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Mulayam Singh Yadav

Introduction

1. Mulayam Singh Yadav (born 22 November 1939) is an Indian politician belonging to the Samajwadi Party from Uttar Pradesh.

2. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh three times from (1989–1991; 1993–1995; 2003–2007).

3. He also served as Minister of Defense (1996–1998) in the United Front government.

4. Mulayam Singh Yadav was born to Murti Devi and Sughar Singh on 22 November 1939 in the village Saifai of Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh in India

5. He is popularly known as Netaji by his followers.

Mulayam Singh Yadav's Achievements

1. He has gained several degrees - a B.A., B.T., and an M.A. in political science - through his education at K.K. College in Etawah, A.K. College in Shikohabad and B.R. College, Agra University

2. First elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1967, Yadav went on to serve eight terms there.

3. He first became a state minister in 1977. Later, in 1980, he became the president of the Lok Dal (People's Party) in Uttar Pradesh which became a part of the Janata Dal (People's Party) afterward. In 1982, he was elected leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and held that post until 1985.

4. He was groomed by Indian socialist leaders like Raj Narain and Ram Manohar Lohia in his political journey.

5. An ardent follower of Raj Narain who had defeated Indira Gandhi in Lok Sabha elections of 1977 from Raibareli constituency.

6. He was very close to Ram Manohar Lohia, and Chaudhary Charan Singh

7. In the United Front coalition government formed in 1996, his party joined and he became India's Defence Minister.

8. Yadav contested the assembly by-election from Gunnaur assembly seat in January 2004. Yadav won by a record margin and polled almost 92% of the total votes. Yadav's victory margin of 183,899 votes is the highest margin of victory in assembly elections so far.

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