Six months after taking over the reins of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday released a 'white paper' here, documenting the functioning of his government so far. Mulayam Singh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav were Chief Ministers during this period. Mr Adityanath released the 22-page booklet featuring 25 topics hours after he was sworn in as an MLC, as mandated, along with four other ministers.
The Samajwadi Party is set to organise a state conference in Lucknow on September 23 and a national conference on October 5, called on by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Just two days before this, Mulayam Yadav has called for a meeting of the Lohia Trust on September 21. Interestingly, Mulayam Singh Yadav is the trustee of the Lohia Trust and Ram Gopal Yadav is the trust secretary. Apart from this, there are 11 other trustees of the Lohia Trust, including party president Akhilesh Yadav.
The internal strife in the Samajwadi Party (SP) is not showing any signs of ending despite having lost the UP assembly elections. Shivpal further said that the condition in which the Samajwadi Party has come down to at present is the consequence of his elder brother Mulayam Singh's silence. The entire dispute in Samajwadi Party revolves around his opposition of the land and liquor mafias and their associates, who were destroying the party's reputation.
Taking a dig at the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train service, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the high-speed rail should have been launched between New Delhi and Kolkata, intersecting Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation of India's first bullet train, touted as the template of collaboration between the two countries.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday questioned prime minister Narendra Modi on the bullet train project in Gujarat, saying more serious issues facing the country needed to be tackled first. During campaigning for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in February-March, Modi pointed out time and again that all development had been taken to our native village Saifai. Now he should explain how a bullet train project has gone to poll-bound Gujarat, he said.
Akhilesh was speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters when he was asked to comment on Rahul Gandhi's speech. The Samajwadi Party is an alliance partner of the Congress and the two parties had contested the assembly elections jointly. Akhilesh said across the world, there were a number of examples where people got the opportunity to come to politics due to their family. Rahul is my friend, whatever he said would have been in the context of UP and national politics, he said.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav today defended Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remark that India was being run by dynasties, saying world history was replete with examples of people taking a plunge into politics due to their family background. Yadav was speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters when he was asked to comment on Gandhi's speech. The Samajwadi Party is an alliance partner of the Congress and the two parties had contested the Assembly elections jointly.
He said the NDA government at the Centre was formed by befooling people and that the party will have to pay for its false promises. The saffron party is working with a narrow mindset and following political vendetta to trap opposition leaders in fake cases, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said, addressing party workers at SP headquarters. Alleging that the BJP was dividing the society, Akhilesh added, We do not want 'Digital India'. We need an India where farmers and youths are happy.
Speaking at University of California in Berkeley, Mr Gandhi tried to justify his position as heir apparent to the Congress by describing dynasties as an accepted reality and claiming that India runs like this only. Talking of sons rising, Mr Gandhi gave examples of Akhilesh Yadav MK Stalin, Abhishek Bachchan and Mukesh and Anil Ambani. Mr Gandhi then said, That's how the entire country is running.
Taking a jibe at his predecessor and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said no one keeps Akhilesh as their son's name. If I start talking about him then I think people will look back to history to find where he was. No one would want to name their kid this character in history, Adityanath said at Aaj Tak Safaigiri Awards 2017.