PM Modi, Others Condole Demise Of Mulayam Singh Yadav

Gurugram: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav, passed away at the age of 82 on Monday at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital.

As soon as the Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav confirmed the demise of his father, leaders from across the political spectrum offered condolences on the passing away of the veteran politician.

Condoling the demise of former UP Chief Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Mulayam Singh Yadav, as a remarkable personality who was widely admired.

“Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji was a remarkable personality. He was widely admired as a humble and grounded leader who was sensitive to people’s problems. He served people diligently and devoted his life towards popularising the ideals of Loknayak JP and Dr. Lohia,” PM Modi said in a series of tweets.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed condolences over Mulayam Singh Yadav’s death and called him a true warrior associated with grassroots.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the Medanta Hospital and paid floral tribute to the veteran politician.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too showered praises on his long-time opponent in politics and said, “Mulayam Singh ji had the best relations. Whenever he met him, he would talk about many subjects with a very open mind. My interactions with him on many occasions will always be fresh in my memory. My condolences to his family and supporters in this hour of grief.”

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal too offered condolence on the demise of Mulayam Singh and tweeted in hindi, “Received the sad news of the demise of former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and socialist leader Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav. May God rest the departed soul at his feet and give strength to all his fans and family members to bear this immense loss.”

Expressing grief, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Saddened by the news of the demise of Samajwadi Party founder and former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav ji. Netaji served the country and society while holding various constitutional posts in his long political career. May God give peace to the pious and strength to the bereaved family. Om Shanti.”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted in hindi, “The passing away of Former CM Mulayam Singh Yadav is deeply saddening…” CM Yogi also declared a three day state-wide holiday in Uttar Pradesh to mourn passing away of his opponent and 3 time CM of Uttar Pradesh.

Congress leader, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offered condolences to his son and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and tweeted in hindi, “Received the saddening news of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s demise. His unmatched contribution to Indian politics as a former UP CM, Indian Defence and Social justice Minister will always be remembered.”

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh in his tweet said “Mulayam Singh Yadav was a stalwart Lohiaite but had admirers across political spectrum. His tenures as CM of UP were very consequential. He played a key national role on 2 occasions: Deve Gowda & Gujral govts as Defence Min,& in 2002 when he proposed APJ Abdul Kalam for President.”

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar offered his condolences for the departed leader.

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