UP CM Yogi Adityanath To Not Attend Father’s Last Rites
NEW DELHI : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father who had been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, passed away on Monday morning..His father Anand Singh Bisht (89) was suffering from liver and kidney problems.
Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the death of his father, Anand Singh Bisht, this morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
I appeal to my mother and my relatives to follow the lockdown protocol while attending the funeral. I will visit after the lockdown ends,” said the Chief Minister.Mr Bisht, 71, was admitted in hospital last month due to kidney problems. His body is being taken to his village in Pauri district of Uttarakhand.
Yogi Adityanath received the news of his father’s death in the middle of a meeting on the COVID-19 crisis, a senior bureaucrat tweeted.
Hours after his demise, Adityanath announced that he will not be able to take part in the last rites which will take place tomorrow.
In a statement Adityanath said that due to the nationwide lockdown and the fight against the coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh he will not be able to attend the rites. He has also advised family members to follow lockdown protocols and ensure minimal gathering during the funeral.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called UP CM Yogi Adityanath yesterday and enquired about his father’s health. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda had gone to meet UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s father at AIIMS in Delhi yesterday.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi offered her condolences via Twitter in which she wrote in Hindi,‘I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht. May the almighty give him the strength to face such a difficult ‘time.’
Just hours before the news about his father Adityanath also spoke with The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray regarding the brutal lynchings in Palgahar, Maharashtra. Bisht was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department of the All AIIMS, Delhi, sources at the hospital said. He was admitted after his health deteriorated and his condition was critical, they said.
Several leaders, including Union Minister Smriti Irani, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Kamal Nath have condoled the death of Yogi Adityanth’s father. Former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav also expressed condolences. “My deepest condolences on the death of Shri Anand Singh Bishtji. May God give courage to the family to suffer pain in this hour of grief.
Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, has reported 959 coronavirus cases, including 17 deaths. Across India, more than 17,000 cases have been reported, more than 500 have died.
(Bureau Report with Agency Inputs ).