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 common man and thus adopted the vehicle of the common man – a bicycle as its symbol.
In these two decades, 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 Signh 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.