"The BJP is misusing the Uttar Pradesh police, which is inflicting torture on the people of the state and creating fear among them. The Samajwadi Party is not only raising questions, but also telling other opposition parties that the government is continuously engaged in fake encounters," the SP chief told reporters here.
Hitting out at the BJP, Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister praised Rao's efforts and said only the regional parties could "stop" the saffron party which has "not fulfilled" its promises in the past four years of its rule. Rao said the platform being proposed by him is not a mere forum of political parties.""
Claiming that the people of the state were living in fear and feeling insecure, Akhilesh said, "After the (Allahabad) High Court's observation, it is proved that law-and-order has collapsed in the state. The governor should take suo motu congnizance and recommend President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh."
Yadav accused the Yogi Adityanath government of "lying and hoodwinking people" about projects launched by the previous SP government.
Yadav also accused the Yogi Adityanath regime of "speaking lies and hoodwinking the people" about the projects launched by the previous SP government.
By some queer stroke of luck or may be design, Behenji nominated Bhim Rao Ambedkar to take on the SP from Lakhna in 2007. If politics is about perception and messaging, then Mayawati succeeded in doing precisely that by winning comfortable majority in the state and getting Ambedkar elected from Mulayam’s bastion.
Yesterday, in a scene which seemed unimaginable only till the recent past, Yadav had rushed to the residence of the BSP supremo shortly after his candidates emerged victorious and thanked her.
The ballot paper system was the best way of voting, the SP leader said, adding that it helped the people air their anger.
What transpired at the meeting was not immediately known, but party insiders believed the two leaders discussed a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Replying to a question, Akhilesh Yadav said 'netaji' Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest the polls from Mainpuri.
"The BJP men are best in diverting the attention of the people. The judges had raised a serious matter yesterday and today they (government) raided someone's residence," he said.
"Noida jinx" is a superstitious belief among political parties and chief ministers in UP that a person who goes to Noida during his or her chief ministership loses the next elections
Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by a special CBI court in Ranchi in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury 21 years ago
The 302-km Lucknow-Agra expressway, the longest in the country, will have two toll plazas — one each at Lucknow and Agra side and will be operated by the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority
"I am merging my party with SP and in future we will unitedly uproot BJP from the state and the country," Chowdhury said in a press conference here with SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav.
Around 58 percent of the project (22.878 km) is complete and the government will start operations even before time, Dinesh Sharma, UP deputy chief minister, told the Legislative Council during the Question Hour, while replying to Anand Bhadauria of the Samajwadi Party about reasons behind the delay.
Uttar Pradesh will witness three-phase civic polls from November 22, making it the first electoral examination for the ruling BJP
Starting with Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav and the new party president Akhilesh Yadav, everyone took part in the celebrations on Wednesday.
Asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that this year, Diwali was advanced by a fortnight after the relaxations announced in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "Ask the trader and he would counter the claim."
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also accused the BJP of misleading the people on issues such as the loan waiver for farmers and corruption.
MSY had a detailed discussion with brother Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday afternoon at his residence in Lucknow. Shivpal, it is reported, congratulated nephew Akhilesh over telephone on getting a second term as party president.
This was announced by senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav at the SP national convention here. The party's constitution was amended to extend the tenure of the party chief to five years from the existing three years.
The SP chief's comments come in the backdrop of BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha's attack on the government over issues related to the economy.
Ahead of the SP's 10th national convention, party's top brass assembled today for the national executive meeting which will set the tone for deliberations.
Though he did not elaborate on what transpired at the meeting -- believed to be the first between the two in many months -- it was being seen in the party as a reconciliatory effort by Akhilesh ahead of the crucial national conference.