The demise of the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh brought to an end an era of a man who was a fearless Hindu. Kalyan Singh was a staunch Hindu, who never compromised on principles and fearlessly fought for them. He stood by the Hindus in the late eighties and early nineties when the movement to build the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was at its peak. He played a pivotal role in galvanising the Hindus. Kalyan Singh was an unapologetic Hindu, something which the Hindu of today should learn from him. Unlike his counterparts in the opposition who were hungry for power, Kalyan Singh stuck to what he said and after the demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya by the Kar Sevaks, he relinquished his post without wasting any time.
Kalyan Singh rightly said, “No Regret, No repentance, No Sorrow, No Grief”
After the demolition of the Babri Mosque, in a televised interview, Kalyan Singh said, “ “No Regret, No repentance, No Sorrow, No Grief.” Such was the fearless attitude of this stalwart leader whose words now need to be replicated in the voice of the young Hindus. If he at that point of time could have the guts and the grit to stand by his religion and protect it, so why can’t the present day Hindu do the same. On December 6, 1992, thousands of Kar Sevaks assembled at Ayodhya and collectively brought down the mosque. Despite the pressure of the central government which was at that point of time headed by late former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and Home Minister was Shivraj Singh Chauhan, to take stern action against the ‘Kar Sevaks,’ Kalyan Singh did not succumb to the pressure and categorically refused to fire any bullet against the Kar Sevaks. Such was the grit of the man who stood by the “Ram Bhakts” and is today being remembered as one who protected Hinduism as a religion.
Kalyan Singh- The man who paved the way for Ram Mandir
Ram Mandir is not merely a place of worship for the Hindus. It is an emotion. Ayodhya is synonymous with Bhagwan Ram. The battle to build the Ram Mandir was persisting for the past many years and when it was at its peak in the early 90’s, at that point of time, Kalyan Singh was at the helm of things as he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Though, other leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party too were involved in the Ram Mandir movement, but when today we look back at Kalyan Singh’s contribution for Ram Mandir, it is an undeniable fact that it is he who did the groundwork and paved the way for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Today, the work is in full progress at Ayodhya to build a magnificent Ram Mandir but the man himself is not alive to see it.
The supreme sacrifice made by Kalyan Singh and his untiring efforts for getting the Ram Mandir will not be forgotten by the 100 crore Hindus. We bow our heads with gratitude to Kalyan Singh for all that he has done for Hinduism and the Ram Mandir. Generations to come will remember him for his contribution towards the Ram Mandir.