Previous UP chief minister Kalyan Singh was burned on Monday at Bansi Ghat in Bulandshahr’s Narora town for the last rites. Rajveer Singh kindled his father’s pyre at the funeral. Senior BJP leaders, Rajnath Singh, minister Smriti Irani and Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The chief minister, who was an eminent OBC leader, died at a Lucknow hospital on Saturday after spending weeks in the ICU. A Hindutva icon, Singh was the Uttar Pradesh CM when kar sevaks destroyed Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Dignitaries UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, BJP leader Uma Bharti, several state ministers, BJP followers and local people attended the funeral. Singh was cremated with full state respects after his cadaver was brought here from Ahilya Bai Holkar stadium in Aligarh.
From Aligarh, Singh’s corpse was brought to Atrauli, near his native village Madholi, and remained there for darshan, before being taken to Narora. In Atrauli, Singh’s corpse were kept in the PWD Guest House. Various VIPs, including Amit Shah, Shivraj Singh Chauhan,Yogi Adityanath, BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh paid their tributes.
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