The road leading to the Ram Janmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya will be named ‘Kalyan Singh Marg’ to pay tribute to the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and veteran BJP leader, said Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The deputy chief minister said a proposal to name a road each in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Bulandshahr and Aligarh after Kalyan Singh would be submitted.
“Along with Ayodhya, there will be one road each in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Bulandshahr and Aligarh in the name of Ram Bhakt Kalyan Singh. The proposal for this will soon be submitted,” Keshav Prasad Maurya said in an announcement on 23 August.
The development comes after several BJP leaders called for naming the Aligarh airport after Kalyan Singh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said a Cabinet meeting would soon be held to discuss the matter.
Kalyan Singh died on 21 August night in Lucknow after a prolonged illness. He was 89.
On 22 August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath and other top BJP leaders paid their last respects to Kalyan Singh in Lucknow.
Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “He is known as the Ram Bhakt of the nation. From the airport to Aligarh, the people of Uttar Pradesh have huge respect for Kalyan ji. I pray to God Ram to provide us strength to fulfil his dreams.”
Kalyan Singh was at the helm in UP when the Babri masjid was demolished in 1992 and was a staunch supporter of the campaign for Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya.
Kalyan Singh, an RSS volunteer who went on to join politics, became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh twice: June 1991 to December 1992 and September 1997 to November 1999. He was appointed the Governor of Rajasthan in 2010. He completed his term in 2019.