Former Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away at 82, know the full story of becoming ‘Netaji’

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away on Monday morning. He was 82 years old. Netaji was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram for the past few days. Everyone is shocked to hear the news of his death. Mulayam Singh Yadav was a great player of the world of politics. At the same time, Mulayam has also had a deep connection with the Hindi film industry.

After the 1970s, when the OBC movement was gaining strength, during the period of social and political upheaval, veteran leaders emerged in the politics of UP. Emerging as a socialist leader, Mulayam established himself as an OBC stalwart.

Wrestler-turned-teacher Mulayam was born on 22 November 1939 in Etawah and completed his MA (Political Science) and B.Ed degrees. He took oath as the 15th CM of UP in 1989. In 1989, a few months before the elections to the 10th UP Legislative Assembly, Mulayam joined the VP Singh-led Janata Dal and was appointed the chief of the UP unit.

After emerging as a prominent opposition face, he started the state-wide Kranti Rath Yatra. One of his rallies had a theme song, ‘Naam Mulayam Singh, Lekin Kaam Bada Phouladi Hai’. In 1992, Mulayam founded his own party, the Samajwadi Party. Mulayam took oath as the CM for the second time after the 1993 elections, in which SP had won 108 seats.

Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in the 1996 elections and served as Defense Minister in the United Front governments led by HD Deve Gowda and later IK Gujral. Successfully contested several subsequent Lok Sabha elections including the 2019 elections.

Mulayam was first elected to the Lok Sabha in the 1996 elections and served as Defense Minister in the United Front governments led by HD Deve Gowda and later IK Gujral. As Defense Minister, Mulayam was known for promoting Hindi in correspondence with defense establishments.

Amid growing social fragmentation and the wooing of many non-Yadav OBC castes, Mulayam Singh Yadav was then increasingly regarded as the leader of Yadavs and Muslims. In the 2012 elections, when the SP won a majority and formed its government, Mulayam handed over the reins of leadership to his son Akhilesh Yadav, allowing him to take over as the chief minister. Mulayam Singh Yadav was popularly known as “Netaji” in the political circles.

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