Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passes away, 3-day state mourning

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the demise of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon.

state government has announced a three-day State mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader

The state government has announced a three-day state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said that Lucknow has lost its life and the country has lost a popular leader.

Deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya have also condoled the passing away of Tandon and have termed it as an irreparable loss for the party.

Meanwhile Tandon’s son, Ashutosh Tandon, who is a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, said that the cremation of the late leader will take place in Lucknow on Tuesday evening.

His body will be kept at his residence on Triloki Nath Road in Hazratganj from 10 am to noon and then at his Sondhi Tola residence after that.

The cremation will take place at Gulala Ghat in Chowk at 4.30 pm.

Lalji Tandon was admitted to the Medanta hospital on June 13 after he complained of urinary problem and fever. He, thereafter, developed complications in liver and kidney and even underwent a surgical procedure.

He was put on ventilator later.

Born on April 12, 1935, Tandon is survived by his wife Krishna Tandon and three sons.

The veteran leader has served as member of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad for two terms and also remained the Leader of House of the Council.

He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha for three terms and was minister in BJP and BSP -BJP governments.

In May 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow by a margin over 40,000 votes.

In 2018, he was appointed Governor of Bihar and shifted to Madhya Pradesh in the same capacity in 2019.

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