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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

SP-BSP alliance 'selfish', people will reject: Dushyant Gautam

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    6:30 pm
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Terming the alliance between the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh as "selfish", BJP national Vice President Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Tuesday said the parties are doing injustice to their activists by bringing two ideologically different forces together. View More..

SP-BSP alliance a monumental leap of faith between two sworn rivals (Comment)

Posted On : Jan 13,2019,    1:28 pm
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) It is exactly something that the BJP had a sense of foreboding about. The alliance between the SP & BSP in UP is a monumental leap of faith between two sworn rivals. View More..

BSP-SP announce tie up for LS polls, keep Congress out of it

Posted On : Jan 12,2019,    2:16 pm
Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) Arch rivals for over 25 years, the BSP and SP announced on Saturday that they will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state, while leaving Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, which has been kept out of the alliance. View More..

Modi attacks SP-BSP tie-up, says he will expose their 'misdeeds'

Posted On : Jan 09,2019,    7:26 pm
Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) Attacking the coming together of SP and BSP in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said their leaders were worried about their misdeeds and were now working to defeat the 'chowkidar' (watchman) who was all out to expose their "misdeeds". View More..

Akhilesh arbitrarily gave away 'Yash Bharti' to 53 persons: RTI

Posted On : Jan 09,2019,    6:22 pm
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had arbitrarily given away the coveted "Yash Bharti" awards to 53 persons, in contravention to the laid down rules for selection of awardees, according to an RTI response. View More..

Year that saw tectonic shift in UP's political landscape (2018 In Retrospect)

Posted On : Dec 25,2018,    12:18 pm
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) A year is a long time in politics. In Uttar Pradesh, the change of the calendar from 2017 to 2018 saw a tectonic shift in the political landscape, one that left the ruling BJP and its cadres shocked to the core. Mayawati, the Dalit powerhouse who was daggers drawn with arch rival, the Samajwadi Party (SP), since June 2, 1995, after a murderous attack on her at a guest house by its supporters, decided to bury the hatchet and join ranks with the party. View More..

Grand alliance a club of 'rich dynasties': Modi

Posted On : Dec 23,2018,    4:30 pm
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Calling the 'grand alliance' a club of "rich dynasties", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the efforts of the opposition parties were for personal survival and ambitions and the country would never accept such an incoherent coalition. View More..

Modi seeks cooperation for winter session, Congress wants JPC on Rafale

Posted On : Dec 10,2018,    6:12 pm
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday sought cooperation of opposition parties in smooth running of the winter session of Parliament as the Congress sought a JPC probe into Rafale deal, discussion on "misuse" of EVMs and discussion on problems concerning farmers. View More..

Bulandshahr violence result of BJP's dangerous policies: Akhilesh Yadav

Posted On : Dec 07,2018,    5:32 pm
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 7 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday blamed the "dangerous policies" of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the mob violence in Bulandshahr earlier this week, and said that panicked by their shrinking base they were fanning communal passions. "The Bulandshahr incident is a result of the 'thoko niti' of the state government," the former chief minister said at a public rally in Firozabad. View More..

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over Ayodhya developments

Posted On : Nov 25,2018,    2:46 pm
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) President of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Shivpal Singh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Sunday and expressed his concern over the "large and unlawful" gathering of people in Ayodhya. View More..

BJP flays Akhilesh for seeking army deployment at Ayodhya, calls him anti-Ram

Posted On : Nov 24,2018,    6:44 pm
Lucknow, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for demanding the army be deployed in Ayodhya ahead of the 'Dharma Sabha' organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), labelling him "anti-Ram". View More..

Mulayam's 80th birthday celebrated by Akhilesh, Shivpal separately

Posted On : Nov 22,2018,    3:38 pm
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday celebrated the 80th birthday of party founder and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. View More..

Raja Bhaiyya announces new political party

Posted On : Nov 16,2018,    2:20 pm
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Raghraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya, an Independent legislator from Kunda, on Friday announced the formation of a new political party in Uttar Pradesh which will contest the next Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Commoners, bigwigs in UP celebrate Diwali with traditional fervor

Posted On : Nov 07,2018,    10:36 pm
Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) Commoners, political heavyweights and social bigwigs came together on Diwali, and celebrated the festival of lights, which marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile, across Uttar Pradesh with traditional fervor and gaiety on Wednesday. As soon as the sun set, people retired to their homes after shopping and prayed before the idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi. View More..

Naidu meets Rahul, Pawar, Akhilesh to push opposition unity (Roundup)

Posted On : Nov 01,2018,    10:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Efforts to forge a broad unity among opposition parties to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections received a boost on Thursday with TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi and the two leaders stating that opposition forces will work together to "defend India, our institutions and democracy." View More..

Mulayam's daughter-in-law favours Ram temple

Posted On : Nov 01,2018,    5:30 pm
Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Aparna Yadav, younger daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, is in favour of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. View More..

Mulayam turns up at Shivpal's party office, stumps Akhilesh camp

Posted On : Oct 30,2018,    10:10 pm
Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) Seen recently on many occasions with his son and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav surprised many on Tuesday by turning up at his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav's recently-formed Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) in the state capital. View More..

In Uttar Pradesh, Shivpal Yadav launches new party

Posted On : Oct 23,2018,    11:40 pm
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The new political outfit floated by Shivpal Yadav, the rebel Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and estranged uncle of former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, will be known as 'Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia', it was announced here at a party convention on Tuesday. View More..

Leaders in UP, Uttarakhand mourn demise of former CM N.D. Tiwari

Posted On : Oct 18,2018,    8:54 pm
Lucknow/Dehradun, Oct 18 (IANS) Political leaders of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday condoled the death of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had served as Chief Minister of both the states - a unique distinction in Indian politics. View More..

In UP, socialist Shivpal tries to create space for his new outfit

Posted On : Sep 22,2018,    5:48 pm
Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) Eager to expand his newly formed political outfit, the Samajwadi Secular Morcha (SSM), former UP minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday called on socialist ideologue Bhagwati Singh and "sought his blessings", a party spokesman said. View More..


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