Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away on October 10, 2022, at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, his son and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. Mulayam Singh Yadav was 82 years old. An astute politician, Mulayam Singh Yadav blazed a new trail by putting backward castes at the center of Uttar Pradesh politics and served as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister three times (1989-91, 1993-95, and 2003-2007). He is survived by two sons, Akhilesh and Prateek.
A strong votary of secular politics, Yadav suffered electoral losses after he ordered the firing on the Kar Sevaks at the peak of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in 1990, but he pitted himself as the savior of the spirit of the Constitution and returned to rule the State by forging a strong Muslim-Yadav combination that paid rich dividends at the hustings.
History of Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939, in Saifai village of Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his B.A. in 1960 and L.L.B. in 1963 from Meerut University. He started his political career as a member of the Samajwadi Party and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996. He served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1989 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1995. In 1999, he was elected as the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009. In 2012, he was appointed as the National President of the Samajwadi Party.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939, in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father, Murti Singh, was a farmer and his mother, Sukhrani, was a homemaker. He has two brothers, Shivpal Singh and Abhay Ram, and two sisters, Sarla Devi and Rajeshwari Devi.
He attended the local government school in Saifai and then went on to college, where he studied physics. After college, he joined the Indian Army. He served in the Signal Corps for two years and then returned to Saifai to start his own business.
In 1974, he was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, as a member of the Samajwadi Party. He has been re-elected to the Lok Sabha five times since then. From 1980 to 1982, he was the Minister of Internal Security in the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
In 1991, he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, a position he held for three terms. During his time as Chief Minister, he was known for his tough stance on crime and his efforts to improve the state’s infrastructure.
In 2003, he was expelled from the Samajwadi Party by his son, Akhilesh Yadav. He then formed his own party, the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya), which merged with the Lok Dal in 2004.
In 2012, he returned to the Samajwadi Party and was once again elected to the Lok Sabha. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mulayam Singh Yadav. He was a leader who was well-known for his hard work and dedication to his constituency. His death is a loss to the Indian community and his legacy will be remembered for years to come. May he rest in peace.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was a great political leader of India who was born into a very poor family. He is the founder of a party named Samajwadi Party. In the year 1950, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In the year 1989, he became the Defence Minister of India. He was a member of parliament five times. He was awarded the highest civilian award in India.