Following Kalyan Singh's Demise, Three Day Mourning In UP, Monday A Public Holiday
Lucknow, August 22 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a three-day state mourning following the death of former chief minister Kalyan Singh. All the programmes and events of the state unit of the ruling party have also been cancelled.
The 89-year-old veteran BJP leader who passed away late on Saturday night at the SGPGI following sepsis and multi-organ failure, will be created at Aligarh, his native place on Monday with full state honours.
The decisions were taken at a hurriedly convened cabinet meeting of the state government presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath midnight, following the demise of Singh. It was also decided that Monday will be a public holiday as a mark of respect to the two-time chief minister. Several leaders and ministers of the state government made a beeline to pay homage to the former CM.
Adityanath, sources said, was personally supervising the funeral arrangements of the late leader and was ensuring that everything was done in line with the stature of Kalyan Singh, who was born in a simple family on January 6, 1932 in Aligarh and rose to be one of the tallest leaders of the BJP and the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement, which gave him a cult status.
His son Rajveer Singh is currently the BJP MP from Etah and his grandson Sandeep Singh is a minister in the state government.