Mulayam Singh Yadav is a veteran politician of India. He is the founder member of Samajwadi Party. He was born on November 22, 1939. Mulayam Singh has served as India’s Defence Minister under United Front Government from year 1996 to year 1998 when he was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha for the 1st time in the year 1996.
Mulayam Singh Yadav comes from a poor peasant family. He was born in Saifai village situated in the Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name was Shri Sughar Singh & mother’s name was Smt. Murti Devi. Mulayam Singh Yadav is married to Malti Devi & their son is Akhilesh Yadav, the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Malti Devi passed away in the year 2003. His second wife is Sadhana Yadav and has another son from her, Prateek Yadav.
He obtained a B.A., B.T. and M.A. degree in political science from different universities namely K.K. College, Etawah, A.K. College, Shikohabad & B.R. College, Agra University. In 1960, he joined politics.
1960: Mulayam Singh Yadav joined politics
1967: Mulayam Singh won Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections for the 1st time & became Member of Parliament. Mulayam Singh Yadav won Assembly Election in Uttar Pradesh in 1974, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2004 & 2007
1974: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the member of Pratinihit Vidhayan Samiti
1977: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the Cooperative & Animal Husbandry Minister in UP
1980: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Lok Dal President in UP
1982 – 1985: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Lok Dal (B) President in UP
1985 – 1987: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Janata Dal President in UP
1989 – 1991: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Member of Legislative Council in UP
1989: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
1989: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council of UP
1992: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of UP
1993 – 1995: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Chief Minister of UP
1996: Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha for the 1st time from Mainpuri constituency in UP
1996: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the Union Cabinet Minister in Defense under United Front Government
1996: Mulayam Singh Yadav was the Leader of Legislative Party of Janata Dal in UP
1996 – 1998: Mulayam Singh founded Samajwadi Party & remained the President of Samajwadi party
1998: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the 2nd time
1998 – 1999: Mulayam Singh Yadav was re - elected to the twelfth Lok Sabha for the 2nd time
1999: Mulayam Singh Yadav became an elected member of the thirteenth Lok Sabha for the 3rd time
1999 – 2000: Mulayam Singh Yadav remained Chairman of Petroleum & Natural Gas Committee
2003: Mulayam Singh Yadav again became the Chief Minister of UP for the 3rd time & held the post till May 2007
2004: Mulayam Singh Yadav became an elected member of fourteenth Lok Sabha for the 4th term
2009: Mulayam Singh Yadav became an elected member of fifteenth Lok Sabha for the 5th term
2009: Mulayam Singh Yadav became the Chairman of Committee on Energy
Under Mulayam Singh Yadav’s leadership, the Samajwadi Party has become a support for people belonging to an assortment of sections of society in towns and villages. Mulayam Singh has struggled to make Samajwadi Party a vehicle for the subjugated section of society and has contributed in their upliftment.
Books and Documentaries
• Mulayam Singh: A Political Biography by Anshuman Yadav Ram Singh
• Mulayam Singh Yadav - Chintan Aur Vichaar (Hindi) by Ashok Kumar Sharma
Currently he is member of parliament from the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat