UP elections: SP confident of 2012 blockbuster performance

kamal akhileshSunday witnessed a 61.16 per cent polling percentage in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017. At the end of polling, all parties expressed confidence of forming the next government in Uttar Pradesh. For the Samajwadi Party this phase was extremely crucial as in 2012 it had put up a blockbuster performance.
In 2012, the SP had won 55 of the 69 seats. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said after casting his vote that the SP government has done adequate work in the state and there is no reason why the voters will not chose the party again.

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UP elections: Will Netaji campaign for the RLD?

mulayamsinghyadav-16-1471332064Lucknow, Feb 2: Post the’feud’, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has kept everyone guessing. He says that he is not happy about the alliance that his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh entered into with the Congress.

While the SP, led by Akhilesh says that they would fight the elections under the name of Netaji, the Rashtriya Lok Dal on the other hand is trying to rope in the veteran leader.

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SP’s cycle wars: EC order only adds credence to family drama theory

amarakhimulThe verdict of the Election Commission of India declaring that the Akhilesh Yadav faction is the real Samajwadi Party may have put an end to the family feud. While that is what it appears to the public, the fact is this drama is likely to continue for some time, and it looks extremely stage-managed.

Amar Singh, who had become the face of the problem mysteriously left for London on Monday, much before the ECI could deliver its verdict on which faction gets to keep its party symbol. Another factor is the manner in which the Mulayam faction argued out their case before the ECI.

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With Punjab deal sealed with Sidhu, it is over to UP for Congress

rahul-akhileshNew Delhi, Jan 16: For the Congress it is now over to Uttar Pradesh. For the past few days the party was locked in negotiations with cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and with that being sorted out, the Congress will now look to seal the deal with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

A meeting between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh had been postponed as the former was busy finalising the tie-up with Sidhu.

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UP assembly election 2017: Priyanka, Dimple duet to pump up campaign

pridimpEven as the alliance between the Akhilesh led faction of the Samajwadi Party and the Congress is being worked out, there is a strategy in place to get both Dimple Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi to campaign together.

During a strategy meeting, Akhilesh said that if the alliance worked out then Dimple and Priyanka could be the star campaigners for the SP-Congress combine.

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In the SP’s truce, will Amar Singh be the casualty?

amarsinghLucknow, Jan 7: Akhilesh Yadav once jokingly referred to Amar Singh as ‘shakuni mama.’ The reality is that this was not meant to be a joke and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister wants Singh out if there is to be any truce in the warring Samajwadi Party.
Sources say that Akhilesh is adamant that Singh be taken out of the party if the SP were to survive and not split. The manner in which Singh spoke is evident that his position is shaky.

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Congress sets a ‘Cycle’ rider for tie-up with Akhilesh Yadav

cycle-tdp647x450Lucknow, Jan 9: The Congress has set a ‘Cycle’ rider for Akhilesh Yadav. The Congress feels that a tie-up with Akhilesh would not serve the purpose if he loses the Samajwadi Party’s symbol, the Cycle.

Akhilesh and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav are in a bitter fight over the party’s symbol and both have moved the Election Commission for the same.

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How Ram Gopal engineered the Sunday coup for Akhilesh Yadav

left: Ram Gopal Yadav

left: Ram Gopal Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 2: Having written the constitution for the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cousin Ram Gopal Yadav was the man of the moment when a coup was staged on Sunday. He met with legal experts, consulted senior political leaders and ensured that coup was a successful one.

On Sunday, the convention called for by Ram Gopal in the capacity of General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party chose Akhilesh Yadav as the party chief. Mulayam, who immediately said the grand convention was unconstitutional, will find himself on weak ground.

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Is the Yadav family feud for real? Leaked mail says it is an orchestrated drama

Leaked mail

Leaked mail

Lucknow, Dec 31: Is the Yadav war in Uttar Pradesh for real or one big drama. There is an email that is doing the rounds which suggests that this is a completely orchestrated incident aimed at consolidating Akhilesh Yadav’s clean image.

The mail dated July 24 said to be from Steve Jarding, the poll strategist of the Samajwadi Party, gives a different take to the ongoing tussle that the public has been witnessing.

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The Yadav Pari’war’: A timeline

mulakhLucknow, Dec 31: For the Samajwadi Party, it has been a chaotic year. There was tension brewing since October iteself and on Friday Mulayam Singh Yadav took and extreme step and expelled his son Akhilesh Yadav from the party for six years.
The next couple of days will be crucial. Some feel that all would be well if Akhilesh sincerely apologises to his father. In the midst of all this confusion, there are already feelers being sent to Akhilesh by other parties to come out of the SP and form a new party.

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