The former Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh, who died on Saturday evening, had a strong bond with Agra. When Kalyan Singh was elected president of the BJP in 1987, he traveled all over the UP before arriving in Agra to host the party’s national convention. He stayed in Agra for two months and his efforts resulted in an extremely successful convention.
Speaking to India Today, Rajya Sabha MP Haridwar Dubey said: “Kalyan Singh was instrumental in building a strong foundation for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The congress was successfully organized in April 1988 on the Kothi Meena Bazar site under the direction of Kalyan Singh. “
“Similarly, Kalyan Singh’s leadership of the Agra Collectorate protest was instrumental in helping the BJP gain a majority in the Agra Municipal Corporation,” added MP Haridwar Dubey.
BJP MLA Purushottam Khandelwal said that every time Kalyan Singh visited Agra, he explored the city on a scooter. In 1987, Kalyan Singh was weighed with coins at 11 different locations in Agra.
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Agra-Kalyan Singh’s second home
Former BJP Mayor Nagendra Dubey said Kalyan Singh considered Agra his second home and enjoyed having breakfast here.
During his tenure as Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh awarded the prestigious Bal Sahitya Bharati Prize to the renowned Agra author and poet Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, known as “Bachchon Ke Gandhi Maheshwari”.
Remembering Kalyan Singh
Hindustani Biradari Vice Chairman Vishal Sharma said it was quite astonishing for the people of Agra when Kalyan Singh took the stage during the Samajwadi Party (SP) National Congress with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav shared. Despite the fact that he never explained to the media why he was so upset with the BJP.
“He never criticized the BJP, even when he was a member of the Samajwadi party. He patiently listened to the problems of the lowest party workers and tried to solve them, ”said Vishal Sharma.
Sharma added, “If a member of the party complained about the county administration or the local police, he immediately called the administration officials and instructed them to take appropriate action. One of the most admired elements of Kalyan Singh’s personality was his ability to act quickly. “
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