Lockdown 2.0: Yogi Adityanath Not To Attend Father’s Funeral Amid COVID Fight

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father, Anand Singh Bisht, died at AIIMS in New Delhi on Monday morning.

Bisht was admitted to the hospital last month due to kidney problems. He will be cremated at his native village in Pauri district in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Expressing grief over his father’s death, Yogi Adityanath, however, said he would not be able to attend his father’s last rites due to the fight against coronavirus, NDTV reported.

“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 (Tuesday) due to the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus,” the CM said in a statement.

“I appeal to my mother and my family members to follow the lockdown protocols while attending the funeral. I will visit them after the lockdown ends,” he added.

UP has reported 969 coronavirus cases, including 14 deaths.

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