On 81st birthday, Mulayam Singh asks cadres to strengthen Samajwadi Party for 2022 UP polls

Published on Nov 23, 2020 10:12 AM IST

This was Mulayam Yadav’s first appearance at the party office since the Covid-19 outbreak in March

Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses Samajwadi Party workers during his birthday celebration at the party office in Lucknow on Sunday.(Sourced)
Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses Samajwadi Party workers during his birthday celebration at the party office in Lucknow on Sunday.(Sourced)
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday, his 81st birthday, asked party cadres to energise themselves and strengthen the party for the 2022 UP assembly polls.

Mulayam Yadav, the former defence minister and UP chief minister, celebrated his birthday in Lucknow with his son and SP president Akhilesh Yadav.

This was Mulayam Yadav’s first appearance at the party office since the Covid-19 outbreak in March.

During the celebrations, Akhilesh Yadav greeted Mulayam Yadav by draping a shawl around his shoulders. Party cadres then held a cake-cutting ceremony, recited mantras, distributed sweets and fruits and also organised a blood donation camp to mark the occasion.

Also Read: Samajwadi Party workers celebrate Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 81st birthday in Lucknow

Mulayam Yadav expressed gratitude to everyone for the celebrations and greetings.

The party office and Vikramaditya Marg (the road on which the office and Mulayam Yadav’s house is situated) were decked up for the occasion. Several temporary arches and hoardings with birthday greetings for Mulayam Yadav were put up on the road.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh Yadav said: “Netaji [Mulayam Yadav] showed us the path of struggle and principles of Gandhi, Lohia and Ambedkar. Only this path will bring progress and prosperity. The SP is following the path he showed and us and we are committed to it. May his blessings be always with us as we fulfil our responsibilities with wisdom. We all have to work unitedly and fulfil the socialist dream.”

Celebrations were also held in other parts of Lucknow and across the state. The newly reconstituted Uttarakhand unit of the party also held a celebration at its headquarters in Dehradun.

Mulayam Yadav’s ancestral village Saifai also held a celebration and so did his brother Shivpal Yadav-led party—the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals