Aligarh airport to be named after late Kalyan Singh
Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his last respects to former chief minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters in Aligarh, Yogi Adityanath said, "Today, we have brought the remains of Kalyan Singh ji to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Stadium in his hometown Aligarh. We decided to bring the remains here so that Singh ji's followers can see him for the last time. He has been associated with the people of Aligarh for years."
"He is known as the Ram bhakt of the nation. From the airport to Aligarh, the people of Uttar Pradesh have huge respect for Kalyan ji. I pray to God Ram to provide us strength to fulfill his dreams," said Yogi Adityanath.
The reporters asked him if the newly constructed mini airport in Aligarh will be named after late Kalyan Singh Ji. To this, Yogi Adityanath said, "We will hold a meeting with the Cabinet soon and discuss it."
He also praised Kalyan Singh Ji for his work to develop the state. Yogi Adityanath said, "Prior to Kalyan ji's resignation in 1992, he undertook developmental works for the poor and downtrodden. He was not just a leader promoting a particular caste or community but worked for the welfare of all people. He believed in Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya ji's teachings. He was a RSS leader in its truest form."
"Unlike his opposition parties who, in the name of occupying the Chief Minister's post, slammed the Ram Mandir movement, he was a leader of the masses," he added.
Former CM Kalyan Singh Ji took his last breath on Saturday after his medical condition deteriorated at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.