Kalyan Singh birth anniversary: Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath pay tribute to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Kalyan Singh was the first BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and he held the position from June 1991 to December 1992 and from September 1997 to November 1999

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Kalyan Singh birth anniversary: Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath pay tribute to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister

File image of Kalyan Singh. PTI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to late Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on his birth anniversary. Rajnath Singh called the late CM a stalwart of Indian politics and added that he worked ceaselessly throughout his life for the benefit of farmers, backward castes and the poor.

The defence minister also shared a picture with Singh, during his days as the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit.

Several other leaders took to social media to pay tribute to Kalyan Singh on his birth anniversary.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal:


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi, calling him a popular mass leader, conscientious member of the BJP family who made an incomparable contribution to the Ram Mandir movement. Tributes to the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Kalyan Singhji, on his birth anniversary. Respected Babu ji will always be remembered."

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma:

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Manoj Singh:

Born on 5 January, 1932, Singh first joined politics as a member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He first took oath as a legislator in 1967.

Singh was the first BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He held the position from June 1991 to December 1992 and from September 1997 to November 1999.

It was during his tenure that the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya. He was also accused of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the 16th century mosque. Along with 32 other people, including veteran BJP leaders MM Josh and LK Advani, Singh was acquitted in the case in September 2020.

He had also held various organisational posts in the BJP at the central and state level. Singh was the governor of Rajasthan from 2014-19.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister passed away due to sepsis and multi-organ failure on 21 August last year. He had been admitted to Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in July last year.

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