Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav, born November 22, 1939, is a senior Indian politician and the supremo of the Samajwadi Party. He is currently a member of Lok Sabha, representing Azamgarh constituency of Uttar Pradesh. In his career as a politician, he also served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice -- 1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007. He also served as India's Defence Minister in the United Front coalition government that his party was part of. Towards the end of 2016, it was rumoured that Mulayam Singh Yadav, also popularly know as Netaji, would be made President of India, succeeding President Pranab Mukherjee.
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UP CMs Bunglow row: Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav withdraw plea from Supreme Court

UP bungalow row: Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav withdraw plea from Supreme Court

On May 7, the Supreme Court had struck down an amendment in a state legislation allowing former chief ministers to retain government accommodation even after demitting office.

Akhilesh Yadav requested the court to “grant” him “sufficient time to make arrangements for suitable alternative accommodation, while Mulayam sought relief citing the “security of the petitioner, age and ill-health”. (Express photo/File)

Mulayam, Akhilesh move SC, seek time to vacate homes

After the May 7 order, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh — who were earlier chief ministers and had been allotted bungalows — conveyed to the estate department their willingness to vacate these.

Ex-UP CMs Mulayam Singh, son Akhilesh move SC seeking 'appropriate time' to vacate official bungalows

Mulayam Singh, son Akhilesh Yadav move SC seeking ‘appropriate time’ to vacate official bungalows

The top court had on May 7 held that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office and had said that a chief minister was at par with a common man once his or her term ends.

Mulayam Singh tries to get around SC order, UP tells ex-CMs to vacate official bungalows

Mulayam Singh tries to get around SC order, UP tells ex-CMs to vacate official bungalows

Notices were served a day after Mulayam Singh Yadav met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and was said to have brought up the matter of the official bungalows.

Supreme Court scraps Uttar Pradeshlaw allowing ex-chief ministers to keep govt houses

UP govt to study SC order on ex-CMs retaining official residences: Maya to Akhilesh to Rajnath, all hit

Six former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh — Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav — currently occupy prime government properties in Lucknow.

Delhi confidential: Buoyed By Bypolls

Nothing brings a spring in a politician’s step and spirit as an election victory. The SP victory over the BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur was one such occasion for party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav.

UP minister calls Mayawati Surpanakha, Mulayam Ravan

UP minister calls Mayawati Surpanakha, Mulayam Ravan

Nand Gopal Nandi made the “derogatory” remarks at a public rally in Allahabad’s Dhoomanganj on Sunday where he also said SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was Ravan and his son Akhilesh was Meghnad, prompting sharp criticism from both parties.

Samajwadi Party richest among 32 regional parties: ADR

Akhilesh son first, leader later; always blessed: Mulayam Singh Yadav

The father and son shared the dais in the party headquarters here after a long spell, as workers gathered to wish the SP founder on his 79th birthday.

Ministers and excuses: Here's how ex-Uttar Pradesh CM's have reacted to SC's order to vacate government bungalows

Mulayam Singh, Shivpal Yadav not in top Samajwadi Party panel

Most of the 55 members in the new national executive, formed after Akhilesh’s re-election earlier this month as party chief, are those who supported him during the feud in Samajwadi Party family.

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Seen in public with Akhilesh after a year, Mulayam Singh Yadav says his family united

Akhilesh on arriving at the venue went straight to his father and touched his feet. He requested Mulayam to pay floral tributes to Lohia first, but Mulayam insisted that Akhilesh do it, seemingly as he is party chief.

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on father, invites him to Samajwadi Party meet

“Akhileshji met Netaji (Mulayam) to invite him for the meeting in Agra on October 5,” the MLC told reporters. Mulayam and his brother Shivpal Yadav were not invited to the party’s state executive meet held in Lucknow on September 23.

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Samajwadi crisis: Shivpal upset, may float another party

The relationship between Akhilesh and Shivpal purportedly hit rock bottom when Shivpal’s attempts at merging the Quami Ekta Dal (QED) with the party were scuttled. Mulayam, had even addressed party workers saying the SP would split if Shivpal left.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav supports SP: ‘Upset’ Shivpal Yadav may float new party

According to sources, Mulayam had sent Shivpal the text of the speech he was to give on Monday. In it he had written of having been “insulted” when he was not invited to the state party convention last week.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav says not launching new party

Mulayam accused the BJP of failing to meet its election promises and controlling the fuel price rise.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav may float new party

Sources say Mulayam may announce a new party in alliance with the Lok Dal.