PM Modi remembers Mulayam as a “down-to-earth personality” who served the people diligently


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers Mulayam Singh Yadav as a ‘down-to-earth figure’ who diligently served the people.

Former Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Patriarch of Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav died on Monday at the age of 82.

Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji is a remarkable personality, PM Modi tweeted.

“He was widely admired as a humble and down-to-earth leader who was sensitive to people’s problems. He diligently served the people and devoted his life to popularizing the ideals of Loknayak JP and Dr. Lohia,” PM adds.

“Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji has excelled in UP and national politics, PM writes in another tweet.

“He was a key soldier for democracy during the state of emergency. As Minister of Defense he campaigned for a stronger India. His parliamentary interventions were insightful and emphasized the promotion of national interests.”

The Prime Minister sent his condolences to the family and many supporters and said he was saddened by his death.

The three-time Uttar Pradesh CM has been treated at Medanta Hospital since last week.

His condition has been “quite critical” in recent weeks and he is dependent on life-saving medication.

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