The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, veteran leader of the Samajwadi Party, three-time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and former Union Minister for Defence.

Shri Mulayam Singh emerged as an important figure in the fight for social justice. As a political leader and as Chief Minister, he made a big contribution to fighting the communal forces and defending secularism in the last three decades.

Shri Mulayam Singh worked closely with the CPI(M) and the Left in forging a broad alliance of secular forces at critical junctures.

The Polit Bureau coveys its heartfelt condolences to Shri Akhilesh Yadav and all members of his family and his Samajwadi Party colleagues.