Mulayam Singh Yadav

SP 'cycle' war to continue at EC today

SP 'cycle' war to continue at EC today

New Delhi [India], Jan 13 : The Election Commission on Friday will hear the warring Samajwadi Party factions i.e. of party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and the other of his son Akhilesh Yadav, staking claims over the party symbol 'cycle'.

Candidates from both, Mulayam and Akhilesh camps cannot fight election on 'cycle' symbol at the same time, therefore, the EC will have to take a call on the issue before the filing of nominations begins.

The Samajwadi Party in-fight refuses to subside, as the current stalemate between Akhilesh and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav over the post of the party president, failed to reach a conclusion.

BJP says Mulayam responsible for Samajwadi Party rift

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct.24 : A senior spokesperson of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), I P Singh, on Monday held Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav responsible for the political crisis in the party.

"We can see that now the future of Mulayam Singh's political career has ended. The latest political crisis in Samajwadi Party is due to Mulayam Singh Yadav. He has signed his own political death warrant," Singh told ANI.

On Sunday, after being expelled from the cabinet, Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav expelled party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from his position and the party for six years.

Mulayam to chair SP parliamentary board meeting after Shivpal's resignation

Lucknow [India], Sept. 16 : Mulayam Singh Yadav will today chair a parliamentary board meeting of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Lucknow to put an end to the fight between his son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Yesterday night, newly-appointed Samajwadi Party (SP) Uttar Pradesh chief Shivpal resigned from the state cabinet as well as from all the posts of party held by him.

Shivpal tendered his resignation to Akhilesh Yadav after meeting his elder brother and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in the state capital.

However, the Chief Minister did not accept his resignation.

Mulayam yesteday summoned Shivpal, who is at loggerheads with Akhilesh, and held closed door meeting with him to defuse the situation.

Mulayam says fight is with BJP, as Congress is non-existent

Mulayam-Singh-YadavFarrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 20 : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, while addressing an election rally said that it is a straight fight between Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, as the Congress does not exist at all in this election.

Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said that there is no third party other than SP and BJP as far as the election is concerned.

Vidya, Dia appalled at Mulayam's comment

Vidya-DiaMumbai, April 11 : Actors Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza have reacted strongly to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark that the death penalty in rape cases is "unfair" as "young boys make such mistakes".

National Award-winning actress Vidya has said that rape should never be pardoned.

"Capital punishment is a very contentious issue but it is the worst of crimes that should not be pardoned. I completely disagree with anyone who says that 'boys will be boys, they will make mistakes'," Vidya said here Thursday at a fundraiser event by NGO Swades.

Modi is 'killer of humanity', says Mulayam

Mulayam-Singh-YadavAllahabad, March 2 : Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him "a killer of humanity".

Addressing a large gathering at the Parade ground here, Yadav took on the Congress as well, saying both the major parties were detrimental for the country's prosperity.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party veteran said, made fun of BJP president Rajnath Singh's overtures to Muslims.

"After (committing) mass murders, the BJP is now seeking an apology. Can this be accepted?"

No government possible at Centre without us: Mulayam

Mulayam-SinghLucknow, Feb 3 : Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Monday reiterated that no government would be possible at the Centre without the support of his party. He said the SP would play the kingmaker after the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing a "Desh Bachao, Desh Banao" rally in Gonda, 100 km from here, the SP leader also referred to the alliance in Tamil Nadu between the AIADMK and the CPI, saying UP had 80 seats in the Lok Sabha while Tamil Nadu had just 39.

Modi, Mulayam colluding to prevent Congress victory: Beni Prasad

beni-prasad-vermaLucknow, Jan 25 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have struck a deal in their bid to stop the Congress from winning, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said Saturday.

"Is it not a coincidence that both leaders are holding rallies at the same time, at the same venues, one after another?" he asked.

Verma also told reporters that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary and Modi aide Amit Shah was writing the speeches of both leaders.

Muslims attack Mulayam over UP riots

Mualayam-Singh-YadavAligarh, Nov 7 : Muslim intellectuals here have attacked Samajwadi Party president Mualayam Singh Yadav, saying he was not a sincere well-wisher of the Muslim community.

Members of the Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) were reacting Wednesday to Yadav's comment that he has always cared for the culture, language and religious beliefs of Muslims.

"The reality is that Mulayam Singh Yadav has always played the politics of riots and sheltered Kalyan Singh in his party although he is a culprit in the demolition of the Babri Masque," said professor Razaullah Khan.

Riot guilty will be punished, says Mulayam

Mulayam-Singh-YadavAgra, Sep 12 : Those found guilty of the riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh will be "firmly dealt with", Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said Thursday.

The statement came even as party colleagues for the first time voiced anger vis-a-vis senior leader Mohammed Azam Khan for skipping the national executive meet here, with one saying he could go if he wanted.

Mualayam Singh appeared uncomfortable and slightly teased off answering questions from journalists on the Muzaffarnagar violence which has left 38 people dead over three days since the weekend.

Don't be soft on Pakistan: Mulayam

mulayam-singh-yadaLucknow, Aug 15 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday warned the central government not to be soft on acts of aggression by Pakistan.

Addressing party leaders and workers here after hoisting the tricolour, Yadav said he had asked the government to bring out a motion in parliament condemning Pakistan for killing five Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

But the government did not pay heed, he complained.

"It was only when Pakistan passed a motion that the government woke up and acted," he said.

Mulayam meets Manmohan over food bill

mulayam-manmohanNew Delhi, July 11 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party lends crucial support to the ruling UPA, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday reportedly to register his reservations on the food security ordinance, said informed sources.

The SP chief had opposed the food ordinance, approved by the government last week, saying it was anti-farmer, and brought in keeping in mind the 2014 polls.

The government hopes to secure passage of the relevant bill in the coming monsoon session of parliament. (IANS)

Modi free to contest from UP, says Mulayam

Mulayam-Singh-YadavLucknow, July 10 : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was free to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from anywhere in Uttar Pradesh.

Replying to questions on speculation that Modi would contest from Lucknow or Varanasi, Yadav said: "He is free to contest from anywhere in the state though he is unwelcome as the people of Uttar Pradesh are peace-loving and would not like to be divided on communal lines."

Food security ordinance anti-farmer: Mulayam Singh

Mulayam-SinghLucknow, July 5 : Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday opposed the food security ordinance, saying it was "anti-farmer".

"There is a great risk that the law can prove dangerous for farmers," Mulayam Singh said.

"Wheat, rice and sugar are the biggest agricultural produce. If these are provided at low cost by the government, who will buy these from farmers? This is a major issue," the SP chief said.

He said that his party had received an assurance from the union government that the issue would be addressed.

Mulayam flays 'cowardly' UPA over Chinese incursion

Mulayam-Singh-YadavNew Delhi, April 29 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday accused the UPA government of being "weak and cowardly" over the reported incursion of Chinese troops in Ladakh.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the former defence minister warned that China "is the biggest enemy" of India and that "Pakistan is no threat to India".

He alleged that the Chinese incursion was aimed at annexing Indian territory.

Won't withdraw support to UPA government: Mulayam

Mulayam-Singh-YadavNew Delhi, March 29 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday ruled out withdrawing support to the UPA government, saying it was his political compulsion to keep communal forces at bay.

He also speculated that the general elections due in April-May 2014 could be held by November 2013.

"There is no strained relationship with the Congress. There is no talk of withdrawal of support (to the UPA) even within our party," Yadav told CNN-IBN news channel in an interview.

Mulayam's remarks don't bother Congress: Digvijay Singh

digvijay-singhNew Delhi, March 25 : The Congress Monday said Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remarks that the future belongs to coalition governments do not bother it. Besides, there was nothing new in it, he added.

"He has not said this for the first time. Some regional parties only follow power politics and such remarks don't bother us," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters here.

He said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is only bothered about the welfare of the people.

Mulayam praises Advani, says BJP leader never lies

Mulayam-Singh-YadavLucknow, March 23 : Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday publicly heaped praise on Lal Krishna Advani here, saying the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader "does not lie".

"Advani ji told me that if law and order was not taken care of immediately, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be labelled as a failed administrator... I have known him for long and I know that he does not lie," the SP chief said at a function here to commemorate the 103rd birth anniversary of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia.

Mulayam to take the final call on coalition with UPA

Mulayam-Singh-YadavNew Delhi, March 21  : Samajwadi Party MPs Thursday authorised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to take a decision on relations with the Congress-led UPA, in the wake of the controversy over union minister Beni Prasad Verma's remarks.

Speaking to reporters after the party's parliamentary meet ended here, Yadav said that he had been authorised to take "appropriate decisions at the appropriate time" by the party MPs.

Mulayam to decide on supporting UPA: Akhilesh

Akhilesh-Yadav24Lucknow, March 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday said his Samajwadi Party (SP) was prepared for Lok Sabha polls anytime but the final decision on continuing support to the UPA government will be taken by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Addressing a traders' gathering here, he admitted that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was in turmoil and speculation was rife on its survival.

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