Aligarh: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his last respects to former chief minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday and said people were paying tributes to him from the airport to the city. Speaking to reporters in Aligarh, Yogi Adityanath said, “Today, we have brought the remains of Kalyan Singh ji to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Stadium in his hometown Aligarh. We decided to bring the remains here so that Singh ji’s followers can see him for the last time. He has been associated with the people of Aligarh for years.”Also Read - Mahant Narendra Giri Suicide: Main Accused Anand Giri Arrested | Important Details Here
“He is known as the Ram bhakt of the nation. From the airport to Aligarh, the people of Uttar Pradesh have huge respect for Kalyan ji. I pray to God Ram to provide us strength to fulfill his dreams,” said Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Bihar Retired Teacher Demands Merger of His Village With Uttar Pradesh. Know Why
Upon being asked by reporters whether Aligarh airport will be named after Kalyan Singh, Yogi Adityanath said, “We will hold a meeting with the Cabinet soon and discuss it.” Recently, according to reports, after the demise of Kalyan Singh, BJP leaders in Aligarh reiterated their demand to name the newly constructed mini airport after the former chief minister. Also Read - Ramlila: With Covid Protocols in Focus, Noida Begins Preparations | Check Guidelines Here
Applauding the developmental works under Singh’s tenure, Yogi Adityanath said, “Prior to Kalyan ji’s resignation in 1992, he undertook developmental works for the poor and downtrodden. He was not just a leader promoting a particular caste or community but worked for the welfare of all people. He believed in Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya ji‘s teachings. He was an RSS leader in its truest form.”
“Unlike his opposition parties who, in the name of occupying the Chief Minister’s post, slammed the Ram Mandir movement, he was a leader of the masses,” he added.