Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he will not be attending his father who died on Monday as he is engaged in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Chief Minister’s father Anand Singh Bisht passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi at 10:44 am on Monday.
However, Yogi Adityanath following this said that he is deeply saddened to hear the news of his father’s demise but due to the fight against the COVID-19, he will not be able to attend the last rites.
He added that his father had taught him to be faithful, hardworking and he wanted to be there at the hospital during his father’s last moments.
The CM said that he would not be attending the last rights because he has the responsibility of 23 crore people of Uttar Pradesh.
He further appealed his family members to follow the lockdown protocol while completing the last rights.
उत्तर प्रदेश के माननीय मुख्यमंत्री @myogiadityanath जी के पिता श्री आनंद सिंह बिष्ट जी के निधन का दुखद समाचार प्राप्त हुआ । प्रभु उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें। मेरी संवेदनायें उनके साथ हैं।
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 20, 2020
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma too expressed grief on the death of the UP CM’s father.