Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday condoled the death of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh. He said that Kalyan Singh was such a ‘Virat Banyan Tree’ under whose shadow the organization of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flourished and expanded. Singh’s death has left such a void in the party which will not be possible to fill for a long time. Kalyan Singh passed away on Saturday evening after prolonged illness. He was 89 years old.
He said that as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh realized the concept of good governance with his conscientiousness and political acumen. Gave people a public welfare government free from fear and crime. He also set excellent ideals for the coming governments by making unprecedented reforms in the field of education.
Shah said, ‘It is rare to find a great personality like respected Kalyan Singh ji, a strong nationalist who resides in the heart of the people. Babuji, by his diligence, while holding various constitutional posts, made a unique contribution to the progress of the country by connecting the farmers, poor and deprived sections with the mainstream of development.
The Home Minister said that Kalyan Singh was such a great and ideal personality dedicated to the nation, religion and people, whose death the country and the entire BJP family is mourning. “This country and the generations to come will always be indebted to him for his immense contribution,” he said.
Shah said that he was not only a senior BJP leader but also a hero of the Ramjanmabhoomi movement. Kalyan Singh always protected the interests of the backward society, fought and raised his voice from the assembly to the parliament. Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice, was also the Governor of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.