Samajwadi Party (SP)

Samajwadi Party is a political party in India. It is based in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It describes itself as a democratic socialist party. It was founded on October 4, 1992.

The Samajwadi Party was one of several parties that emerged when the Janata Dal, India’s primary opposition party prior to the BJP, fragmented into several regional parties. The Samajwadi Party is led by Mulayam Singh Yadav, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and a former defence minister of the country.

In the 14th Lok Sabha, it currently has 38 members, its best ever tally, making it the fourth largest party in that house. Besides 36 members from Uttar Pradesh, it won one seat from Uttranchal.

In 2005, former Karnataka Chief Minister Bangarappa resigned from the BJP to join the Samajwadi Party. He successfully held his Lok Sabha seat, Shimoga, on the Samajwadi ticket.

In the recently conducted 2007 Uttar Pradesh legislative elections, the SP won only 96 seats as compared to 146 in the previous election. As a result, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had to resign, with his rival Mayawati, leader of the SP'>BSP (which won a majority of 207 seats), sworn in as the Chief Minister.

UP Polls: SP, Congress battle for the Muslim vote

Uttar Pradesh has set to head for the final phase of polling on March 3. Samajwadi Party's Muslim face Azam Khan addressed a last meeting at Nalla Paar in downtown Rampur. In a vintage performance Azam touched local issues, but...

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we will change face of UP in just five years: Rahul

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, In two back-to-back election rallies in Ghaziabad and another at Jewar in Greater Noida, took on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), blaming them for everything that has gone...

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Gadkari alleged on Rahul, Mulayam for ‘politics of vote’

BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who was addressing a public rally at Old Central ground in Babupurwa falling under the Cantt assembly segment, alleged both Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for "misleading the people by making...

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Mayawati not Serious on UP development issue: Priyanka

Addressing a series of poll meetings Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi launched a frontal attack on the BSP government in Uttar Pradesh alleging that Mayawati is not Serious on UP development issue,She (Priyanka) alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government led...

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Drown is better than tie-ups with SP, BSP: Uma

BJP's firebrand leader Uma Bharti on Monday said if her party falls short of majority in forming the government in Uttar Pradesh after the Assembly polls, she would prefer “drowning” rather than striking an alliance with either SP or BSP....

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BSP and SP is making false promises: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi targeted the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party for allegedly making false promises to woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls. While addressing a public rally in Ambedkar Nagar district, Gandhi said Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh...

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Dalits worst sufferers under Mayawati: Mulayam

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said that Dalits were the worst sufferers in the current regime under Mayawati government. Dalit daughters did not just face exploitation, they failed to get justice in the BSP regime,” said Yadav while addressing...

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UP polls: No alliance with BSP or SP

Bharatya Janata Party has announced that the party can give a “guarantee” that there would be no post or pre-poll alliance with either the Samajwadi Party or the Bahujan Samaj Party in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to...

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Women’s Reservation Bill will come up again for parliament’s approval

The controversial Women’s Reservation Bill will come up again for parliament’s approval in the current session. The cabinet approved the amended version of the bill which seeks to reserve 33% seats in state legislatures and parliament for women. The issue of...

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India Elections : Amar Singh gives letter of support to President

Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday gave a letter to President Pratibha Patil pledging support of his party to a Congress-led UPA government. Amar Singh has gone alone to meet President Pratibha Patil to give the letter of support...

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