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Revisiting the Good Old Times of Mayawati & Mulayam With These Rare Photos

Politics | News18 | April 19, 2019, 4:21 pm
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 As Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch script history with their reunion nearly after twenty-four-years by sharing the dais at a rally in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. At loggerheads for decades, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav came to peace to shrink the spread of saffron in Uttar Pradesh. Once a staunch rival, Mayawati and Mulayam always had a difference and were the biggest opponents. The SP and BSP had broken up in 1995 after Mayawati withdrew support from the alliance government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav. After the infamous VIP guest house case where BSP and its MLAs were held ‘hostage’; Mayawati became the youngest UP CM with BJP support. We look back at the some of Mayawati and Mulayam Singh’s rare pictures from our archives…<br /><br />A rare photo of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati's meet in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

As Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch script history with their reunion nearly after twenty-four-years by sharing the dais at a rally in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. At loggerheads for decades, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav came to peace to shrink the spread of saffron in Uttar Pradesh. Once a staunch rival, Mayawati and Mulayam always had a difference and were the biggest opponents. The SP and BSP had broken up in 1995 after Mayawati withdrew support from the alliance government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav. After the infamous VIP guest house case where BSP and its MLAs were held ‘hostage’; Mayawati became the youngest UP CM with BJP support. We look back at the some of Mayawati and Mulayam Singh’s rare pictures from our archives…

A rare photo of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati's meet in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav during the poll pact announcement in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav during the poll pact announcement in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 BSP leader Mayawati handing over a letter to Governor Motilal Vora withdrawing support from the SP-led coalition government in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

BSP leader Mayawati handing over a letter to Governor Motilal Vora withdrawing support from the SP-led coalition government in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mayawati is seen tensed in this photo. An unruly mob of SP workers barged into a guest house in Lucknow on June 2, 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mayawati is seen tensed in this photo. An unruly mob of SP workers barged into a guest house in Lucknow on June 2, 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 A rare photo of Mulayam Singh Yadav with Ram Gopal Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

A rare photo of Mulayam Singh Yadav with Ram Gopal Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mayawati is welcomed by her supporters. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mayawati is welcomed by her supporters. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Kanshi Ram with Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1994. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Kanshi Ram with Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1994. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 BSP supremo Mayawati addressing media after winning elections in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

BSP supremo Mayawati addressing media after winning elections in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav announce poll pact in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav announce poll pact in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kanshi Ram during happier times. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kanshi Ram during happier times. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mayawati taking oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mayawati taking oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav attends the oath-taking ceremony in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav attends the oath-taking ceremony in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1993. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Samajwadi Party executive committee meeting at Taj Hotel in Lucknow in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Samajwadi Party executive committee meeting at Taj Hotel in Lucknow in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav and Beni Prasad Verma at the Parliament in 1996. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav and Beni Prasad Verma at the Parliament in 1996. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 BSP supremo Mayawati with party leaders. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

BSP supremo Mayawati with party leaders. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam and Kanshiram with supporters.  (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam and Kanshiram with supporters.  (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Police keep a strict vigil outside the room where Mayawati was held hostage in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Police keep a strict vigil outside the room where Mayawati was held hostage in 1995. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament Central Hall in 1996. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament Central Hall in 1996. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Scenes from the infamous VIP guesthouse incident where the BSP chief and her MLAs were held ‘hostage’. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Scenes from the infamous VIP guesthouse incident where the BSP chief and her MLAs were held ‘hostage’. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Mayawati with Manmohan Sharma. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Mayawati with Manmohan Sharma. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 BSP chief Mayawati during the swearing-in ceremony in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

BSP chief Mayawati during the swearing-in ceremony in 2007. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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 Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Image: Manmohan Sharma)

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