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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The Samajwadi Party was born on October 4, 1992, in the historic Begum Hazrat Mahal Park in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Party workers elected Mulayam Singh president. The Samajwadi Party believes in democratic socialism and opposes the unrestricted entry of multinational companies into India.

The party has put up candidates in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and some other places in the past, but has met with marginal success at best. But in this era of hung assemblies, every seat counts and the Samajwadi Party's capacity to damage the prospects of other parties.

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It enjoys the support of the Yadav community. Its avowed objective of battling communal forces and Yadav's determination to defeat them has won it a large Muslim following as well, especially in Uttar Pradesh. The party does not have a second rung of leadership. Also, its staunch opposition to Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party has stopped the Samajwadi Party from joining any anti-BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

The Samajwadi Party can bank upon the Yadavs, but has now to compete with the BSP and Congress for the support of Muslims and Thakurs. Yadav has got promises from leading industrialists to invest in Uttar Pradesh and create jobs; but none of them has borne fruit as yet.

The growth of regional parties coupled with the caste factor, especially in Uttar Pradesh, has made the Samajwadi Party a force to reckon with.


In a quick reaction to allegations that her Ministerial colleague Anand Sen Yadav was involved in the kidnapping of a Dalit girl, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday recommended a CBI inquiry and simultaneously asked him . . . . . (Minister Quits; Mayawati For Cbi Probe Into Kidnap Case, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Conventions have been given the go-by in convening the Winter Session of Parliament with the period of notification, the number of days to MPs for submitting questions and Ministries to prepare their answers, and the procedures for taking up . . . (Conventions Given Go-By For Winter Session , Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Nov 07, 2007)

THE emperor has no clothes. He has been stripped bare. And it is not a pretty sight. In fact, it is ghastly. So horrific that everyone is looking away. (Action Replay, Frontline, DIONNE BUNSHA, Nov 07, 2007)

Under pressure from the public and the Opposition, the ruling Janata Dal-United, in a face-saving move, now plans action against the don-turned-party MLA Mr Anant Kumar Singh in Bihar. (Jd-U Action Against Mla Likely, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday sought permission of the Supreme Court to initiate criminal prosecution against Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, party general secretary Amar Singh and others in illegal allotment of plots . . . . . . (Up Govt Moves Sc To Prosecute Mulayam In Land Scam Case , The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

In introducing a Bill to check organised crime in her state -- when passed, it will be called the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) -- Chief Minister Mayawati has taken a step towards fulfilling a key election promise. (Maya Versus Mafia, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)

Former CM and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday expressed his doubt over UP CM Mayawati’s intention behind introducing the proposed Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) and challenged her to use the . . . . (‘Proposed Law Aimed At Intimidating Sp’, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)

The Left's efforts to organise opposition against the UPA's economic policies got a boost on Tuesday when the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined the Left-sponsored farmers rally along with the newly-floated UNPA. (Ncp Joins Left To Flay Upa's Economic Policies , Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)

In his first public overture to Manmohan Singh since the bitter stand-off began in early August over the Indo-US nuclear deal, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat today underlined the Left’s “respect” for the Prime Minister and appreciated. . . (Pm Integrity Unquestioned, No Reason Govt Should Not Last Full Term: Karat , Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee, Oct 31, 2007)

The Left and the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) came together on a common platform attacking the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government on farmers’ issues in a rally organised by the All-India Kisan Sabha on Tuesday. (Left Attacks Upa On Farmers’ Issues, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)

Foreseeing Lok Sabha elections in the first quarter of 2008, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani said on Sunday that the factors which contributed to the Bahujan Samaj Party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh would help the Bharatiya . . . . . (Advani Foresees Polls In 2008, Hindu, Atiq Khan, Oct 29, 2007)

On October 24, four different courts in the country awarded life sentences to 60 people, including politicians and police officials. (Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied, Pioneer, MC Joshi, Oct 29, 2007)

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of the Opposition Lal Krishna Advani has said that the factors that catapulted the Bahujan Samaj Party into power in Uttar Pradesh will now lead the BJP to victory at the Centre in the Lok Sabha elections. (We Will Ride To Power: Advani , Asian Age, Amita Verma, Oct 29, 2007)

In a move likely to intensify the political cold war between Congress and Samajwadi Party, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday sought Supreme Court's permission to file an FIR against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his kin in a . . . . (Cbi Set To File Fir Against Mulayam, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)

The Left is not ready to become part of any Third Front, although it has decided to launch “joint struggles” with the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA). (Left For ‘Joint Struggles’ With Unpa But Won’T Join Third Front, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

The contours of the new political realignment with the Left moving closer to the UNPA camp became clear on Thursday as the crucial outside supporters of the UPA government announced that they hold the same platform with the “Third Front. . . (Left Parties, Unpa Iron Out New Deal, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

The Left dropped hints of its intention to stitch a non- Congress and non-BJP alliance after UNPA Chairperson Mulayam Singh met CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and his CPI counterpart A B Bardhan. (Unpa, Left To Coordinate Against Upa , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

The Left parties and the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) on Thursday decided to extend their cooperation beyond the nuclear deal to issues such as price rise and farmers’ problems. (Left, Unpa To Deepen Cooperation, Hindu, Anita Joshua, Oct 26, 2007)

The glimmerings of a new alternative could be seen on Wednesday when Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met Left leaders Prakash Karat and A.B. Bardhan and agreed to cooperate in Parliament on the Indo-US nuclear deal issue. (N-Deal Cements New Third Front, Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 26, 2007)

It is ironic that the proper functioning of the judiciary should make news. But given the delays, backlog and the innumerable distractions that come in the way of the delivery of justice in India, the event of the judiciary arriving at . . . . (Just Cause, Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Oct 26, 2007)


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