Farewell To Mulayam Singh Yadav : Large Crowds , Leaders Across Party Lines Turn Up In Saifai To Pay Last Respects

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People in large numbers were headed Tuesday for the last rites of veteran socialist leader Mulayam Singh Yadav at his native village Saifai in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh, the intermittent morning drizzle adding to the sombreness.

In  a report by PTI, PSP chief Shivpal Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav, BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi and other leaders and the general public pay their last respects to veteran politician Mulayam Singh Yadav in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh. Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh CM, N Chandrababu Naidu too paid his respects.

The Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister passed away aged 82 at a private hospital in Gurugram on Monday. His mortal remains were brought to Saifai Monday evening and kept at his ‘kothi’ where thousands descended to pay their last respects to “Netaji”, as Yadav was fondly called.

Party workers and people in their hundreds — riding cycles, motorcycles, cars, SUVs and other means of transport — were headed to Saifai from nearby areas Tuesday morning for the final rites.

Congress party has deputed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath to represent the party at the funeral of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah.

Yadav died on Monday morning at a private hospital in Gurugram and his mortal remains reached Etawah in the evening.

The body of the Samajwadi Party patriarch has been kept at his ‘kothi’ and the cremation will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has deputed Nath and Baghel to attend the funeral of Yadav as representatives of the party, a statement said.

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