Mulayam Singh Yadav, former UP CM, no more

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away today following prolonged illness. He was 82.

The veteran politician breathed his last at 8.16 am, informed his son and SP President Akhilesh Yadav.

Mulayam Singh was on the ventilator support at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram after his health condition deteriorated on October 2. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital since August 22.

The body of Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will be taken to his native village Sefai in Etawah later on Monday and cremation will be held there at 3 pm on Tuesday, informed the Samajwadi Party in a tweet.

A party source said that it has been decided not to bring the mortal remains to Lucknow in view of torrential rains in the state capital.

The leader had played prominent role in Uttar Pradesh politics for many decades.

The Samajwadi Party patron was appointed thrice as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was elected to the Assembly eight times in 1967, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1996.

He remained the CM of Uttar Pradesh during 1989-1991, 1993-1995 and 2003-2007.

Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the Lok Sabha seven times in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019.

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