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    Mumbai: SP slams Congress for supporting Shiv Sena in ward committee polls

    Mumbai: The Samajwadi Party has slammed the Congress party after it extended support to the ruling party, putting its only vote in favour of Shiv Sena. As a result, Shiv Sena candidate Nidhi Shinde won the election of the party’s ‘M-East’ Ward Committee.

  • Court dismisses sedition case against SP leader Azam Khan

    Badaun (UP): A local court here has dismissed a sedition case lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for allegedly making controversial remarks on Kashmir. Chief Judicial Magistrate Amarjeet Singh dismissed the case yesterday and rejected the final report filed by the police in the matter.

  • Mumbai: Ex-corporator commits suicide, police suspect depressed due to marital discord over hubby’s 3rd wife

    Mumbai: Noorjahan Rafique Shaikh (45), an ex-corporator of the Samajwadi Party, allegedly committed suicide at her residence at Shivaji Nagar in Govandi on Monday morning. The police suspect that Noorjahan was depressed due to the marital discord over husband Rafique’s third wife. She had attempted to commit suicide six months ago, too.

  • BR Ambedkar row: Akhilesh Yadav launches attack on UP Govt

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a jibe at Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government while saying that they don’t do any work other than confusing the masses. Akhilesh’s statement comes a day after, the Uttar Pradesh Government, on the recommendation of governor Ram Naik passed an order to officially introduce ‘Ramji’ as the middle name of Dr B.R. Ambedkar in all documents and records in the

  • SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh jolted by defeat in Rajya Sabha election

    Clearly, the newly-crafted alliance between the SP-BSP in UP is jolted by the defeat of the BSP candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha poll. The BJP pulled off a surprise win from the jaws of a certain defeat, winning an extra ninth seat, while leaving the SP with a solitary seat which was bagged by Jaya Bachchan. Because the leaders of the two opposition parties were still smarting under the shock defeat

  • Maya hints at SP-BSP tie-up in 2019

    Lucknow : Clearly indicating that her ‘friendship’ with the Samajwadi Party would continue, BSP president Mayawati on Monday met the party’s coordinators to apprise them of “new strategy” to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party leaders said.

  • Mayawati hits back at BJP, says ties with SP not selfish 

    Lucknow: Accusing the BJP of seeking to drive a wedge into the new-found bonhomie between her party with the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today said the two parties’ “friendship” has been forged in national interest and not to meet any selfish end.

  • UP Bypolls: BJP jolted, Congress rejected, regional outfits revived

    The BJP has been jolted by the UP and Bihar voter. The party’s defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies and its failure to wrest the Araria Lok Sabha seat from the RJD constitutes a timely warning that the voter is looking for delivery on promises made during the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. The outcome of the by-polls may not mean anything to the stability of the Central and State

  • Gorakhpur-Phulpur bypolls: BJP gets reality check ahead of 2019 elections?

    2014: 73 seats out of 80, 2017: 325 seats out of 403. These were the number of seats that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won in 2014 Lok Sabha and 2017 assembly polls respectively. The shocking results in the bypolls of Gorakhpur and Phulpur have changed the political landscape not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in India. The bypolls were deemed necessary after Yogi Adityanath (Gorakhpur) and Keshav Prasad Maurya

  • UP Bypolls: Uttar Pradesh witnesses’ political tremors, good reason for BJP to be rattled

    New Delhi:  Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday was witness to political tremors, triggered by the Lok Sabha by-election results. First and foremost, the twin loss in seats that were held by Chief Minister Yogi and his deputy chief minister have underscored the formidable strength of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine in a state that sends 80 members to the House.

  • UP By-polls 2018: People never saw ‘acche din’, handed ‘bure din’ to BJP, says Akhilesh Yadav

    Lucknow: Elated over the victories in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav credited the outcome to BJP’s “misgovernance” and also thanked once arch foe and BSP leader Mayawati for supporting his candidates. After Samajwadi Party candidates were declared elected from both the constituencies, Akhilesh Yadav said this was a fitting reply to the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh and that the results carried a