Mulayam Singh Yadav

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

Mulayam Singh revokes expulsion of two Akhilesh proteges

Yielding to sulking Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh has revoked the expulsion of two of his close proteges, Sunil Singh Sajanand Anand Bhadauria, an official spokesman said. The two were booted out of the party last week following complaints that they had opposed official party candidates in the polls for `zila panchayat` chairmen. The expulsion had stunned the party cadres as the two were considered

PM Narendra Modi praises Mulyam Singh Yadav after he told Congress enough is enough

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at Congress for “misusing” Parliament to stop the country’s growth and hailed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for “understanding this conspiracy” and working to end the logjam in the House. Addressing the last scheduled BJP parliamentary party meet in the Monsoon session, Modi spoke of “some people”, a reference to top Congress brass, who are working to stall economic growth, Union Minister

Congress protests in Lok Sabha, Speaker says murder of democracy

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed protests and sloganeering from the Congress during the pre-lunch session over its demand for the resignation of three BJP leaders. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called it “murder of democracy”. The Speaker also asked Lok Sabha TV to show the protests so that people can see the scenes for themselves. Soon after the house met in the morning, members of the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the

Sau Khoon Maaf, Says Mulayam Singh on Why He Won't Attack Sushma Swaraj

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, attacked over her help to tainted cricket tycoon Lalit Modi, has the sympathy of at least one group in the opposition – the Samajwadi Party. Its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that for a woman, “sau khoon maaf (100 murders would be forgiven).” The comments came on a day raucous protests by the opposition forced both houses of Parliament to adjourn hours before schedule. Mulayam

Nitish Kumar defends meeting with Rahul Gandhi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday justified his meeting with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying that the latter has emerged in a leadership role within his party and will have a key place in deciding his party’s political lines. “I had a scheduled meeting with Rahul Gandhi yesterday in the backdrop that the Congress is very much part of the plan to firm up a broad alliance comprising the

Nitish Kumar named CM candidate of 'Janata Parivar' for Bihar Assembly polls

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Monday declared as the chief ministerial candidate of the JD(U)-RJD alliance for the upcoming Assembly polls due to be held in the state later this year. “Nitish Kumar will be the chief ministerial candidate of JD(U)-RJD alliance, Lalu Prasad Yadav had proposed his name,” Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said while addressing a press conference here. Shortly after the announcement, RJD

Rapes happen with mutual consent, says Totaram Yadav

In controversial remarks, Uttar Pradesh Minister Totaram Yadav on Saturday said that “rapes happen with the mutual consent of boys and girls”. Asked if the rape incidents in the state could be controlled, Yadav said, “What is rape? There is nothing as such. Rapes happen with mutual consent of boys and girls.” The senior SP leader also sought to classify rapes into two types, “Rapes are of two types, one which is

Janata Parivar merger has entered final stage, says Lalu Prasad

RJD president and former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad on Sunday said that the merger of the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar is on a right track and would happen soon. “Vilay hona tai hai (merger is certain),” he said in his initial address at the party’s national executive meeting. Terming the merger the right way to defeat the “communal” BJP in Bihar and across the country,

UP by-polls: Yogi Adityanath to be BJP star campaigner

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday named Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as one of its star campaigners for the by-polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for Sep 13. Adityanath has been a vocal and firebrand Hindutva leader who courted controversy recently after video footage showed him daring people behind what the party calls ‘Love Jihad’. He allegedly threatened to convert 100 Muslim girls to Hindusim for each Hindu converted to Islam.

Amar Singh meets Mulayam, could soon join SP?

After sharing dias with SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav earlier this month, former party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday had a closed door meeting with the national president again at his residence. “Amar Singh had a meeting with SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Vikramaditya Marg residence this morning,” party sources said here. Later, talking to reporters at his residence in Gomti Nagar about his meeting with Mulayam, which

AAP 's candidates for Lok Sabha elections 2014: Complete list

AAP ‘s complete list for Lok Sabha Elections 2014- 1. Kumar Vishwas from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s seat 2. Social activist Medha Patkar from North East Mumbai 3. TV journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh from Chandni Chowk, seat held by Union Minister Kapil Sibal 4. Former CEO and Chairperson of RBS India, Meera Sanyal from South Mumbai, seat represented by Union Minister Milind Deora 5. Former scribe Mukul Tripathi from Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh,