Actually Mulayam Singh Yadav’s personality was beyond party politics, there is no doubt about it, but this decision of Bharatiya Janata Party is also indicating that the fight for the rights of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s legacy did not end with the Mainpuri Lok Sabha elections. By announcing Padma Samman, the Bharatiya Janata Party has tried to woo the Yadav votes and a large section associated with Mulayam Singh Yadav.
SP was successful in winning Mainpuri
BJP is wholeheartedly engaged in the preparation of Mission 2024. The party has come to know that now 400 days are left for the election season. Recently BJP National President JP Nadda started the Lok Sabha migration program from Ghazipur. At the heart of the Lok Sabha migration are the 14 Lok Sabha seats that the BJP has lost. One of them is Mainpuri which fell vacant after the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav and from there SP chief Akhilesh Yadav managed to win his wife Dimple Yadav.
Know what is the political meaning
Out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, 80 seats come from UP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is an MP from Banaras Lok Sabha seat. In such a situation, he would like to win the lost Lok Sabha seats at any cost. Out of 14 seats lost, 3 seats went to Mainpuri, Sambhal, Moradabad SP. Victory on these 3 seats is possible only when the BJP makes inroads in the hearts of the people who have affection for Mulayam Singh Yadav. Awarding Padma Vibhushan posthumously to Mulayam Singh Yadav may go a long way in softening the attitude of SP’s traditional voters towards BJP. Especially such a voter who is disillusioned with Akhilesh Yadav and who does not see a strong political future of SP.
Political career of Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh entered Indian politics for the first time in 1960. In 1967, Mulayam became MLA for the first time from the assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh. When Indira Gandhi imposed emergency in 1975, Mulayam Singh came into limelight. During this he was kept in custody for 19 months. He was the President of Lok Dal in 1980. Worked with Janata Dal Party. When the Janata Dal split, Mulayam Singh Yadav laid the foundation of the Samajwadi Party. Became the Chief Minister of UP thrice in 1989, 1993, and 2003.
Also took over the chair of Defense Minister
Mulayam’s stature did not decline in politics after leaving the Chief Minister’s chair in 1995, but he stood up as a bigger person. In 1996, he was elected a member of the 11th Lok Sabha from Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency. When no party got majority at the Centre, Mulayam became the kingmaker. Became the Defense Minister in the Third Front Government and made many leaders of his party ministers at the Centre. However, his tenure did not last long, as the government itself fell in 1998. After this, Mulayam Singh took oath as the Chief Minister of UP for the third time on 29 August 2003 and held the power of the state till 11 May 2007.
For the first time a Defense Minister had reached Siachen, Mulayam Singh stood in front of the jawans in the chilling cold.