Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav (born November 21, 1939) is a politician in Uttar Pradesh, India. He has been repeatedly elected to the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly since 1967. He first became a state minister in 1977. In 1980, he became the president of the Lok Dal (People's Party) in Uttar Pradesh which later became the Janata Dal (People's Party). In 1982, he was elected leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council. He first became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1989. In 1992, he founded the Samajwadi Party and was elected chief minister in 1993. In 1996, he was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha. In 1996, he became union cabinet minister (defence). In 1998, he was reelected to the Lok Sabha and again in 1999. In 2003, he was elected chief minister of Uttar Pradesh again after Mayawati resigned.