Road named after Kalyan Singh:
The road head to the Ram Janmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya named after Kalyan Singh. The decision is a tribute to the senior BJP leader, Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya announced on Monday.
“One road each will be named after Babu ji, Ram Bhakt Late Kalyan Singh ji, by the Public Works Department in Ayodhya, Aligarh, Etah, Bulandshahr and Prayagraj. Babu ji gave up power for Ram Mandir but did not fire at kar sevaks!! Instructions to the officers to submit the proposal soon!!” Maurya’s tweet roughly translated from Hindi read.
Kalyan Singh died on Saturday at a hospital in the state capital of Lucknow following a long illness. Kalyan Singh admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on July 4 following a deterioration in his condition. He was 89.
A two-time chief minister from June 1991 to December 1992 and September 1997 to November 1999, Singh also served as the governor of Rajasthan. Singh also held various organizational posts in the BJP, both at the state and central levels.
Singh was the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister when the Babri Masjid demolished by a mob of “karsevaks” in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. He along with veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and MM Joshi among the 32 people acquitted in the demolition case in September last year.
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