Yogi Adityanath Skips Father’s Last Rites Amid COVID-19 Lockdown


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.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma too expressed grief on the death of the UP CM’s father.

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