Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father passed away today at AIIMS in Delhi.
CM Yogi Adityanath has said that he would not be attending the funeral tomorrow because of the lockdown and his responsibilities in the fight against coronavirus.
“I am very saddened to hear the news of my father’s death. My father has always taught me to be faithful, hardworking and selfless. I wanted to be with him in his final moments, but could not due to my responsibility to protect Uttar Pradesh’s 23 crore people. I will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow due to the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. I appeal to my mother and my relatives to follow the lockdown protocol while attending the funeral. I will visit after the lockdown ends,” said the Chief Minister.
Yogi Adityanath received the news of his father’s death in the middle of a meeting on the COVID-19 crisis, a senior bureaucrat tweeted.
The news of his father breathing his last came to him in midst of the meeting . Unfazed by the news @myogiadityanath stood up only after completing the meeting on COVID-19.
— Shishir🇮🇳 (@ShishirGoUP) April 20, 2020