Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav

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Mulayam Singh Yadav Profile

  • Name:
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav
  • Born:
  • November 22, 1939

Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography

Mulayam Singh Yadav is an Indian politician from Uttar Pradesh. He served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Defense Minister of India in the time period of 1996-98 in the United Front government.

He was born on 22nd November 1939 at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. He finished his M. A, and B. T., from Jain Inter College, Karhal Mainpuri, Agra University. His first wife was Late Malti Devi. After her death, he married Sadhana Gupta and has two sons, Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav. He became the state minister for the first time in 1977. He was elected as the president of Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1980 which later became a part of Janata Dal. He served as the leader of the opposition party in Uttar Pradesh legislative council in the year 1982.

He was selected as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in 1989 with the support of BJP. As he refused to allow the Rath Yathra of Advani, the relationship with BJP was severely strained. He was supported by Congress for some time but then this too was withdrawn and so his government came to an end. Mid-term elections were held in 1991 and BJP won in the election.

He founded Samajwadi Party and allied with Bahujan Samaj Party in 1992. His second tenure as Chief Minister started in 1993 with the support of Congress and Janata Dal. He was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha from Mainpuri in 1996 and he became Defense Minister of the United Front Government. He contested in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections from two seats, Sambhal and Kannauj Constituencies and won in both. Later he resigned Kannauj seat.

He became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time in the year 2003. He was the member of Lok Sabha at that time. To meet the constitutional requirement, he resigned his Lok Sabha membership and contested the assembly by-election from Gunnaur and won. He held the position of Chief Minister until he lost to BSP in 2007 elections.

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Updated: March 07, 2012

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