Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicMulayam Singh Yadav

Topic: Mulayam Singh Yadav

My friend Ravish, the IITian, Rhodes scholar who loved the roads & pavement thumping journalism

Ravish Tiwari chose journalism to “do something different”. He left his mark on it with a brilliant grasp of politics, and fearless, objective, irreverent reportage.

Aparna isn’t even the first Yadav to break away: 9 times politics came before family in India

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav moving to BJP has brought the spotlight on political family splits. Such cases have been seen across states and parties.

Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘sister-in-law’ Aparna joins BJP, dy CM Maurya calls him a ‘failed family man’

Aparna Yadav is married to Prateek, Akhilesh’s step-brother. While joining the party, she thanked ‘respected Modi and Yogi’ and said she wants to work for the nation.

Why Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer part of the UP poll campaign 

The Samajwadi Party patriarch dominated the state politics for decades but for the second state election in a row, is missing from the campaign. 

Another rift in Mulayam’s family as niece Sandhya Yadav switches to BJP for panchayat polls

Sandhya Yadav has been Mainpuri district panchayat president since 2016, representing the SP. But her husband joined BJP in 2019 and she has now followed suit.

Akhilesh first choice as ally, if he refuses, we’ll go with smaller parties, uncle Shivpal says

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Yadav says 2022 UP polls could be tough for nephew and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav if he 'doesn't take others along'.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, 80, tests positive for Covid

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mulayam Singh Yadav is being monitored by doctors and is asymptomatic as of now, Samajwadi Party tweeted Wednesday.

Opposing Ram in 1990s was easy. Yadavs’ secularism will be tested with Krishna in 2020

BJP's Krishna janmabhoomi movement in Mathura will be an agni-pariksha for cow-belt leaders such as Tejashwi Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.

How Amar Singh exposed the underbelly (or hypocrisy) of Indian politics

Amar Singh’s friendships across political, corporate and Bollywood spheres made him what he was. The ‘fixer’ tag that came with it was only ‘rajniti’ for him.

Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mumbai hospital for ‘abdominal complaints’

The 80-year-old Samajwadi Party leader was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai three days ago.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.