Samajwadi Party party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away today after prolonged illness. He was 82.
Senior Yadav was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital since August. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
AKhilesh Yadav, announced the demise of his father on party’s twitter handle.
मेरे आदरणीय पिता जी और सबके नेता जी नहीं रहे – श्री अखिलेश यादव
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) October 10, 2022
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced three-day state mourning and said the last rites of Mr Yadav will be performed with full state honours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish over the veteran politician’s death and said that he was a key soldier for democracy during the Emergency.
“Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji distinguished himself in UP and national politics. He was a key soldier for democracy during the Emergency. As Defence Minister, he worked for a stronger India. His Parliamentary interventions were insightful and emphasised on furthering national interest,” he tweeted.