Lucknow: Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh passed away after prolonged illness in Lucknow at around 9.15 pm on Saturday night. Gaya. He was 89 years old. Kalyan Singh’s last rites will be performed on 23 August at the Ghat of Ganga in Narora.
State mourning declared for 3 days in UP
Condoling the death of Kalyan Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared three days of state mourning in Uttar Pradesh. He has also announced a one-day public holiday in Uttar Pradesh on August 23.
Program of last darshan of Kalyan Singh
He will have his last darshan at Kalyan Singh’s house in Lucknow from 9 am to 11 am today. After this, the body of Kalyan Singh will be kept for the last glimpse in the UP Legislative Assembly from 11 to 1 pm. Then he will have his last darshan in the BJP office from 1 to 3 pm. After this, the body of Kalyan Singh will be taken to his home district Aligarh by air ambulance.
Kalyan Singh passes away after prolonged illness
In a statement issued by the Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) on Saturday night, it was told that former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh died after prolonged illness. He was admitted on 4 July. He died on Saturday night due to prolonged illness and non-functioning of many organs.
PM Modi expressed grief
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Kalyan Singh and said that he played an important role in enriching India’s cultural heritage and generations to come will be grateful to him for it. He spoke to Kalyan Singh’s son Rajveer Singh and expressed his condolences.
The Prime Minister tweeted and said, ‘I have no words in this hour of grief. Kalyan Singh was the owner of a great personality along with being a great politician and efficient administrator associated with the land. His contribution to the development of Uttar Pradesh is indelible. My deepest condolences to his family and supporters in this hour of grief.
President expressed condolences
President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the death of Kalyan Singh and said that he had a wonderful connect with the people. At the same time, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu condoled the death of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and described him as a nationalist and a unique leader.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, ‘There is sad news for all of us, former Chief Minister of the state, former Governor of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kalyan Singh ji is no more with us. Kalyan Singh was unwell for the last two months.
He further said, ‘We are all saddened, as Chief Minister and a mass leader in Uttar Pradesh, the ideals set by Kalyan Singh during his tenure towards cleanliness, firmness and values in governance remain the standard even today.’
Yogi Adityanath said, ‘He was the leading leader of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir movement. If the work of building a grand Ram temple at the holy place of Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram proceeded, he had no hesitation in giving up power if needed. Taking moral responsibility for the fall of the disputed structure on 6 December 1992, he immediately resigned from the post of Chief Minister. The passing of Kalyan Singh ji is an irreparable loss not only to the society and Indian politics but also to the Bharatiya Janata Party. I pray for the peace of the departed soul.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled Singh’s death and said that he was such a ‘Virat Banyan tree’ under whose shadow the Bharatiya Janata Party’s organization flourished and expanded. Shah said that the death of Kalyan Singh has left such a void in the party which is not possible to fill for a long time.