Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya)

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Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya)
LeaderShivpal Singh Yadav
FounderShivpal Singh Yadav
Founded29 August 2018 (4 years ago) (2018-08-29)
Dissolved8 December 2022 (5 months ago) (2022-12-08)
Preceded bySamajwadi Secular Morcha
Merged intoSamajwadi Party
HeadquartersLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Political positionLeft-wing
Colours  Red
ECI StatusRegistered
AllianceSP+ (2021-2022)
Seats in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
0 / 403
Election symbol
Stool (PSF).png

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (translation: Progressive Socialist Party (Lohia)), earlier known as Samajwadi Secular Morcha, was a political party formed by former cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh Shivpal Singh Yadav after leaving the Samajwadi Party on 29 August 2018.[1] Stating that he has decided to form the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) to retain socialist values. In the Present scenario the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party is a registered political party by the Election Commission.[2] The camp office is located in Lucknow, capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The permanent office is situated in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.[3][4]

Election symbol[edit]

Stool (PSF).png

The party had been officially assigned the "Key" for its symbol for contesting elections of 2019 which was changed into "Stool" just before elections of 2022.[5] Though PSP president Shivpal Singh Yadav has announced to fight the 2022 assembly election on the bicycle, the symbol of Samajwadi Party.[6]

Party flag[edit]

The red colour symbolizes socialism, the yellow colour is the symbol of expectation and the green colour is the symbol of coordination and prosperity.

In this way, the flag symbolizes expectation achieving physical prosperity by binding the society with socialism.


  1. ^ "Shivpal Yadav launches party, says tried to hold SP together". Hindustan Times. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Shivpal Yadav floats new party- Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia)". The Indian Express. 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ "शिवपाल यादव ने मुलायम के कभी अखिलेश तो कभी अपने मंच पर मौजूद रहने पर ये दिया बयान- Amarujala". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  4. ^ "His new outfit to take out rally today: Shivpal Yadav takes SP formula, men to try outwit Akhilesh Yadav". The Indian Express. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  5. ^ "यूपी: शिवपाल सिंह यादव की पार्टी प्रसपा का नया चुनाव चिह्न 'स्टूल', चुनाव आयोग ने किया आवंटित". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Shivpal: All PSP-l Candidates to Contest Elections on Sp Symbol: Shivpal | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India. 18 January 2022.