About Our Party

Samajwadi Party came into existence on October 4, 1992 in Lucknow under the leadership of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav. The party gives immense importance to the development of the common man and thus adopted the vehicle of the common man – a bicycle as its symbol.

In these two decades, the Samajwadi Party has come to power in Uttar Pradesh twice (Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav had been the Chief Minister once before the party was formed) and has tried to bring development and prosperity in the state. The party under the leadership of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav formed the government in Uttar Pradesh in 1993 and then again in 2003. Samajwadi Party also enjoys the position of being the third largest party in the 15th Lok Sabha.

Samajwadi Party works at the grassroot level for social upliftment and believes in creating a fertile ground for the downtrodden sections of society so that everyone lives in harmony. Samajwadi Party is a mass based party and attracts membership from all sections of society. Samajwadi Party steadfastly stands for communal harmony and secularism as enshrined in our constitution.

The party is founded on the principle socialism, democracy and equality. Samajwadi Party believes in communal harmony and endeavours to create special opportunities for backward sections of society, Muslims and women. Samajwadi Party is organized at the national, state, zila and municipal level across the country.


The Samajwadi Party believes in creating a socialist society, which works on the principle of equality and the party has a secular and democratic outlook. The Samajwadi Party believes in continuously working towards the upliftment of weaker sections of society and it stands against communal forces.

Freedom fighter, socialist and a great Parliamentarian, Ram Manohar Lohia is a guiding light for the Samajwadi Party. Ram Manohar Lohia’s integrity, selfless struggle for India’s independence and his ability to unite people of all sections of society has greatly influenced the leaders, youth and workers in the party. Lohia was jailed by the British several times during the freedom struggle and he fought rigorously all his life for social equality.

Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas greatly influenced Lohia who worked tirelessly during the freedom movement writing articles against the British, raising awareness against British imperialism in Europe, and after India became independent devoted himself to grassroots politics which included farmers cause, development work and fighting against social injustice. He also worked towards putting an end to capitalist-feudalistic tendencies.

Lohia’s ability to awaken the people with his fiery articles on Satyagraha and his innate knowledge of social problems made him the foremost socialist leader of India. Lohia’s ‘Do or Die’ spirit is an inspiration and a guiding force for the Samajwadi Party in its struggle for social upliftment of the poor, backward and socially weaker sections of society.