Mulayam Singh Yadav, the founder of Samajwadi Party and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh passed away at the age of 82 years at a private hospital in Gurugram. [Read about the news here]. Let us know about the Early Life, Education, Family and Political Career of former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Late Mulayam Singh Yadav.
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Mulayam Singh Yadav Early Life
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939 to Murti Devi and Sughar Singh Yadav. He was born in the Uttar Pradesh village of Saifai in the Etawah district. Mulayam Singh Yadav completed his elementary education at Saifai. After completing his primary and secondary studies, Mulayam Singh Yadav enrolled at Karm Kshetra Post Graduate College in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in politics. Mulayam Singh Yadav moved to Agra to do his post graduate studies after completing his undergraduate degree at AK College in Shikohabad. He received his master’s degree from B.R. College in Agra.
Education of Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born in Saifai, in the Indian state of Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. In the heartland of Saifai, Etawah, and Mainpuri, Mulayam Singh Yadav has never lost an election. Mulayam Singh Yadav attended Saifai’s high school and college, both of which he completed and graduated from. He then travelled to Shikohabad to continue his studies. Yadav studied at Agra for his graduate degree. Mulayam Singh Yadav was a politician by profession. He has also been a farmer and an instructor.
Mulayam Singh Yadav: Wife, Family, Son, Personal Life
Mulayam Singh Yadav Wife
Mulayam Singh Yadav married twice in his lifetime. Malti Devi was Mulayam Singh Yadav’s first wife. Malti experienced problems with the birth of Akhilesh Yadav in 1973, which led to her entering a vegetative condition. On May 27, 2003, she passed away after a prolonged illness. Mulayam Singh Yadav had a romance with Sadhana Gupta in the 1980s while still married to his first wife. In 1988, Mulayam and Sadhana gave birth to a son named Prateek Yadav (Businessman). Many people were unaware of his marriage to Sadhana Gupta until Mulayam was forced to admit it before the Supreme Court of India in connection with a dispute involving disproportionate assets in February 2007.
Mulayam Singh Yadav Children and Family
- Prateek is married to Aparna Yadav, a politician, while Akhilesh is married to Dimple Yadav (politician). Sadhana Gupta passed away on July 9, 2022, at a private hospital in Gurugram, Haryana, following a protracted illness.
- Mulayam Singh Yadav has one sister named Kamla Devi and four brother’s: Ratan Singh Yadav, Abhay Ram Yadav, Rajpal Singh Yadav, Shivpal Singh Yadav.
- Ram Gopal Yadav and Geeta Devi, two of his relatives, are among India’s most loved politicians.
- Mulayam Singh Yadav served as the head of SP Uttar Pradesh’s from 2012 to 2017.
Mulayam Singh Yadav Career
Mulayam Singh Yadav had a great impact on Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia’s beliefs and ideologies. Since he began getting interested in politics at the age of 15, he has had the opportunity to interact with individuals like Karpoori Thakur, Janeshwar Mishra, and Ram Sewak Yadav. Mulayam was chosen to lead the students’ union at A.K. College in Shikohabad, Uttar Pradesh, in 1962. In 1960, Mulayam joined the “Janata Dal.” He was chosen to represent Uttar Pradesh as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1967. He held the office of MLA for 8 terms. He first attained the position of State Minister in 1977. In 1980, he was chosen to serve as the Janata Dal’s president.
Early Career of Mulayam Singh Yadav
- In 1982, Mulayam Singh Yadav was chosen to lead the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. He held this position until 1985.
- In 1985, the Janata Dal was split. The “Krantikari Morcha” was established by Chandra Shekhar, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and the CPI.
- In 1989, Mulayam initially assumed the office of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
- When the V. P. Singh administration fell in November 1990, Yadav joined Chandra Shekhar’s Janata Dal (Socialist), and he kept his position as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh with the backing of the Congress and the Janata Dal.
- Elections for the UP Assembly were held in June 1991 after the Congress Party withdrew its support in April, and Mulayam Singh Yadav lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Foundation of the Samajwadi Party (SP)
- Mulayam Singh Yadav founded the Samajwadi Party in 1992. (SP). In an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), he ran for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 1993 and won.
- For a second term, Mulayam Singh Yadav served as chief minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
- Congress and the Janata Dal supported him. Until his colleagues decided to leave the alliance in June 1998, he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
- Yadav ran for office in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the 1996 General Elections, winning.
- In the United Front Coalition Government, he was appointed Union Defense Minister. Yadav was chosen as an MP from the Uttar Pradesh Sambhal Lok Sabha Constituency in 1998 after the government again fell.
- When Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government fell in 1999, Mulayam Singh Yadav ran for office in the Uttar Pradesh constituencies of Sambhal and Kannauj.
- His son, Akhilesh Yadav, ran for the Kannauj Lok Sabha Constituency in the subsequent by-elections after he resigned from the two seats he had won.
Mulayam Singh Yadav: The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Following the 2003 UP Assembly Elections, the SP regained control of the state, and Mulayam Singh Yadav was chosen to lead it as chief minister. Mayawati became the Chief Minister when the BSP won the election in 2007. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party once more won the majority, but Mulayam resigned so that his son, Akhilesh Yadav, could take over as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
He ran for the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats of Azamgarh and Mainpuri in the general elections of 2014. He was elected to both seats, however he resigned from the Mainpuri seat to run for the Azamgarh seat instead. He ran for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2019 General Elections and won. Currently, he is an MP from Mainpuri Lok Sabha Constituency.
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