Samajwadi Party (SP)
Again Indiagossip is here to give you a brief detail about one of the Indian political Party. So This party is Samajwadi Party (SP).
Origin & Brief History of Samajwadi Party (SP)
The Samajwadi Party was one of the several parties that emerged when the Janata Dal (People’s League), fragmented into several regional parties.
After that, Came into existence on October 4, 1992, in Lucknow under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Since 1992, they have come to power in Uttar Pradesh twice – 1993 and then again in 2003.
Mainly represents the interests of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Known for their overtures & appeasement of the Muslim electorate also.
Key Persons of Samajwadi Party (SP)
Party Founder & Chairperson – Mulayam Singh Yadav
Party Leader in Lok Sabha – Mulayam Singh Yadav
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Akhilesh Yadav
Leader in Rajya Sabha – Ram Gopal Yadav
Secretary-General – Kiranmoy Nanda
Other Prominent Leaders – Abu Asim Azmi (State President of Maharashtra Samajwadi Party), Azad Khan (Senior Cabinet Minister, National General Secretary), Shivpal Singh Yadav, etc.
Main Ideological Thrust
Ram Manohar Lohia, who was a freedom fighter, socialist and a great Parliamentarian, is the guiding ideological light for the Samajwadi Party.
AdOccupies the Centre position in the political spectrum.
Ideology encompasses Populism, Democratic Socialism, Secularism & Social Conservatism.
Major Electoral Achievements (Centre & States)
Mulayam Singh Yadav formed the government in Uttar Pradesh in 1993 & 2003, his son Akhilesh Yadav leads the currently State Govt.
Has contested Lok Sabha & State Assembly elections around the country, though its successes have been mainly in Uttar Pradesh.
Moreover, In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, it won 23 seats, behind the Indian National Congress (INC) with 206 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with 116 seats.
In the 2012 Assembly elections, SP registered a landslide victory with a clear majority in the Uttar Pradesh House.
Currently, SP has 3 MLAs in Maharashtra, 2 MLAs in Bihar and 1 MLA each in Karnataka, MP and West Bengal.
Current Rajya Sabha strength – 13 seats, Lok Sabha Seat – 5.
Current State Governments/Opposition
So The SP is in power in Uttar Pradesh with 224/403 seats, Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister.
Negligible strength in the other States where they have a presence.
Trivia Of Samajwadi Party (SP)
Akhilesh Yadav is the youngest person ever to hold the office of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
After that, The Samajwadi Party (SP) shares the election symbol of the Bicycle with the TDP.
In 2005, former Karnataka Chief Minister Bangarappa resigned from the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to join the Samajwadi Party, He successfully held his Lok Sabha seat (Shimoga) on the Samajwadi ticket.
Additionally, Yesteryear film star Jayaprada left the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to join the Samajwadi Party & got elected from Rampur with an overwhelming margin.She was later expelled for her support & closeness to expelled SP leader Amar Singh.
After that, Notorious Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who is a history-sheeter & has numerous serious crimes registered against him, is from the SP.
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