Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the demise of 15 former members including current assembly members Rahul Prakash Kol and Keshari Nath Tripathi on the second day of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly’s Budget Session on Tuesday.
Paying his condolences, CM Yogi Adityanath said that Rahul Prakash Kol, a member of the current assembly, died on February 2, 2023 at the age of 40. Kol was a young politician, involved in politics since his days as a student. In 2017 and 2022, he was elected as a member of the House. “He was a very courteous, tactful, and dedicated people’s leader who also worked tirelessly for the advancement of his assembly constituency, notably for the underprivileged, forest-dwelling communities,” the CM remarked.
Describing Kol’s death as an irreparable loss to society, CM Yogi remarked that he was emerging as a very popular public leader in his area because of his spirit to serve people. With the demise of Rahul Kol, the state has lost a young leader and skilled politician, he said.
The CM also condoled the death of former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and former Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi who died on January 8, 2023 at the age of 88. Keshari Nath Tripathi started his early life as an advocate. He was elected a Janata Party MLA for the first time in 1977 from Jhunsi Assembly constituency in Prayagraj district and from the BJP in 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996 and 2002.
The CM also paid tribute to former members on their death which included Ramcharan Tripathi from Kaushambi, Amarnath Yadav from Varanasi, Jagannath Singh Parmar from Banda, Triloki Ram from Aligarh, Mathura Prasad Tiwari from Ayodhya, Brajpal Singh from Sambhal, Vijay Bahadur Pal from Kannauj, Satyaprakash from Sambhal, Vikramajit Maurya from Prayagraj, Sunderlal Dixit from Barabanki, Jasbir Singh from Kasganj, Sanjeev Raja from Aligarh, Banwari Lal Dohre from Kannauj, and Ramswaroop Singh from Kanpur Dehat.
Leaders of other political parties including Leader of Opposition and SP President Akhilesh Yadav also paid their condolences to them.