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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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Akhilesh yadav finally meets Shivpal Yadav, alliance on cards

News | Dec 16, 2021, 06:19 PM IST

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday reached Shivpal's residence to meet his disgruntled uncle. The meeting which lasted for almost 45 minutes assumes significance on the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections which is slated early next year.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Eye on 200 seats... what is Shivpal Yadav's complete plan for UP election | EXCLUSIVE

News | Oct 13, 2021, 09:52 PM IST

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav's uncle and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party President Shivpal Yadav has indicated a reconciliation with the Samajwadi Party in view of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections may be on the cards. 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.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Shivpal Yadav launches 'Samajik Parivartan Rath Yatra' from Vrindavan

News | Oct 12, 2021, 10:04 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) national president Shivpal Yadav kickstarted his campaign for the upcoming assembly polls with a 'rath yatra' in Vrindavan here on Tuesday.

UP police officer touched Shivpal Yadav's feet, Video goes Viral

News | Feb 15, 2021, 01:44 PM IST

The video of a UP Police CO touching Shivpal Yadav's feet goes viral on social media. the video has caused a huge stir in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.

Shivpal Yadav may ally with Samajwadi Party for 2022 UP elections

News | Nov 19, 2020, 11:13 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya) chief Shivpal Yadav on November19 indicated that he will forge an alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

'Willing to sacrifice everything to unite again with Samjwadi leaders': Shivpal Yadav

Politics | Aug 16, 2020, 01:01 PM IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) President Shivpal Yadav on August 16 said that he is willing to sacrifice everything to unite again with Samjwadi leaders.

Shivpal Yadav to contest 2019 LS election election from Firozabad

Politics | Jan 27, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

Shivpal Yadav to contest 2019 LS election election from Firozabad

Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav constitutes Samajwadi Secular Morcha

Politics | Aug 29, 2018, 02:46 PM IST

Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav constitutes Samajwadi Secular Morcha. The SP leader said that he will provide full honour to Mulayam Singh Yadav in the newly constituted party.