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May 02, 2004 01:56 PM IST

Wrestler-turned-socialist, Mulayam, draws his powers from the ruins of Congressism.

The wrestler-turned-socialist Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, draws his powers from the ruins of Congressism. The Leftists love him as well.

Though Mulayam Singh drew inspiration from Ram Manohar Lohia and Jai Prakash Narayan  his younger days, his real mentor was former PM Charan Singh who spotted him and initiated him in active politics.

One of the main leaders to refute Sonia Gandhi's 'Indian-ness' when was she trying to occupy the prime ministerial chair, Mulayam recently declared publicly that Sonia Gandhi is a full-fledged Indian.

Mulayam Singh Yadav
Year of entry into politics
: 1964
Top post: Defence Minister, Chief minister
Best Known for: Ordered police firing on VHP, Bajrang Dal activists at Ayodhya in 1990.
Constituency: Mainpuri
Party:  Samajwadi Party

Shivpal Singh Yadav (brother)
Top post: Minister in Uttar Pradesh government
Best known for: Being Mulayam's brother
Party: Samajwadi Party

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Ram Gopal Yadav(brother)
Best known for: Being Mulayam's brother
Constituency: Sambhal
Party: Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav (son)
Top post: MP
Best known for: Mulayam's heir
Constituency: Kannauj
Party: Samajwadi Party

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