Political Guru Lohia’s influence
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on 22 November 1939 in Saifai in Etawah district. Mulayam Singh’s father’s name is Sughar Singh and mother’s name is Murthy Devi. Mulayam Singh wanted to make his father Sughar Singh a wrestler. For this, Mulayam Singh was removed in the arena, but in his luck, he wanted to show his strength in some other arena. At the age of 28, he contested the legislative election for the first time from his political guru Ram Manohar Lohia’s party United Socialist Party in 1967 and managed to win. The next year, in 1968, when Ram Manohar Lohia passed away, Mulayam Singh joined the Bharatiya Kranti Dal, the party of his second political guru Chaudhary Charan Singh. In 1974, the Bharatiya Kranti Dal and the United Socialist Party merged and the new party Bharatiya Lok Dal was formed. Mulayam Singh was also involved in this when several opposition parties united against the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and formed the Janata Party in 1977.
19 months in jail in emergency
Mulayam was elected a member of Lok Sabha in the years 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009. In the governments of Prime Ministers HD Deve Gowda and Indra Kumar Gujral, he took over as the Defense Minister of India from 1996 to 1998. The Samajwadi Party was founded in Lucknow on 4 and 5 November 1992 under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav. This was a revolutionary event in the political history of India, when the socialist movement that had been dead for about one and a half decades was revived. Before the establishment of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav was the president of Uttar Pradesh Lok Dal and Uttar Pradesh Janata Dal. He spent 19 months in jail during the Emergency. In October 1992, in Ramkola, Deoria, in the various agitations, including the farmers’ movement against the police firing on sugarcane farmers, it was in jails of Etawah, Varanasi and Fatehgarh etc.
Formed his new party in 1992
Soon Mulayam Singh joined Chandrasekhar and in 1990 he formed the Samajwadi Janata Party along with Chandrasekhar. Two years later it too fell apart and Mulayam again formed his own party Samajwadi Party in 1992. Mulayam Singh, a master of political stalking, became the Chief Minister of the state again in 1993, befriending the Bahujan Samaj Party. Mayawati and Mulayam’s alliance broke down after two years in 1995 with heavy and bitter relationships. After this, Mayawati became the Chief Minister of UP with the support of BJP. In 2003, Yadav once again defeated the washerman of the political arena and ousted Mayawati. A year ago, in the 2002 elections, Mayawati got the chair with the support of the BJP, but the BJP withdrew her support from him.
This is how Chief Minister became
After the fall of VP Singh’s government in November 1990, Mulayam Singh Yadav joined Chandra Shekhar’s Janata Dal and remained Chief Minister with the support of Congress. His government collapsed after the withdrawal of Congress support in April 1991. In 1992, he founded the Samajwadi Party. For the 1993 assembly elections, he aligned with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and defeated the BJP to become the chief minister. After this, when the BJP broke the alliance with the BSP after forming the government in 2002, in 2003, Mulayam took power with the help of small parties and independents and became the Chief Minister of UP for the third time. During this time he was a Lok Sabha MP. So he contested the by-election from Gunnore in January 2004 and won with a record margin. Mulayam got 94 percent of the votes.
Akhilesh is the son of first wife
Mulayam Singh Yadav is currently an MP from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. He has BA, BT and MA degrees. Mulayam performed two weddings. His first wife Malti Devi died in 2003. Both of them had Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017. At the time of her marriage to Malati Devi, Mulayam Singh Yadav also had a connection with Sadhana Gupta. From this he also has a son Prateek Yadav.