Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday while condoling the death of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch and former CM Mulayam Singh Yadav announced three day state mourning.
Adityanath also announced that the last rites of the former CM will be held with full state honour.
According to the condolence message issued by the CM Office, Yogi spoke to Mulayam Singh’s son and SP president Akhilesh Yadav and brother Ram Gopal Yadav and expressed his sympathies.
Yogi said, “The demise of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav ji, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and founder of Samajwadi Party, is extremely sad. With his death, the main pillar of socialism and the era of struggle has come to an end.”
Yogi said, “I wish the departed soul peace from God and my condolences to the bereaved family and supporters. The Uttar Pradesh government announces three day state mourning on the demise of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav. His last rites will be performed with full state honour.”
The official handle of the Samajwadi Party on Twitter informed that Singh’s mortal remains were being taken to Saifai, his hometown.
“Tomorrow, on 11/10/2022, the funeral will be held in Saifai at 3 pm,” it added.
Singh passed away earlier in the day morning at Medanta hospital in Gurugram at the age of 82. He was ill for the last few days.