Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister Kalyan Singh’s funeral today at the banks of Ganga in Narora. Kalyan Singh was a leader who easily connected with common people, an able administrator, quick in decision making and a devotee of Lord Ram. As much as he valued democracy in our country, he was a true nationalist. He was the chief minister at the time of Ram movement in the year 1992 when Babri Masjid was demolished. He refused to order killing of ‘karsevaks’ after demolition and was sent to jail for 24 hours. He always stood for Hindu causes.
Kalyan Singh passed away on Saturday night. He was admitted in Sanjay Gandhi Medical College after his health deteriorated. His body was kept in the Assembly and BJP office for people to offer their tributes. Three days of mourning and public holiday will be observed in Uttar Pradesh. Mourning will be observed in Rajasthan and Uttarkhand.
Prime Minister expressed his grief over the passing away of Senior BJP leader. I am saddened beyond words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, veteran administrator, grassroots level leader and great human. He leaves behind an indelible contribution towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. Spoke to his son Shri Rajveer Singh and expressed condolences. Om Shanti. Generations to come will remain forever grateful to Kalyan Singh Ji for his contributions towards India’s cultural regeneration. He was firmly rooted in Indian values and took pride in our centuries old traditions. Kalyan Singh Ji gave voice to crores of people belonging to the marginalized sections of society. He made numerous efforts towards the empowerment of farmers, youngsters and women, PM tweeted.
Kalyan Singh was born on January 5, 1932. He became Member of Legislative Assembly nine times and Member of Parliament one time. He became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1991. He resigned the post of CM taking the moral responsibility of Babri Masjid demolition. In 1997, he became chief minister second time.
In 2014, Kalyan Singh was appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan. In 2015, he was given an additional responsibility as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. In 2019 after he completed the term as governor of Rajasthan, he became active in BJP again.