Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away today following a prolonged illness. He was 82.
He had been undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital since August this year. Several politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others, condoled the death of the veteran politician.
PM Modi expressed his anguish and tweeted that Mulayam Singh Yadav was a key soldier for democracy during the Emergency. He added that the former UP CM served the people diligently.
“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,” said PM Modi.