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About Mulayam Singh Yadav

Name Mulayam Singh Yadav
Designation Member of Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Samajwadi Party
Political Party Samajwadi Party – its founder 1992
Posts held
  1. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
  2. Defence Minster
Date of Birth and Age 22 November 1939 (age 74)
Mulayam Singh Yadav


Mulayam Singh Yadav is the member of the 15th Lok Sabha and the chairman of the Samajwadi party. He served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice; first during 1989–91 second from 1993–95 and third time from 2003-2007. He also served as Minister of Defence from 1996–98.

Prior to entering politics, Jayalalithaa was a popular film star in south Indian cinema. She acted as a heroine in over 140 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi language films.

Mulayam was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1967. Since then he served eight terms there. He founded the Samajwadi Party (Socialist Party) in 1992.

The Samajwadi party has socialist ideas of uplifting rural society. Mulayam is staunch supporter of Raj Narayan who defeated Indira Gandhi in 1997 general elections. He also follows Rammanohar Lohia's ideas of socialism that based on caste instead of class.

Mulayam Singh Yadav's rise in Indian politics is a result of two startling features of Indian politics; both had its base in Uttar Pradesh. One was the Ayodhya movement and the other was implementation of the Mandal Commission report.

Mulayam's staunch anti communal stand and pro backward castes approach struck a cordial cord with the masses that belonged to these groups. Mulayam's craft of weaving of a political matrix based on Muslim and other backward caste alliance launched him on the national stage.

Mulayam Singh Yadav as the UP Chief Minister in 1990 earned him the title 'Mulla Mulayam' and the unflinching loyalty of UP Muslims when ordered firing in Ayodhya to save the Babri mosque. He in 2009 went on to have alliance with Kalyan Singh, under whose tenure as Chief Minister, the mosque was demolished in 1992.

Mulayam stand on movement for demanding separate statehood for Uttarakhand also became controversial when he ordered firing on Uttarakhand activists at Muzaffarnagar on 2 October 1994.

Mulayam voiced his support to the UPA government that was on the brink of defeat and helped the safe passing the Indo- US civilian nuclear bill in the Parliament. The Indo-U.S. nuclear deal in 2008 saw a crucial vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha. With the UPA ally, the left parties opposing the deal it was imminent that Manmohan Singh's government may fall, when Mulayam extended support and salvaged the situation.

Mulayam's association with Amar Singh, the erstwhile general secretary of the Samajwadi party has attracted a huge media attention. Amar Singh press management helped Mulayam's popularity reach dazzling heights. Later difference arose and Mulyam had to sack his long term associate. Amar Singh, while parting ways reportedly said that he is in know of Mulayam's secrets and if he reveals them the Samajwadi party leader may go to jail. He added that he will not do so and rather will die with them.

Mulayam Singh and other members of his family have been accused of having assets disproportionate to their income. There has been a court-ordered enquiry by the CBI on this issue. The matter remains sub-judice. His family members claim that the allegations are politically motivated.

The third front which has come up in the run up to the 2014 General election with the idea to capture the non-Congress, non-BJP electoral space has eleven parties alliance where Mulayam is a serious contender for the post of Prime Minister. If he is able to deliver forty Lok Sabha seats and this front emerge as the largest political formation Mulayam is likely to be the Prime Minister of India, a dream that he nurses, when VP Singh and Chandrashekar assumed that post.


News about Mulayam Singh Yadav

Shivpal's PSP to support Congress in Lucknow

Posted On : Apr 29,2019,    1:10 pm
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) led by Shivpal Singh Yadav has announced its support to Congress candidate Acharya Pramod Krishnan in Lucknow. View More..

Rajnath visits ailng Mulayam at Lucknow residence

Posted On : Apr 27,2019,    8:14 pm
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav late on Saturday evening to inquire about his health. View More..

BJP risks 4 seats in UP in face of SP-BSP challenge

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    10:16 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Out of the 10 seats that went to the polls in Uttar Pradesh in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) runs the risk of losing four of its own seats and may not be able to wrest three from the Samajwadi Party (SP) if the voting patterns of 2014 are replicated this time. View More..

Mulayam Singh Yadav casts his vote in Mainpuri

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    3:46 pm
Mainpuri, April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is contesting for the fifth consecutive term from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, cast his vote in the third phase of polling on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his wife Sadhna Gupta, son and party chief Akhilesh Yadav and daughters-in-law Dimple Yadav and Aparna Yadav. View More..

Allegations fly as 3rd phase polling begins in UP

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    11:26 am
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Polling began for the third phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday amidst levelling of accusations by candidates. View More..

Over 10% voting in UP LS polls (9 a.m.)

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    11:22 am
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Over 10 per cent voting was recorded for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, according to an election official. View More..

Voting starts in 10 Lok Sabha seats in UP

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    8:48 am
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Voting for the crucial third phase for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh began on Tuesday that will decide the fate of four members of SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan, besides senior party leader Azam Khan and his bete noir BJP's Jaya Prada. View More..

Key constituencies for phase 3 of Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    11:04 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Here are the key constituencies going to the polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday. View More..

Aadi Shakti will finish Azam Khan: Amar Singh (INTERVIEW)

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    8:40 pm
Rampur (UP), April 22 (IANS) Comparing Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Rampur Azam Khan to Mahishasura, the buffalo demon of the Hindu mythology, Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has said he would be destroyed by the Aadi Shakti that has arrived in his constituency. View More..

Third phase polling on Tuesday across 15 states

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    4:38 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) People in 15 states will vote on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday which will see a maximum of of 117 seats going to the polls in a single phase of seven-phased election. View More..

BJP to defend 62 seats in phase 3, Congress 16 (IANS special)

Posted On : Apr 21,2019,    8:46 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday will see the maximum number of seats going to the polls in a single phase -- 117 across 15 states and Union Territories. View More..

In UP's third phase, poll battle enters Yadav land

Posted On : Apr 21,2019,    5:18 pm
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) As the Lok Sabha election enters its third phase in Uttar Pradesh, the battle is now taking place in Yadav land with the prestige and stature of the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan on test. View More..

Leaders quitting as Congress is sinking ship: Shahnawaz

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    11:08 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday mocked the Congress by calling it a 'sinking ship' after one of its spokespersons, Priyanka Chaturvedi, quit the grand old party and joined the Shiv Sena. View More..

Ears to the ground: UP bypolls a warning to BJP

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    8:20 pm
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana and Noorpur continue to haunt the Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh even as the party leadership insists that it is returning to power with a bigger majority. View More..

Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, calls him genuine OBC leader (Third Lead)

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    4:38 pm
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati on Friday erased 24 years of bitter hostilities and shared the same platform in Mainpuri where the BSP President took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Samajwdi Party patriarch declared that this will be his last election. View More..

Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    3:42 pm
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle. View More..

Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, berates Modi

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    2:24 pm
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where the BSP chief praised the Samajwadi Party founder and dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "a fake backward". View More..

Arch-rival Mulayam-Mayawati's joint rally in Mainpuri

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    10:48 am
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will share a stage at a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Friday, putting aside historical grievances of their shared past. View More..

This is an election for change, says Akhilesh

Posted On : Apr 18,2019,    4:50 pm
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls were an "election for change". View More..

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh

Posted On : Apr 18,2019,    3:12 pm
Azamgarh, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh. View More..


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