Dharma before father's funeral: Yogi Adityanath won't perform father's last rites amid lockdown

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Singh Bisht passed away on Monday morning at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi due to multiorgan failure. However, Adityanath said that he will not perform the last rites of his father and instead ensure enforcement of lockdown to defeat coronavirus pandemic in the state.

In a statement, CM Yogi Adityanath said that he will not take part in the last rites of his father tomorrow, to ensure enforcement of lockdown and to defeat coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Dharma before father's funeral: Yogi Adityanath won't perform father's last rites amid lockdown

Earlier in the day, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi said "CM Yogi Adityanath's father left for his heavenly abode at 10.44 am. Our deepest condolences."

Bisht was in a critical condition and he was admitted to AIIMS on March 15. He was suffering from kidney and liver ailment and was treated by doctors from the gastrology department.

On Sunday his health condition worsened and he had to be put on a ventilator. Apparently, he underwent dialysis on Sunday and was shifted to ICU ward later.

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