Kalyan Singh is a former Governor of Rajasthan. He took additional charge of Himachal Pradesh replacing Urmila Singh, whose five-year term ended on 24 January 2015. Prior to that, he was an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party from the state of Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh was born to Tejpal Singh Lodhi and Sita on 5 January 1932. He has served two terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and was appointed Governor of Rajasthan on 26 August 2014. Kalyan Singh is known for his role in the Babri Masjid demolition. Addressing reporters in Etah, Kalyan Singh once said that he owns full responsibility for the demolition of the 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992, thus reigniting the controversial Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.
During a speech at the 26th convocation ceremony, he appealed against the word ‘Adhinayak’, saying it should be replaced by 'Mangal'.
The court holding the trial of various BJP leaders, including L K Advani, Murli Manhor Joshi and Uma Bharti for allegedly conspiring to demolish the mosque at the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid.. IndiaTimes - Published
The order by Special Judge Surendra Kumar Yadav came after the investigating agency filed an application in the court seeking Singh be made to stand the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, weeks.. IndiaTimes - Published
The CBI on Monday moved a special court here trying the Babri masjid demolition conspiracy case involving former deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and other BJP stalwarts, for summoning former Rajasthan.. IndiaTimes - Published
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh rejoined the BJP on Monday after completing his term as Rajasthan governor, a constitutional post which offered him immunity from trial for criminal.. IndiaTimes - Published
The 87-year-old leader took the membership of the saffron party in the presence of UP BJP chief Swatantradev Singh. His son Rajveer Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Etah, and grandson Sandeep Singh, minister.. IndiaTimes - Published
Governors of four states including Rajasthan met home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday and discussed various issues concerning their respective states, officials said. Apart from Rajasthan's Kalyan Singh,.. IndiaTimes - Published