Court orders retrial in case against SP leader Abu Azmi

The sessions court here on Tuesday ordered a fresh trial against Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi and four others in a case related to a provocative speech he had made in 2000.

After split with NCP, Congress may join hands with SP in Maharashtra

A day after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) severed its 15-year-old ties with the Congress, there are reports of a possible tie up between the Grand Old Party and the Samajwadi Party for the fast approaching assembly elections in Maharashtra.

SP leader Azmi's conviction in hate speech case suspended

In a relief for Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi ahead of next month's Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sessions Court Tuesday suspended his conviction and two-year sentence in an alleged hate speech case.

Azmi calls for alliance of "secular thinkers" for Maha polls

Citing the example of JD(U)-RJD tie-up for the upcoming Bihar by-polls, SP leader Abu Azmi on Monday called for an alliance of "secular thinkers" for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, for which his party has sent a proposal to the Congress.

Mumbai SP MLA demands temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid

Samajwadi Party`s Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of `Bakri-Eid` to be held later this year.

Now SP leader Abhishek Mishra under fire over blunt remarks on women safety

In what can draw further flak for Samajwadi Party, Abhishek Mishra, a minister in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Cabinet on Saturday said that `deployment of constable behind every woman in the state is practically impossible`.

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has links with IM operative?

In what could be termed as an embarrassment for the Samajwadi Party, its leader Abu Azmi has been reported to have links with an Indian Mujahideen operative.

Would probe Abu Azmi`s statement: RR Patil

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Friday said the state government would initiate probe into the controversial statement of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi in Lucknow yesterday.

SP leader Azmi defends controversial remarks on women

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on defended his remarks that a woman and a man entering into sexual relations outside marriage should be punished, drawing sharp criticism from activists.

If you want happy country, go out and vote: Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has asked his fans to go out and vote in large numbers during this Lok Sabha elections if they want to live in a `happy country`.

Mulayam talking rubbish: Lalu Prasad on rape remark

Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases.

Shamed by father-in-law Abu Azmi`s statements: Ayesha Takia

Not just from across the country, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi is facing opposition at home for making bizarre and shocking statement over punishment to women who were raped.

SP`s Abu Azmi adds to Mulayam`s rape shocker, says girls should be hanged too

On Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav shocked everyone by defending rapists, saying they should not be hanged for committing a `mistake`.

Sharad Pawar `sailing in two boats`, alleges Abu Azmi

Targeting the Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday accused him of "sailing in two boats simultaneously".

MNS`s agitation was orchestrated by state and Raj: Azmi

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Friday alleged that MNS`s agitation against the road toll was stage-managed by both Raj Thackeray and the state government.

Big B sharing dais with Raj an insult to north Indians: Abu Azmi

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi on Tuesday said that mega star Amitabh Bachchan sharing the dais with MNS chief Raj Thackeray was an "insult" to north Indians.

Beed senior cop gives bouquet to SP leader Abu Azmi; MNS fumes

A senior police officer has invited the wrath of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena for presenting a bouquet to Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi here.

BJP slams police commissioner`s order to police stations

BJP`s Maharashtra leader Eknath Khadse demanded roll back of Mumbai Police Commissioner Satypal Singh`s order asking police stations to remove photographs and idols of deities from premises.

Why no action against those who demolished Babri, asks Abu Azmi

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday sought action against those involved in the demolition of Babri masjid in Ayodhya in 1992.

Abu Azmi’s absurd remarks about woman’s conduct embarrasses Ayesha Takia

Ever since a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped in December last year, politicians and public figures have come up with bizarre statements that have subsequently led to a nation wide outrage.