Amar targets Mukesh refinery

New Delhi, Oct. 8: Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today raised the pitch for a review of export-oriented unit (EOU) status given to Reliance Industries’ Jamnagar refinery.

The demand comes ahead of a crucial co-ordination committee meeting between the ruling UPA and the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday. “The domestic refinery was overnight converted into a special economic zone by a designated authority. The government is short of revenue, but it is raising money through bonds while giving tax advantages to others,” he told reporters after his meeting with finance minister P. Chidambaram here today.

Singh said he would take up the issue of giving special status to Reliance, promoted by Mukesh Ambani, at the October 14 meeting. The Samajwati Party helped the ruling UPA stay in power after the Left withdrew support in July.

Singh said he was “not batting for Anil Ambani,” the younger brother of Mukesh.

According to oil ministry officials, Reliance Industries will start its 580,000-barrels-per-day refinery at Jamnagar by the end of November, well within the December deadline set by the firm.


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Cash-for-vote: No clinching evidence against Amar Singh, says Parliamentary Committee

NEW DELHI: In a reprieve for Amar Singh, the Parliamentary Committee investigating the cash-for-votes scam has in its report said there is no clinchi
ng evidence against the Samajwadi Party leader. ( Watch )

The committee has recommended a CBI probe into the case and has suggested the case needs to be investigated further.

Final meeting of the committee is scheduled to be held on October 17.

The Parliamentary Committee was probing allegations by three BJP MPs that they were offered money to back the Manmohan Singh government in the crucial trust vote on July 22.

On September 25, the cash-for-vote scam kicked up another drama when Amar Singh, under a cloud for his alleged role in the scandal, claimed that he was being blackmailed by a BSP worker who demanded Rs five crore to change his version before the Parliamentary panel probing the matter.

Azmat Ali, described by Singh as a BSP worker, had gone to Singh's residence and allegedly demanded the hefty amount for changing his statement he had given to the panel, the SP leader claimed at a press conference.

Ali was detained by police at Singh's Lodhi Estate residence on his complaint. Importantly, he could not depose before the parliamentary committee probing the bribery charges levelled by three BJP MPs.


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War of words begins as Cong-SP seat talks stuck

Posted: Sep 17, 2008 at 0135 hrs IST

New Delhi, September 16 Seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have hit a roadblock with the two parties refusing to concede any ground on their claims on about a dozen seats. After their second round of talks on September 8, the two sides had decided to formally exchange their “final list” of seats, including the contentious ones on which they wouldn’t compromise, on September 13 and meet two days later to take a final call on it. Neither has the lists been exchanged, nor has the meeting taken place.
Top leadership of the two parties, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, are now likely to sort out the differences, according to Congress sources. So far, the negotiations have been led by Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh and Rita Bahuguna Joshi from the Congress, while the SP interlocutors include Amar Singh and Ram Gopal Yadav.
In the last meeting, the Congress had floated the idea of “friendly contests” on some seats, but the SP refused. The contentious seats include Farrukhabad, Pratapgarh, Mora-dabad, Kushinagar, Rampur, Gonda, Fatehpur Sikri, and Domariaganj among others.
The Congress, which had initially laid claims on 30 seats, later came down to 26, while the SP, which had initially offered 12 seats, conceded about half-dozen more during the two rounds of negotiations, said Congress sources. The ruling party at the Centre is, however, reluctant to settle for less than 25 seats on the plea that delimitation of constituencies had changed the “ground situation” in favour of Congress.


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UP: SP, Cong to jointly contest LS polls

September 01, 2008 17:11 IST

The Samajwadi Party and Congress on Monday decided to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh [Images], with the SP also seeking alliance in four other states including Madhya Pradesh [Images], Maharashtra and Karnataka.

After a marathon four-hour-long talk with a Congress delegation led by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi [Images], SP general secretary Amar Singh [Images] said that the seat-sharing would be carried out with "winnability" as the criteria in the state.

Sending out a signal of warmth and goodwill towards the Congress leadership, Singh told reporters that if in any eventuality, the alliance does not work out, "we will not oppose Sonia Gandhi [Images] and Rahul in their constituencies".

The SP leader said that talks in which AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh and UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi also participated, were held in cordial atmosphere and the overriding sentiment was one of unity to face the challenges ahead.

"Just like the Congress is asking for more seats in UP, despite being weak there, similarly we also asked them to help us in states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand [Images] and Karnataka, where we have a marginal presence," Singh said implying thereby that the SP was in favour of a broad-based alliance comprising several states.

"Though Digvijay Singh and Rita Bahuguna Joshi are not authorised to speak about any other state apart from UP, I took the advantage of Rahul's presence and sought the Congress' alliance in other states also," the SP leader said.

He added that in UP, both the parties would field strong candidates with grassroot support and who could give a tough fight to their opponents

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Monday 1st September, 2008 (ANI)

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Congress and the Samajwadi Party are to hold seat sharing talks for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh today.

The Congress side, which is to be led by Rahul Gandhi, will consist of the party General Secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh, Digvijay Singh, and the State Congress president, Rita Bahuguna Joshi

The Samajwadi Party side will be represented by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, General Secretary Amar Singh and Mulayam's brother Ram Gopal Yadav, also a General Secretary of the party.

Digvijay Singh expressed confidence about reaching an agreement on seat sharing arrangement, and added that it would be pragmatic, realistic and honourable for both sides.

Recently, the Samajwadi Party's support had helped the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to win a trust vote in the Lok Sabha after Left allies withdrew support over the government's decision to go ahead with the next steps in the US-India civil nuclear cooperation deal.

Both parties have started preparations to jointly take on UP Chief Minister Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the coming general elections.

At present, the Samajwadi Party is the largest party in Uttar Pradesh in terms of the number of Lok Sabha seats it has - - 39 out of 80 seats. The Congress has just nine seats.

Rahul Gandhi met Amar Singh on Friday to take the discussions between the two parties forward. Besides, the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party favours tie-ups with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka

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About Samajwadi Party

Party Name : Samajwadi Party President : Mulayam Singh Yadav Election symbol
A bit of history
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 same day.

Party philosify- The Samajwadi Party believes in democratic socialism and opposes the unrestricted entry of multinational companies into India. It stands for equality and prosperity for all. It is dead set against communal forces and favours a confederation of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh.

Who is Mulayam Singh Yadav?
A Socialist, Yadav had been with several parties, including the Janata Party, Lok Dal and Janata Dal, before forming the Samajwadi [ Hindi for Socialist] Party. He has served as the country's defence minister and recently took over as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time. The former wrestler is addressed as netaji (leader) by one and all.

Party structure
Apart from Yadav, there is vice-president Janeshwar Mishra and eight general secretaries, including the Amar Singh. The office-bearers are elected for a three-year term.

How is the party run?
Yadav's standing ensures that he is in overall command. There is no challenger in sight. His wish is the Samajwadi Party's command.
Political prospects In the 14th Lok Sabha, it currently has 38 members, and is the fourth largest party in that house, its best ever tally. Besides 36 members from Uttar Pradesh, it won one seat from Uttranchal (formerly part of U.P.). In 2005, former Karnataka Chief Minister Bangarappa resigned from the BJP to join the Samajwadi Party. He successfully held on to his Lok Sabha seat from Shimoga under a new party ticket.
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 this era of coalition politics, a repeat or improvement of its performance in the 2009(it had 39MPs in the 14thLok Sabha) .will ensure a major role in the constitution of the next government at the Centre.
List of Senior National Leaders and State Leaders Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav, Former Union Defence Minister and Chief Minister UP (Founder & National President)

Jnashwar Mishra, Former Union Minister, One of the Seiormost Socilalists in India (National Vice President)
Ram Gopal Yadav M.P. LS Leader LS, General Secretary
Amar Singh (politician) | Amar Singh]], General Secretary Samajwadi Party and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha
Joe Antony, General Secretary, Samajwadi Party
Ramji Lal Suman MP (LS) General Secretary
Mohammed Azam Khan General Secretary
Mushir Sayed, General Secretary Maharashtra State and President Nashik city,Samajwadi Party, Municipal Corporator and Member of Education Council, Nashik.
Kunal Ajbani , Youth Vice President , Samajwadi Party, Nashik.
Shahid Siddique General Secretary
Shivpal Singh Yadav Former PWD Minister in UP Government
Akilesh Yadav, Member of Parliament (LS)
S. Bangarappa , former Chief Minister of KarnatakaMP (LS) State President, Karnataka
Dr. Sunilam,Natioanl Sacretary and MLA, M.P.Dr.Sunilam is elected from Multai(Baitul)(M.P.)
Deepnarayan Singh (Deepak Yadav), Jhansi UP, National President Samajwadi Party (Lohiyawahini)
Devendra Yadu,Former President, Samajwadi Party, Chhatisgarh
Rajendra Singh Yadav, Senior Leader, Samajwadi Party, Village-Syawani khurd, Via-Ranipur, District Jhansi(U.P.)
Vijay Bahadur Singh Yadav alias Bangali babu,District president of Samajwadi Party,Chhatarpur,(M.P.)
P.M. Harris, State President Kerala
Jagdeesh Yadav, State President Andhra Pradesh
Abu Hashim Asmi, M.P. (RS) State President Maharashtra'
Kamal Akthar M.P. (RS) President, Samajwadi Yuv Jan Sabha
Sanjay Latter, President, Samajwadi Chathra Sabha
Raja Rai Swareshwar Bali alias Raja Sanjai Bali , Barabanki Distt Head of Commitee Under Samajwadi Party, Ex-MLA , Now .

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Who is Mulayam Singh ? {SeeProfile }

Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939 in a farmer family. His father late Sri Sughar Singh was a simple and hardworking farmer. Mr. Yadav passed his MA and BT examinations from the University of Agra. He was married in the year 1957 to Ms. Samantshree. From childhood, Mr. Yadav was very sensitive towards social disparities and problems faced by the people of SC/ST and OBC. He was highly impressed by the thoughts of the famous socialist and thinker, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. He was inspired by Dr. Lohia to wage a battle against injustice and harassment of the deprived sections of society. Mr. Yadav, from his childhood, read the “Jan” and “ Chaukhamba” newspapers edited by Dr. Lohia and in the process he was deeply influenced by his ideas. Besides, Etawah and its surrounding areas in the Northern part of the country have been the nucleus of the socialist movement. Later, Mr. Yadav came into contact with the leaders and thinker like late Sri Madhu Limye, late Karpoori Thakur and late Ramsevak Yadav and worked with them closely.

Mr. Yadav was influenced by the thoughts of the former Prime Minister and the great Kisan leader, late Chaudhary Charan Singh. Mr. Yadav has been in the active politics for past 40 years and fought for the causes of farmers, labourers, youths, students, minorities, dalits and other backward and weaker sections of the society.

In the year 1954, aged 15 years, Mr. Yadav was sent to jail for the first time for taking part in Lohia’s “Nahar Rate Movement.” Thereafter, he was sent to jail on many occasions for taking part in various movements and he has spent over three years in jail. He was jailed for 19 months during emergency. In October 1992, he launched a state-wide movement in the interest of the farmers. He opposed the police firing on the farmers in Ramkola (Deoria) and fought to ensure that they got their cane dues, for which he was again sent to jail.

In 1961-62 he was elected as the President of the Students Union of the Etawah Degree College. In year 1980, he was elected as the President of the Uttar Pradesh Lok Dal. He formed “Krantikari Morcha” after the split of the Lok Dal and later he became President of the UP Lok Dal (B). When Janta Dal was formed, he became its President in UP and successfully conducted the 1989 election campaign.

Mr. Yadav was elected, for the first time, from the Jaswantnagar (Etawah) constituency in the 1967 Vidhan Sabha elections on the ticket of the Samyukta Socialist Party. He was the youngest member of the Vidhan Sabha. In 1974, he was elected to the Vidhan Sabha on the ticket of the Bhartiya Kranti Dal and in 1977 he was elected to the Vidhan Sabha on the Janta Party ticket. In 1977, he became Cooperative and Animal Husbandry Minister in the Janta Party Government and it was during his stint as a minister that the reservation at all the levels was implemented in the cooperative societies for the first time. He also took a historic decision to reduce the interest rates on the cooperative loans offered to the farmers.

In 1974, he became member of the Prati Nidhayan Samiti of the Vidhan Sabha. In 1982, he was elected as Member of the Vidhan Parishad and worked as the leader of the opposition. In March 1985, when he was elected as a Member of the Vidhan Sabha on the Lok Dal ticket for the fourth time, he was made leader of the opposition. Mr. Mulayam Singh is the only leader, who has been elected as the leader opposition of both the houses of the UP Legislature.

In 1989, he was elected again from the Jaswantnagar Vidhan Sabha seat in the general elections.

Mr. Yadav was elected as the leader of the Janta Dal Legislature Party on December 3, 1989 and after two days he took oath as a Chief Minister of UP on December 5, 1989.

In 1991 Vidhan Sabha By-elections, he contested from Jaswantnagar (Etawah) and Tilhar (Shahjahanpur) and emerged victorious from both the constituencies with huge margins.

Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav is a fierce supporter of Indian languages and he gave stress to remove the use of English from public life. During his every reign, he directed all government and semi-government offices to adopt Hindi strictly. Besides, he also ordered to set up training centres for learning eight Indian languages in UP.

On September 29,1992 he parted his ways with the Samajwadi Janta Party and formed Samajwadi Party the very same day. On Novemebr 4, 1992, the first conference of the Party was held, where the Party’s constitution was passed and its policies and programmes were also announced.

In November 1993, he was elected from Jaswantnagar (Etawah), Nidhaulikalan (Etah) and Shikohabad (Firozabad) constituencies in the Vidhan Sabha elections. Later, he was elected leader of the SP Legislature Party.

He became Chief Minister of the State for the second time on December 4, 1993 and led the SP-BSP coalition government till June 1995.

In May 1996, he won the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat for the first time and became Union Defence Minister in the government led by Mr. HD Devegowda on June 1, 1996.

In October 1996, Mr. Yadav was elected as a Member of Vidhan Sabha from Sahaswan constituency of Budaun district. He won with a huge margin, but later he resigned from the Vidhan Sabha and continued as MP and the Union Defence Minister.

When the Congress Party withdrew its support from the Indra Kumar Gujral led Joint Front Union Government in 1998, the Lok Sabha by-polls were announced. Mr. Yadav was elected for the second time as an MP from the Sambhal Lok Sabha constituency with a huge margin.

Meanwhile, he became the President of the Rashtryiya Loktantrik Morcha with RJD, which was formed on June 24, 1998 . This Morcha was formed with an objective to strengthen and unite the secular forces to keep the communal forces at bay.

Mr. Yadav led Samajwadi Party to a huge victory in 1999 Lok Sabha elections in the month of October. He was elected from Kannauj and Sambhal Lok Sabha constituencies and won with huge margins both the seats. He is the leader of the SP in the past13th Lok Sabha.

Mr. Yadav has keen interest in education and agriculture. He was member and manager of several educational institutions. He has deep interest in wrestling and has won several awards in it.