Babri demolition accused Kalyan Singh passes away at 89

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Kalyan Singh

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh passed away today. He was 89. He is considered one of the prominent BJP leaders who were allegedly helped the demolition of Bari Masjid in Ayodhya on 6 December in 1992.

The senior BJP leader, who was also a two-time member of Parliament, had been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) since July 4 after he was admitted there with an infection and reduced consciousness level.

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A few days before that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted saying “countless people across India are praying for the speedy recovery of Kalyan Singh Ji”.

Singh was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice — June 1991 to December 1992 and September 1997 to November 1999.

He had resigned as Chief Minister following the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6 December in 1992 while the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s government dismissed the Uttar Pradesh government on the same day.

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