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Saifai: Amid a sea of people, including top politicians, across the country, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated with state honours in his native village in Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Mulayam, 82, passed away on Monday at Medanta hospital in Gurugram at 8.16 am after a prolonged illness. People chanted “Netaji amar rahein” as a vehicle carried the mortal remains of Yadav for his last rites. LS Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, exAP CM Chandra Babu Naidu, Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Baba Ramdev, Anil Ambani, Actor Abhishek Bachchan & other dignitaries paid last respect to the socialist leader

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and NCP chief Sharad Pawar were among those who joined thousands of people at the funeral of Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav were among the leaders from various states who paid their tributes to the socialist leader. NCP leader Praful Patel, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and the Left party’s Sitaram Yechury were among the others who paid their respects at the Saifai Mela Ground. UP Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak were seen offering their condolences to Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav. Minister Jitin Prasada, too, took part in the funeral rites. Businessman Anil Ambani, Yadav’s brother and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) founder Shivpal Yadav, senior UP Congress leader Pramod Tiwari, NCP leader Supriya Sule, RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, and senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh were present as Mulayam was to consigned to flames.

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