UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s father passes away, won’t attend the funeral


UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht passed away on April 20. Bisht was admitted in AIIMS hospital for undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department. He was admitted when his health was deteriorated and he went under critical condition, as per the reports.


“Honourable CM’s father left for his heavenly abode at 10.44 am. Our deepest condolences,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said in a statement. Leaders from political parties sent their condolences messages to the UP CM as they got to know the news.


A senior bureaucrat in UP government said that Yogi Adityanath received the news of his father’s death during a meeting on the COVID-19 crisis. “The news of his father breathing his last came to him in the midst of the meeting. Unfazed by the news Adityanath stood up only after completing the meeting on COVID-19”, he tweeted.


“I wanted to be with him during his final moments, but could not due to my responsibility to protect Uttar Pradesh’s 23 crore people. I will not be able to attend the funeral programme tomorrow due to the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. I appeal to my mother and my family members to follow the lockdown protocols while attending the funeral. I will visit after the lockdown ends,” Yogi Adityanath said in a statement.


Deepest Condolences to the CM Adityanath & his family.