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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

Election colours add to Holi fervour in Braj

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    6:40 pm
Mathura/Vrindavan/Agra, March 21 (IANS) The fervour of Holi, festival of colours, reached a feverish pitch on Thursday as election campaigners and leaders of different political parties extended their full support and participation in the celebrations, adding a riot of party colours to the festivities. View More..

We are capable of defeating BJP in UP: SP, BSP

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    2:48 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati on Monday said that their alliance was capable of defeating the BJP. View More..

There will be no alliance with Congress: Mayawati

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    1:32 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, BSP leader Mayawati on Monday reiterated that there will be no alliance with the grand old party anywhere in the country. View More..

Congress not to field candidates in 7 seats in UP

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    4:40 pm
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it will not contest seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh to return the favour of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance, which has left two seats for the party in the state. View More..

Mayawati to seek votes for Mulayam in Mainpuri

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    11:26 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Burying her 25-year-old bitter feud with Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will seek support for him at an election rally in Mainpuri on April 19, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said on Friday. View More..

Akhilesh, Mayawati, Ajit Singh to hold 11 joint rallies

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    8:36 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) In bid to give a tough challenge to the BJP, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and RLD leader Ajit Singh will hold 11 rallies jointly in Uttar Pradesh including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi. View More..

SP announces four more LS candidates in UP

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    6:54 pm
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Friday announced another four candidates from Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, including Tabassum Hasan who won the Kairana bypolls last year as a joint opposition candidate. View More..

Mystique behind multi-phase polls (Part-II)

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    12:18 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A deep dive into poll data reveals the outcomes in the multiple-phase election since 2010 in Bihar: the result showed a one-sided contest. Ditto for Uttar Pradesh in 2012, Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and West Bengal in 2016. View More..

Amethi, Rae Bareli to go to polls on May 6, Varanasi on May 19

Posted On : Mar 10,2019,    11:26 pm
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Elections for the high-profile Amethi and Rae Bareli parliamentary constituencies in UP, represented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, respectively, will be held in the fifth phase of polling on May 6, the Election Commission said on Sunday. View More..

SP releases six names, Mulayam to contest from Mainpuri

Posted On : Mar 08,2019,    12:48 pm
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, the party announced on Friday. View More..

Assets of Sonia, Rahul, Maneka and Mulayam grew manifold in 10 years: Report

Posted On : Mar 02,2019,    7:20 pm
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Assets of most politicians, representing various Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha constituencies, have grown manifold between 2004 and 2019, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said. View More..

Mulayam's flip-flops to benefit BJP and singe BSP-SP alliance?

Posted On : Feb 22,2019,    5:38 pm
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and founder of the Samajwadi Party (SP) Mulayam Singh Yadav continues to baffle his own party leaders and political observers alike by repeatedly making statements that can benefit the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and embarrass his son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. View More..

Pulwama not a poll issue, but can't be ignored: Paswan (IANS interview)

Posted On : Feb 22,2019,    1:56 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says the NDA does not want the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments to become an election issue but "it cannot be ignored" as he made it clear that the government "is as serious as the people of the country" after the terror attack. View More..

Mulayam questions logic behind SP-BSP seat sharing formula

Posted On : Feb 21,2019,    6:16 pm
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) On a day that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the seat allocation formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the party he founded 27 years back had been given a raw deal. View More..

What's the hitch in Congress leading post-poll coalition opposite BJP? (Comment)

Posted On : Feb 16,2019,    1:36 pm
The ghastly news from Kashmir did cast a shadow, otherwise Lucknow has had a festive February. The first week was filled with the five-day annual Sanatkada jamboree with fabled Baradari as the festooned focal point. While the mood still lingered, the city found itself riveted on Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in tow. View More..

Mulayam's words on Modi lack meaning as he hardly remembers anything: Rabri Devi

Posted On : Feb 14,2019,    6:56 pm
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) A day after veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior RJD leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Thursday downplayed the episode by saying Yadav's words have no meaning as he hardly remembers anything. View More..

Rahul didn't ask any question in 16th Lok Sabha

Posted On : Feb 14,2019,    2:56 pm
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Amethi MP and Congress President Rahul Gandhi was among the top leaders who did not pose a single query during Question Hour in the 16th Lok Sabha, research by a website shows. View More..

Modi, opposition leaders recall experiences of 16th Lok Sabha

Posted On : Feb 14,2019,    12:22 am
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) As the curtains came down on the 16th Lok Sabha on the last day of the Budget session, the members recalled their experiences, with some of them becoming emotional. View More..

Mulayam causes a flutter, hopes Modi returns as PM

Posted On : Feb 13,2019,    8:40 pm
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday created a flutter in political circles when he heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha and expressed his wish to see him re-elected to the office again. View More..

Hope Modi returns as Prime Minister again: Mulayam

Posted On : Feb 13,2019,    6:10 pm
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) With the 16th Lok Sabha coming to an end on Wednesday, veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his wish to see him re-elected to office again. View More..


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