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Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has been shifted to the ICU ward of Gurugram's Medanta Hospital. The 82-year-old's health condition is stable but he is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), said the party in a statement on Sunday.

He is admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

"Respected Netaji is admitted in the ICU of Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, his condition is stable. He is being treated under the supervision of senior doctors," SP said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav reached Medanta hospital in Gurugram where his father has been admitted.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also wished for the speedy recovery of Mulayam Singh.

"Information was received through the media about the deteriorating health of former Chief Minister of UP, Mulayam Singh Yadav ji, I wish and pray to God for his speedy recovery!" Maurya wrote in a tweet.

Recently, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's son, Akhilesh Yadav, was elected as SP president for the third term. Yadav (49), who in his fresh term will lead the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and the 2027 Uttar Pradesh elections, said his father and SP founder always wanted SP to become a national party.

“We struggled for it and tried a lot. On this day, when you are giving me another term of five years, we should all take a pledge that the next time we meet the SP becomes a national party," he said at the party's national convention.

The SP currently is a state party, according to the Election Commission criteria.

A party has to fulfill any of the three criteria to be declared a national party: winning two per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha (11 seats) from at least three different states in the latest polls, winning six per cent of the total valid votes in at least four states in an election to LS or a legislative assembly, in addition to winning four Lok Sabha seats; or being recognized as a state party in at least four states.

The party said Yadav was elected unopposed following the due process.

Taking over from his father, Yadav first become SP president at an emergency meeting of the party in the backdrop of power tussle in the family in January 2017, and for the second time at the scheduled party national convention at Agra in October the same year.

“It should be the effort of the socialists that those who follow the principles of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (socialist idealogue) be brought together to work towards saving the Constitution and democracy," Yadav told the partymen at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, which was built during the chief ministership of BSP supremo Mayawati.

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