Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will not attend the last rites of his father Anand Singh Bisht, who passed away on Monday morning at All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi due to illness. Anand Singh was 89 at the time of his death. Anand was admitted to AIIMS on March 13 and had been on a ventilator for many days. Chief Minister will not attend the last rites due to the lockdown to avoid the further spread of novel coronavirus.

I am deeply saddened by the demise of my father. I wished to see him one last time but due to ongoing pandemic, it is my responsibility towards the 23 crore people of the state. I could not pay the last visit to my father. Tomorrow on April 21 during the last rites of my father, I will not be able to attend due to lockdown in place for defeating the coronavirus. I would like to request people related to following the lockdown guidelines and not to participate in huge numbers. I am paying tributes to my respected father, will visit post lockdown.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath about demise of his father

However, Chief Minister will be visiting his native place after the lockdown ends which may be probably after 3rd of May.

I extend my heartfelt condolences on the demise of father of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in microblogging website twitter

My heartfelt condolences on the demise of father of UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Mr Anand Singh Bisht. May God give the power to the family to bear the pain.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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