LUCKNOW || Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been out of public life for some time now owing to ill-health and age, on Tuesday mourned the demise of two socialist veterans - Jamuna Prasad Bose and SRS Yadav, both of whom died due to the Coronavirus in the last one day.
In a statement, the Yadav patriarch said that "he was gutted by the death of two close associates with whom he had a long association". He further recalled how Bose was a veteran of the socialist movement, who was four-time legislator from Banda and three-time minister in UP.
He lived a life of honesty and simplicity, Yadav said. Talking about RSR Yadav, who was a sitting MLC of the SP and also the office in-charge of the party headquarter on Vikramaditya Marg in the state capital Lucknow, the three-time UP chief minister said the late leader had been associated with him since 1989 after his retirement. "He worked very hard and played a big role in strengthening the party organization," Mulayam said while paying tributes to both the leaders.
Bose died of Coronavirus late on Monday while Yadav breathed his last in the wee hours of Tuesday. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also mourned the demise of Yadav and Bose and paid floral tributes to them.