Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and founder of the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, is still critical and has been put on life-saving drugs. He was admitted to the hospital since last week, was taken to the ICU after his condition deteriorated on Sunday.
In a press release, the Samajwadi Party said, “According to the hospital authorities, Mulayam Singh Yadav is still critical and on life-saving drugs, he is being treated in the ICU of Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, by a comprehensive team of specialists.”
On October 3, the Samajwadi Party shared, “Respected Netaji is admitted in the ‘Critical Care Unit’ of Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, his condition is stable. It is not possible to meet Netaji and go inside the hospital, so it is a humble request to all of you that please do not come to the hospital. Information about Netaji’s health will be given from time to time.”
Here are some of the unknown facts about Mulayam Singh Yadav.
He was born on 22 November, 1939, in Saifai village in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. He was one of the six children in his family.
In the early stages of his life, he wanted to be a wrestler. He was first noticed by then-MLA of Jaswantnagar, Nathu Singh, when he was participating in a wrestling match in Mainpuri. Singh picked Mulayam as his protege and entered politics by contesting on the Sanyukta Socialist Party’s ticket for the Jaswantnagar Assembly seat.
In the year, 1967, he was elected as an MLA.
During the time of emergency he was arrested and kept in custody for months.
He founded Samajwadi Party in 1992.
He has been the chief minister of the state three times from the years 1989-91, 1993-95 as well as 2003-2007.
He also served as the defence minister from 1996-98 in the United Front government.
His son Akhilesh Yadav, his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav, his brother Shivpal Yadav, his cousin Ramgopal Yadav, his nephews, Akshaya Yadav and Dharmendra and his grandnephew Tej Pratap Singh Yadav are in politics.