Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former CM Kalyan Singh in Lucknow, the capital of UP. PM reached with BJP President JP Nadda and CM Yogi at his residence on Mall Avenue in Lucknow. After laying a wreath on Kalyan Singh’s body, the PM interacted with his son Rajveer Singh. While remembering Kalyan, the PM became emotional. The PM said that Kalyan Singh’s parents had named him Kalyan. He has lived up to his name throughout his life.
Talking to the media after paying tribute to Kalyan Singh, the PM said, ‘The name given to him by the parents of Kalyan Singh, they made it meaningful. He was Kalyan Singh and he made public welfare his mantra. He dedicated his life to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jana Sangh and the entire family. Kalyan Singh had become a name of faith in every nook and corner of India. He had become the name of a committed decision maker and he always strived for the welfare of the people for maximum time of his life.
A powerful leader is lost. I pray at the feet of Lord Prabhu Shri Ram to place Lord Ram Kalyan Singh Ji at his feet. May Lord Ram give strength to his family to bear this loss in this hour of grief.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
PM Modi further said, ‘Whenever he got the responsibility, whether as an MLA or as a government or as a governor, he should always be the center of inspiration. The country has lost a valuable personality, a capable leader. Let us make maximum effort towards his ideals. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to place him at his feet and give strength to the family to bear the loss.
‘I should call Kalyan Singh a leader or an elder brother or a friend… difficult to decide’
Other BJP leaders also paid tribute to Kalyan Singh. Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that it is difficult to decide whether to call Kalyan Singh a leader or an elder brother or a friend. His role has been such that it seemed that he is the leader in this, in this there are elder brothers and in this there are friends. Now he is no more with us, I pay tribute to him.
At the same time, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Kalyan Singh was not only a brilliant personality but an institution full of social, culture, culture. BJP is indebted to him that today BJP has reached this stage. His death has certainly created a void.
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Historic victory for BJP in 2014
Former CM Kalyan Singh had been one of those politicians who played a decisive role in taking PM Narendra Modi to the post of Prime Minister. Kalyan Singh was instrumental in determining the strategy of UP BJP in the 2014 elections. In these elections, BJP won 73 Lok Sabha seats in UP and PM Modi himself won from Varanasi seat of the state.
Kalyan Singh’s funeral on Monday
After the death of Kalyan Singh, apart from the PM, Chief Ministers, Governors and Union Ministers of all the states are reaching Lucknow. Apart from Kalyan Singh’s house in Lucknow, the last darshan of Kalyan Singh will also be done at Vidhan Bhawan and BJP office. Kalyan’s body will reach his native village on Sunday evening. After this, his last rites will be performed at Narora in Bulandshahr on Monday.
PM Narendra Modi talking to the media