Samajwadi Party

MP Naresh Agarwal Links Hindu Gods to Alcohol, Apologises After Outrage

Samajwadi Party lawmaker Naresh Agarwal had the government benches in the Rajya Sabha up in angry protest today when he referred to Hindu Gods in comments that have been expunged or removed from records. The Upper House of Parliament had to be adjourned amid loud protests. Mr Agarwal has since expressed regret. Since the comments have been expunged, they cannot be reported. The Samajwadi Party lawmaker was speaking in a

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

Azam Khan calls Rahul Gandhi a kid, asks him to have toffees

Taking a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has said the former is still a kid and nobody takes him seriously. Khan sarcastically said that he wondered as to why the nation did not take the Congress vice-president seriously. “He should take some toffees along, have them, and distribute them among other kids too. I don’t understand why this country doesn’t take him seriously.

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

Akhilesh Yadav skips Saifai Mahotsav, sparks speculation about rift within family

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s absence from inauguration function of ‘Saifai Mahotsav’, a cultural festival held every year in his native village in Etawah district has kicked off speculations about differences in the Samjawadi Party’s top leadership and the Yadav family. There were reports about Akhilesh Yadav’s unhappiness over sacking of his two close associates from the party few days ago. Samajwadi Party on Friday had expelled three leaders

Hollywood Actor Orlando Bloom Deported From Delhi

Lord of The Rings actor Orlando Bloom was reportedly deported from India after his e-visa was rejected on December 19. The Hollywood star came to India on Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s invitation and had planned to spend the Christmas here. The Troy star had arrived in New Delhi on Saturday by a 1.30 am flight, however he was sent back to UK by a 4 am flight. Sheetal Talwar,

In Kanpur today, Azam Khan to lead Clean Ganga campaign

After accusing the Narendra Modi government of not doing anything on ground despite making promises and announcing the Namami Ganga project, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan will now lead a Clean Ganga campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Azam Khan, a cabinet minister, will lead the campaign in Kanpur on Thursday, said an official associated with the team organising the event. He will later take part in a Clean Ganga Yatra

Azam Khan's comments show he supports terrorism: Sakshi Maharaj

As the debate over alleged growing intolerance continues, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday said that no other country in the world is as tolerant as India. When asked to comment on Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan’s statement on Paris terror attacks, the controversial BJP MP said, ”the Samajwadi Party leader’s remarks, whether it is on Tipu Sultan or France attacks, it only gives an impression that

Azam Khan says Paris terror attacks due to actions of global superpowers

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy by saying that Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia. He also said that history would decide who was a terrorist, as per various media reports. Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he condemned the terror attacks in Paris but at the same time attacks on

Ready to kill, get killed to save cows: Sakshi Maharaj

Adding more fuel to the political slugfest over Dadri lynching, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has said that he is willing to kill and get killed to save cows. “We won’t tolerate insult to our mother…will die, will kill,” he said, adding that the politics going on over the issue is condemn-able. Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government’s handling of the situation, Maharaj said double standards are being employed by the Samajwadi Party.

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

Opposition gives privilege notice against Sadhvi Prachi

A privilege notice was given to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday by 20 opposition members against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi who is alleged to have said that “there are 1-2 terrorists in parliament”. The controversial remark was made on Thursday, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Tyagi is one of the 20 members who gave the notice. “The remarks of Sadhvi Prachi is against the dignity of parliament. We have