shivpal Yadav said the organisation- 'Yadav Renaissance Mission' - was not for or against any political party.

Samajwadi Party had earlier written to Shivpal Yadav,

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.

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav.

Samajwadi Party's ultimatum to Shivpal Yadav: 'You're free to go...'

India | Jul 23, 2022, 03:59 PM IST

Samajwadi Shivpal party rift: Akhilesh Yadav's estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav, apparently miffed at being excluded from the list of star campaigners of the Samajwadi Party for LS polls, has now said his Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) will independently contest the upcoming polls.

Shivpal Yadav with Akhilesh Yadav

President election: Shivpal unhappy with Akhilesh's choice, says, 'will vote for Droupadi Murmu'

India | Jul 09, 2022, 12:52 PM IST

President election: Shivpal also termed his nephew, Akhilesh Yadav's choice of presidential candidate as 'political immaturity.'

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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.

Azam Khan, Shivpal skip SP MLAs' meet ahead of UP Assembly

Azam Khan, Shivpal skip SP MLAs' meet ahead of UP Assembly session

India | May 22, 2022, 10:18 PM IST

Azam Khan, who was recently released from the Sitapur jail after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a cheating case, didn't attend the meeting due to health reasons, according to a party leader

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav.

Why BJP delaying his induction: Akhilesh on reports over Shivpal's 'drift' towards saffron camp

India | Apr 27, 2022, 11:28 PM IST

Shivpal Yadav reacted to his nephew’s remark, terming it as "irresponsible" and a statement of 'nadani' (immaturity) and dared him to sack him as party legislator instead.

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Samajwadi family feud 2.0? Miffed Shivpal meets Azam in jail, takes swipe at Akhilesh

India | Apr 22, 2022, 04:58 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party President Shivpal Yadav reached Sitapur on Friday morning to meet the detained SP MLA and former minister Azam Khan in Sitapur jail.

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'If he thinks I have links with BJP, why doesn't he expel me': Shivpal dares nephew Akhilesh

India | Apr 21, 2022, 01:57 PM IST

"If Akhilesh thinks, I am in touch with the Bhartiya Janata Party, why doesn't he expel me," Shivpal Yadav said on Thursday.

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Shivpal Yadav dissolves all executive committees of his party

India | Apr 16, 2022, 03:45 AM IST

Azam Khan is lodged in jail in connection with a number of cases of theft, criminal intimidation, and illegal encroachment among others.

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Shivpal Yadav's bonhomie with BJP gives big headache for Akhilesh

India | Apr 02, 2022, 02:24 PM IST

Talks are doing the rounds in the political circles that as part of the plan, the BJP might send Shivpal Yadav to Rajya Sabha and give his Jaswantnagar seat to his son Aditya Yadav.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Pragatisheel

Shivpal's meet with CM Yogi fuel speculations of possible break up with Akhilesh Yadav

India | Dec 27, 2022, 03:38 AM IST

The speculation gained strength after the sulking socialist leader Shivpal Yadav recently met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath amid reports of strains in the SP-led alliance.

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) (Lohia) chief Shivpal

Cracks in Samajwadi Party-led alliance? Sulking Shivpal Yadav meets Yogi Adityanath

India | Mar 31, 2022, 12:25 PM IST

Shivpal Yadav had contested the Assembly elections from Jaswantnagar seat of Etawah on the symbol of the Samajwadi Party headed by his nephew Akhilesh Yadav.  

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

India | Mar 26, 2022, 12:54 PM IST

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.

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