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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 President Akhilesh Yadav speaks during his

Akhilesh Yadav to contest from family bastion Karhal, uncle Shivpal from Jaswant Nagar

Elections | Jan 24, 2022, 07:41 PM IST

Karhal, a Yadav-dominated seat, is represented by Sobaran Singh Yadav since 2007. The BJP had last won this seat in 2002 when its candidate Sovaran Singh had won the elections.

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UP Polls 2022: Shivpal Yadav to contest from Jaswantnagar on SP ticket

Elections | Jan 22, 2022, 11:32 PM IST

The leader also said that he will be contesting on Akhilesh Yadav- led Samajwadi Party's seat instead of his own party Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party.

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UP Elections 2022: Akhilesh is my leader, want to see him as CM: Shivpal Yadav

Elections | Dec 25, 2021, 03:46 PM IST

"Our main aim is to remove BJP from power and SP should come into power under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav," Shivpal added.

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma.

Aaj Ki Baat: Full episode, December 16, 2021

India | Dec 17, 2021, 12:09 AM IST

India's Number One and the most followed Super Prime Time News Show ‘Aaj Ki Baat – Rajat Sharma Ke Saath was launched just before the 2014 General Elections.

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Akhilesh, Shivpal bury differences after 4 years to put up united front against BJP in UP Polls

Elections | Dec 16, 2021, 06:48 PM IST

Allegedly upset over his diminishing stature in the party, Shivpal had resigned and floated a new party altogether in 2018 and called it Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia.

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Have been seeking alliance with SP for last 2 years: PSP chief Shivpal Yadav ahead of UP polls

Elections | Nov 08, 2021, 06:23 AM IST

Shivpal Yadav also hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that people are disappointed with the party. 

It has been the endeavour of the Samajwadi Party to stitch

Samajwadi Party to form alliance with Shivpal Yadav's outfit. Here's what Akhilesh has to say

India | Nov 03, 2021, 04:54 PM IST

The SP has already announced an alliance with Om Prakash Rajbhar's Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SPSP). Akhilesh Yadav, who is an SP MP from Azamgarh and regarded as the CM face of his party, earlier announced his decision of not contesting next year's UP polls.

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Samajwadi Party would have won 25 seats in 2019 if Akhilesh...: Shivpal Yadav

India | Oct 13, 2021, 09:30 PM IST

Talking to India TV, Shivpal Yadav said that he still hopes that in order to fight and defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in UP, his estranged nephew Akhilesh Yadav should join hands with him.

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Shivpal Yadav gives ultimatum to Akhilesh Yadav after meeting Om Prakash Rajbhar, Asaduddin Owaisi

India | Sep 30, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

Shivpal Yadav said that he would wait till October 11 to get a response from Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav after which he would decide his own course of action.

Chunav Manch: Shivpal Yadav says Pragatisheel Samajwadi

Chunav Manch: Shivpal Yadav says Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (L) will be kingmaker in UP polls

India | Sep 29, 2021, 06:35 PM IST

Shivpal Yadav said he will abide by whatever decision Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Yadav takes, but expressed doubt if Akhilesh will agree to it.

India TV Chunav Manch: CM Adityanath to Akhilesh Yadav,

India TV Chunav Manch: CM Yogi to Akhilesh Yadav, full list of leaders who will speak their mind out

India | Sep 29, 2021, 11:35 AM IST

India TV Chunav Manch, is once again set up to talk about what can be the electoral equations in UP, what is the situation of parties in UP and many more.

Asaduddin Owaisi meets Shivpal Yadav in Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls 2022: Owaisi meets Shivpal Yadav, alliance speculations intensifies

India | Sep 22, 2021, 07:30 AM IST

Asaduddin Owaisi, who had already announced that his party AIMIM will contest on 100 seats, is looking for a strong partner in the state, as he does not have a big face in UP.

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Cracks reappear in Yadav clan as Akhilesh, Shivpal hold separate Holi events in Saifai

India | Mar 30, 2021, 11:32 AM IST

Surprisingly, the party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav, stayed away form Holi celebration at his native village.  

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Will have alliance with SP to defeat BJP in 2022 UP assembly polls: Shivpal Yadav

Politics | Nov 19, 2020, 10:20 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) president Shivpal Yadav on Thursday said it would be his "first priority" to have an alliance with the Samajwadi Party to defeat the BJP in the UP assembly election in 2022. 

BJP invited me to join, claims Mulayam's brother Shivpal Yadav

BJP invited me to join, claims Mulayam's brother Shivpal Singh Yadav

Politics | Nov 02, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

Replying to a question, Shivpal Singh Yadav said that everyone has seen the result of the SP-BSP alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "We will now see the result of BJP-BSP alliance," he added.

Akhilesh responds to Shivpal's offer with a cold silence

Akhilesh Yadav responds to Shivpal Yadav's offer with a cold silence

India | Nov 20, 2019, 01:35 PM IST

More than 24 hours after Shivpal Yadav put forward a proposal for unity on Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday on November 22, Akhilesh Yadav has chosen to completely ignore the overture.

Shivpal again extends olive branch to Akhilesh

Shivpal again extends olive branch to Akhilesh Yadav

India | Nov 19, 2019, 02:43 PM IST

Both Samajwadi Party and the PSPL have faced a humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections and there is pressure from their cadre to join hands. Relations between Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav have been under tremendous strain since 2016 and in 2018, Shivpal floated his own party, PSPL.  

Shivpal ready ally with Akhilesh Yadav but not return to

Shivpal ready to ally with Akhilesh but not return to Samajwadi Party

India | Jul 08, 2019, 03:51 PM IST

In a visible softening of stand, Shivpal Yadav, who heads the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP), has said that he is ready to forge an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, which is slated to be held in 2022.

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We will form government in Uttar Pradesh in 2022: Shivpal Yadav

Politics | Jun 15, 2019, 07:23 AM IST

“We've decided to contest the 2022 elections. We've to strengthen the party so that in 2022 Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) forms a government on its own. Rumours are that there'll be merger, this should put an end to all that,” said Shivpal Yadav.

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Uncle Shivpal, nephew Akhilesh unwilling to unite

India | Jun 14, 2019, 12:59 PM IST

Shivpal Singh Yadav categorically said that he had no plans to merge his Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) into the Samajwadi Party.

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