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Mulayam Singh Yadav, The Founder of the Samajwadi Party, Has Died

He had received treatment at Medanta Hospital since August 22 and was transferred to the ICU on October 2.

Indian Politics: Mulayam Singh Yadav, the founder of the Samajwadi Party and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, died on October 10, 2022, at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, according to his son, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Mulayam Singh Yadav was 82 years old when he died.

Mulayam Singh Yadav has been receiving treatment at Medanta Hospital since August 22 and was transferred to the intensive care unit on October 2. Since then, he has been in critical condition and treated in the ICU by a multidisciplinary team of specialists.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, an astute politician, blazed a new path by putting backward castes at the center of Uttar Pradesh politics, and he served as Chief Minister three times (1989-91, 1993-95, and 2003-2007). Akhilesh and Prateek, his two sons, survive him.

Yadav, a staunch supporter of secular politics, suffered electoral losses after ordering the firing on the Kar Sevaks during the peak of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in 1990. Still, he positioned himself as the savior of the Constitution and returned to rule the State by forging a strong Muslim-Yadav coalition that paid rich dividends on the campaign trail.

He also served as Defence Minister during the United Front government in 1996, after coming dangerously close to becoming Prime Minister when coalition politics were the order of the day and regional parties wanted to be more than just kingmakers.

Neta Ji’s Promising Career Path

  • Born in the village of Saifai in the Uttar Pradesh district of Etawah in 1939.
  • 1967: First elected to the Uttar Pradesh assembly from Ram Manohar Lohia’s Sanyukt Socialist Party.
  • 1968: Joined Chaudhary Charan Singh’s Bharatiya Kranti Dal. This party merged with the Sanyukt Socialist Party to form the Bharatiya Lok Dal. Following the emergency (1975-1977), the Bharatiya Lok Dal merged with the Janata Dal.
  • 1977: He is ordained as a minister for the first time.
  • 1980: Elected President of Lokdal State.
  • 1982-1987: Elected to the Legislative Council and appointed Leader of the Opposition.
  • 1985-87: Appointed as Janata Dal state president.
  • 1989-1991: First term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Samajwadi Party was founded in 1992.
  • 1993-1995: Appointed as UP CM for the second time.
  • 1996: First elected to the Lok Sabha from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, and becomes Defence Minister.
  • 1998: Returns to the Lok Sabha from Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1999: Returns to Sambhal as an MP.
  • 2003: Third time as UP CM.
  • After the death of his wife, Malti Devi, in 2003, he married Sadhna Gupta.
  • 2004: Elected as MP from Mainpuri.
  • In 2007, he was elected Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh state assembly.
  • 2009: Elected as MP from Mainpuri.
  • 2014: Elected as Member of Parliament from Azamgarh and Mainpuri, resigns from Mainpuri.
  • 2019: Elected as MP from Mainpuri for the seventh time.
  • 2022: Died at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.