Dimple Yadav News
Security personnel were thrown into a tizzy on Friday when Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav were stuck in a VIP lift.
The 66-year old Mulayam is still best remembered for his unprecedented crackdown on kar sewaks in Ayodhya in 1989 and 1990, during his stint as chief minister.
Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who to start with does not believe in women's involvement in politics, is in quite a pickle.
Mulayam Singh looks determined to continue with the party as a family enterprise. It’s evident from the way he has been pushing the bahus to the centrestage
"This is a very important social issue facing the country. It is very sensitive. I think we should take it up with all seriousness and deliberate over it," she told reporters in the Parliament premises.
India's most important political states, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, will also go to polls on 24 April as part of the sixth phase of polling.
The people in the three Yadav family seats may not spring a surprise because they know the SP is in power till 2017.
In her affidavit filed along with her nomination papers on Thursday, Dimple declared assets worth Rs 7,92,64,883 while husband and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has assets worth of Rs 16,27,12,495.
The Congress has released two lists of its candidates and which include 28 names from Uttar Pradesh out of the 80 seats in the state.
CBI sources had said Yadav produced enough evidence showing that the assets grew during 1993-2005 because of loans from relatives which were later claimed to be the gifts.
CBI will soon close its probe into the disproportionate assets case against Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav as it failed to gather evidence.
The progress of this case shares a grand coincidence with the swinging fortunes of both UPA governments and the warmth (or lack thereof) of Mulayam’s relationship with the ruling Congress.
Dimple's counsel KR Singh submitted the application under Section 86(1) of the Representation of the People Act before a single-judge bench.
The Allahabad High Court today directed a court in Etah to ensure that the notice on a petition challenging unopposed election of Dimple Yadav, wife of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat be served on her.
For 35-year-old Dimple Yadav, politics was never a favoured option as a career, but she was nonetheless elected unopposed to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj today.
On the last day of the withdrawal of names today, Dashrath Singh Shankwar (Samyukt Samajwadi Dal) and Sanju Katiyar (Independent), withdrew their nominations leaving Dimple the only candidate in the electoral fray.
Congress today dismissed suggestions that its growing bonhomie with Samajwadi Party was due to prickly allies like Trinamool Congress.
The BJP which had decided against contesting the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-election made a u-turn at the eleventh hour to enter the fray but its candidate Jagdev Yadav failed to file his nomination papers, the deadline for which ended today.