RIP: Mulayam Singh Yadav Dies At 82

Mulayam Singh Yadav, founder of the Samajwadi Party, passed away after a protracted illness. He was 82. The seasoned leader, who was receiving treatment at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital, has previously held the office of Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister. He had previously served as the defence minister of India.

On August 22, Mulayam Singh Yadav was brought into the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Over the previous few years, he had been dealing with health concerns.

“My respected father has passed away,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, his son, was quoted as saying in a party statement. Tributes started pouring in soon after the news of his death broke.

“Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji distinguished himself in UP and national politics. He was a key soldier for democracy during the Emergency. As Defence Minister, he worked for a stronger India. His Parliamentary interventions were insightful and emphasised on furthering national interest,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in his tweet.

Under his watch, The Samajwadi Party came back to power under his leadership in 2012; however, he chose to hand the reins over to his son Akhilesh, sparking a dispute within the Yadav family over a progressive overhaul of the plebeian party.



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