SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away

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Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away while undergoing treatment at Medanta hospital in Gurugram on 10 October. He was 82.

Important facts

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav's condition was "very critical" for the past few weeks and he was on life-saving drugs.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav born on November 22, 1939 in Etawah, was a senior Indian politician and Samajwadi Party supremo.

  • He was representing the Azamgarh constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Presently he was MP from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat.

  • He emerged in the politics of Uttar Pradesh during a period of intense social and political upheaval after the 1970s.

  • He was a three-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

  • He took oath as the 15th CM of UP in 1989, after which the Congress failed to return to power in the state.

  • After the 1989 UP elections, Mulayam took over as chief minister with the outside support of the BJP as the leader of the Janata Dal.

  • He became chief minister for the second time as an SP leader in 1993, when the Kanshi Ram-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) became his ally.

  • He took oath as chief minister for the third time in 2003 as the leader of the SP-led coalition.

  • He was the Chief Minister for a period of about six years and 9 months during the three terms.

  • He was first elected MLA from Jaswantnagar in Etawah as a candidate of Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP) in 1967 but lost the election in 1969 to Bishambhar Singh Yadav of Congress.

  • He was elected 10 times as MLA and seven times as MP from Mainpuri and Azamgarh.

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