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Mulayam Singh passes away


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Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away after prolonged illness on Monday. He was 82.

His son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav confirmed the news. “My respected father and your Netaji is no more,” he tweeted in Hindi.

The three-time former chief minister was admitted in Medanta hospital in Haryana’s Gurugram for the last few days following multiple complications. His condition was critical and he was on ventilator support.

Popularly known as Netaji among party brass and political service, Mulayam Singh served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice.

He also served as the Defence Minister in the HD Dewegowda government.

Born in a small village Saifai in Etawah district, he joined politics after getting influenced by socialist leaders Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and Raj Narain.


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