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Kalyan Singh quit as UP CM without second thought for sake of Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan, says Amit Shah

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 August 2021, 14:43 IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Aligarh (Photo/ANI)

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh had quit his post without a second thought for Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

Shah was in Atrauli in Aligarh district to pay last respects to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP veteran Kalyan Singh who passed away on Saturday.


"Babuji's passing away is a big loss for BJP. The void he has left will be difficult to fill. After Ram Mandir foundation stone-laying function he had said that the aim of his life has been fulfilled. For Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan, he quit as CM without a second thought," Shah told mediapersons.

Besides Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Ministers Prahlad Patel and VK Singh were also present at Atrauli.

Kalyan Singh who was ailing for some time passed away on August 21 at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow, due to sepsis and multi-organ failure.

A two-time Chief Minister (June 1991 to December 1992 and September 1997 to November 1999), Singh also served as Governor of Rajasthan (2014-2019). Singh also held various organisational posts in the BJP, both at the state and the central level.

(ANI)

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First published: 23 August 2021, 14:22 IST
 
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