Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep grief and condoled the demise of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday.
Yadav served the people diligently and devoted his life towards popularising the ideals of Loknayak JP and Dr Lohia, Modi remarked.
“Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji was a remarkable personality. He was widely admired as a humble and grounded leader who was sensitive to people’s problems. He served people diligently and devoted his life towards popularising the ideals of Loknayak JP and Dr. Lohia.”
Modi recalled the time when Yadav was the Defence Minister and worked for a stronger India.
“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.”
Recalling his close association with with Yadav, Modi said he always looked forward to hearing his views and shared photographs of their meetings.
“I had many interactions with Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji when we served as Chief Ministers of our respective states. The close association continued and I always looked forward to hearing his views. His demise pains me. Condolences to his family and lakhs of supporters. Om Shanti.”
Mulayam Singh Yadav, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, breathed his last at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram Monday, where he was undergoing treatment.