Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicSamajwadi Party

Topic: Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav to make assembly polls debut from UP’s Karhal, was MLC when he served as CM

Karhal is part of Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency, where the sitting MP is Akhilesh's father and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Akhilesh was CM from 2012 to 2017.

Don’t write BSP off in UP just because Mayawati didn’t hold big rallies. See cadres on ground

Most media surveys predict BSP’s worst performance in this election. But much of this loss in UP is perceptional.

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.

SP-BJP tit-for-tat moves in UP show ideology is fungible for leaders

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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.

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Amit Shah to begin statewide tour of UP from 22 Jan, no MP to be fielded in assembly polls

In UP, which goes to polls from 10 February, BJP leaders are requesting to field family members and relatives, but the party is likely to follow the one ticket-one family diktat.

Rewind to 2017 — Akhilesh Yadav is playing BJP’s predatory game in 2022 UP polls

A UP BJP leader warned that if the issue of resignations was not resolved soon, the party would be seen as one that keeps only ‘dominant caste’ interests in mind.

Former UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, 5 MLAs join Samajwadi Party ahead of assembly polls

The five BJP MLAs who have joined Samajwadi Party are Bhagwati Sagar, Roshanlal Verma, Vinay Shakya, Brijesh Prajapati and Mukesh Verma.

Three factors that tells us who has an edge in UP elections under Covid cloud

EC has announced no physical rallies in the five states going to polls. Now it depends on which leader can go viral online like Modi.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.