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UP Cabinet Minister passes away due to COVID-19

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun passed away in Lucknow on Sunday morning. She was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in the state capital.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the untimely demise of the cabinet colleague.

“The news about the untimely demise of my colleague in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Cabinet Minister Smt Kamal Rani Varunji, is disturbing. The state has lost a devoted public leader today. My condolences to her family. May God grant the departed soul a place at his feet. Om Shanti,” he tweeted in Hindi.

At the same time, CM Yogi has cancelled his visit to Ayodhya due to the demise of Kamal Rani Varun. He was supposed to visit Ayodhya today to review the preparations for Ram Temple foundation laying ceremony.

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