Mulayam Singh Yadav Funeral: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated at his ancestral village in Etawah district’s Saifai today. His mortal remains arrived at his birthplace on Monday evening. “The body of Netaji is being taken to Saifai. On Oct 11, he will be cremated at around 3 pm,” Samajwadi Party had stated earlier.
Several top leaders including Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were in attendance during the last rites of Mulayam Singh Yadav. On Monday evening, UP CM Yogi Adityanath visited ‘Netaji’s’ native village to pay tribute. “Uttar Pradesh government announces three-day state mourning on the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav. His last rites will be performed with full state honour,” Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi on Monday.
The SP stalwart drew his last breath at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram at 8:16 am on Monday. Yadav was shifted to ICU last week after his health took a turn for the worse. Confirming the development, Mulayam’s son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter and wrote from the party’s official handle, “Mere adarniya pitaji aur sabke netaji nahi rahe – Akhilesh Yadav.” Soon after the news of his death broke out, leaders across all parties paid their tribute to the three-time UP Chief Minister. Remembering Mulayam as “a humble and grounded leader who was sensitive to people’s problems,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
Last rites of Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo and former Uttar Pradesh CM Mulayam Singh Yadav were performed at his ancestral village, Saifai in Uttar Pradesh. Son Akhilesh Yadav gave 'mukhagni'.
The mortal remains of the veteran leader are being taken to the cremation ground
Several dignitaries and VVIPs paid their last tributes to the political stalwart. Latest reports from Saifai suggest that the last rites of SP funder will take place shortly.
Scores of men and some machines worked through the night amid drizzle to create a platform for conducting the last rites of socialist leader Mulayam Singh Yadav here on Tuesday. They also raised a huge tarpaulin pandal supported by metal frames to cover the area before the platform amid drizzles and overcast skies. Both the platform and the pandal are created inside the Mela ground premises, where the famous annual Saifai Mahotsav was held until five years ago. – PTI
With hundreds queued up for the final darshan amid the drizzle, Yadav's body was moved around 10 am Tuesday from the house to a bigger hall on the Mela Ground premises, around one km away, to allow people to pay their last respects. – PTI
PSP chief Shivpal Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav, BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi and other leaders & common people pay their last respects to veteran politician Mulayam Singh Yadav in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh. – ANI
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are likely to arrive in Saifai during the day. – PTI
Congress deputes former MP CM Kamal Nath, and Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel to attend the last rites of veteran politician Mulayam Singh Yadav in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh today. – ANI
Apart from several Chief Ministers, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will also attend Yadav's funeral in Saifai today.
Hundreds of people have been gathering in and around the ancestral house of Mulayam Singh Yadav. This small village near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh will say final goodbye to its son, who rose to national prominence in the Indian politics and was a key player for over six decades.