Thu, Feb 23, 2017 | updated 07:56 PM IST

We can form alliance with parties who have similar views: SP

Updated: Jan 06, 2017 15:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 6 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Friday said it would definitely look forward to the formation of alliance for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, adding that the party would welcome those who have similar views as them.

"As far as alliance is concerned we will definitely look forward to it. The parties who are willing to work for Uttar Pradesh's development, who support our party and have similar views as ours, then they are most welcome by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav," Samajwadi Party leader Jyoti Singh told ANI.

She further said that the Samajwadi Party would contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's leadership and the manifesto of the polls would also be prepared accordingly.

Reacting on the rift between Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh, Juhi said: "As far Mulayam Singh is concerned, he and his blessing are very important for us. If our father in unhappy then we will try our best to make him understand and resolve the problems."

Mulayam earlier on Wednesday categorically stated that his party would not enter into an alliance for the assembly polls.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief also said that the party, which emerges victorious in the politically crucial state finally goes on to conquer the throne of Delhi.

Meanwhile, Mulayam also announced the first list of candidates for next year's polls.

"We have declared list of 325 candidates for the 2017 assembly polls. 78 seats still remain. Name of candidates for rest of the 78 seats will be announced soon," he said.

Mulayam announced the first list of candidates in the absence of his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is at loggerheads with his uncle and bete noire Shivpal Yadav over distribution of tickets.

Mulayam announced the name of his brother Shivpal from Jaswant Nagar Assembly seat.

Akhilesh's name did not figure in the first list.

Mulayam, however, said that his son being the Chief Minister can contest from any assembly seat he wishes to.

The Chief Minister had earlier last week sent the list of candidates for 403 assembly seats to the party chief(ANI)

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious by securing 470 seats in the Maharashtra civic polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday termed it as a 'huge victory' for the party and stated that the result reflected people's faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated a three-day international conference on 'Bharat Bodh' - the idea of Bharat, which is being organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal in Delhi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): A Delhi court will on March 16 discuss about the lie detector test on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 Sikh killings case.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has rebutted the opposition and Manipur's charge that the proposed Government of India-NSCN-IM framework agreement has led to a compromise of territorial integrity.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) special court judge Virender Kumar Goyal sent Syed Burhanuddin, a man claiming to be an official of the Prime Minister's office to a five-day CBI custody in connection with an alleged bribery case in Chhattisgarh.

Full Story >>

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.23 (ANI): Inaugurating the second Global Leadership Research Conference (GLRC-2017) on the theme 'Innovation, Sustainability and Change: Emerging Challenges and Solutions" at Amity University here, Dr. Thomas Mathew, Additional Secretary to the President of India, stressed optimistically that today's youth is living in a great era with lot of opportunities and they need not to be threatened by China. He said India is poised to overtake China in the future as it is a democracy and "the greatest impulse of democracy is freedom of choice."

Full Story >>

Beed (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Taking responsibility of the poor performance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in her constituency, Parli, Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday offered to resign from her post.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): While congratulating Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for the outstanding result in the Municipality Maharashtra Civic polls, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the result proves that the people have backed the decision of demonetisation of high-value currency taken by the government.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has described the ongoing economic blockade of Manipur by the United Naga Council (UNC) as an unfortunate and unacceptable development that has done nothing but caused immense suffering to the people of Manipur.

Full Story >>

Mumbai, (Maharashtra),[India] Feb. 23 (ANI): Following his resignation from chairmanship of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, party leader Sanjay Nirupam slammed senior party leaders for indulging in 'anti-party' campaigns.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable of Delhi Police for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1,50,000 for not stopping the illegal construction of a building at Narela, a sub-city located in the North West Delhi.

Full Story >>

Imphal (Manipur),[India] Feb. 23 (ANI): A National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)-IM militant and a civilian were killed in an encounter between the 5/2 Gurkha Regiment and the banned outfit on Thursday at Khoupum old village in Manipur's Noney district.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has said that the framework agreement between the government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) is not the final agreement, and that it is still work in progress.

Full Story >>

Congress all ready for MCD polls: Ajay Maken

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 17:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): The Congress Party on Thursday asserted that unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), they don't give fake promises and would work for the betterment of people once they win the MCD polls.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls saw a voter turnout of 50.37 percent till 3 p.m on Thursday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar will pay an official visit to Tunisia from February 26 to 28.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Shiv Sena seems to be marching ahead in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls as the party has secured 84 seats out of 227.

Full Story >>

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Unleashing a tirade of accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in his bastion Amethi said the latter knows that he is going to lose, adding that he is now resorting to hate politics.

Full Story >>

Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack at Amit Shah over his 'Kasab' remark, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday said there is no bigger 'Kasab' (terrorist) than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president.

Full Story >>

Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The political fight which began over 'donkey' remark took another turn on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi taunted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying the Congress, with which the Samajwadi Party is in alliance with, is the same party which took out postal stamps of donkeys in 2013.

Full Story >>