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BJP senior leader Kalyan Singh attends the marriage function of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandan's grand son, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath greets senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh on the occasion of Diwali, at the latters residence in Lucknow.

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Former Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh rejoins BJP, in Lucknow.

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Former Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh being welcomed by UP BJP president Swantradav Singh (L) as he rejoins the party, in Lucknow.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh addresses the media, in Jodhpur.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh greets Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh is greeted by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at Rajasthan Assembly, in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, state Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the ongoing Rajasthan Assembly, in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot pose for a photograph with the newly sworn-in cabinet ministers during a ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh shakes hands with Congress President Rahul Gandhi during the swearing-in-ceremony of Gehlot's governemnt, in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh shakes hands with newly sworn-in Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot as Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot looks on, during the swearing-in-ceremony of Gehlot's government, in Jaipur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration and foundation stone laying of various highway projects, in Udaipur. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Ministers of State Arjun Ram Meghwal, P P Chaudhary and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are also seen.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on his arrival at the airport, in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot with former Alwar MP Jitendra Singh and other leaders submitting a memorandum to Governor Kalyan Singh on Alwar lynching case, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.

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The official residence of former Uttar Pradesh Cheif Minister Kalyan Singh at 2 Mall Avenue, in Lucknow.

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the swearing-in ceremony for new Cabinet ministers at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the Governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh in New Delhi.

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Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani administering oath of office to the new Governor Kalyan Singh at a swearing-in -ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.

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BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi shakes hands with party leader Kalyan Singh at an election rally in Etah.

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BJP President Rajnath Singh with party leader Kalyan Singh during Kargil Vijay Diwas rally at Kakod in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

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The Babies Run The Bathwater The Congress party may be the standard-bearers but when it comes to creating dynastic streaks, none of the other parties are far behind. Almost all the socialists and Lohiaites of the past have got sons and nephews in place, the latest being Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav who’s got son Akhilesh manning our biggest state, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking of the state, even the BJP leaders there, like Kalyan Singh (yet again in the party) and Rajnath Singh are moving the pawns to get the succession story right. In fact, sources say Kalyan’s whole objective of manoeuvring his way back was essentially to establish son Rajveer Singh’s career (he’s been made state vice-president). Current BJP president Rajnath has anointed son Pankaj Singh as general secretary of the state unit. Now if these two can do it, can veteran Lalji Tandon be far behind? His son Gopal Tandon has also got a key slot in the new state executive. As one party veteran put it, gone are the days when leaders did the “jhanda ooncha rahe hamara”. Today’s slogan is “handa mere parivar ka rahe ooncha sada”.

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Former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh gets emotional as the Jan Kranti Party, led by his son Rajvir Singh, merged with the BJP during the Atal Shankhnad Rally in Lucknow.

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Former BJP stalwart Kalyan Singh is garlanded along with his son Rajbir Singh and senior party leader Rajnath Singh on his 80th birthday in Lucknow.

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Kalyan Singh (on left) with Amar Singh

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh cuts a cake as he celebrates his 77th birthday with his supporters in Lucknow.

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BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kalyan Singh at a function in Lucknow.

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Rajveer, the son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, showing the flag of new Jan Kranti Party at his residence in Lucknow. The new party was announced by Kalyan Singh on his birthday with Rajveer as its national president.

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"I have no regrets over the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya. No force on earth can stop the Ram Mandir from being constructed at Ayodhya. Both the Hindus and Muslims should be made clearly understood that the temple will be constructed at the site where Lord Ram's idol is placed and no masjid will be allowed to be constructed," said former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh after the tabling of Liberhan report.

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Former UP CM Kalyan Singh with his son Rajbir in Lucknow. Snubbed by Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh today called the Samajwadi Party chief a "traitor" and indicated he was willing to return BJP while his son Rajbir resigned from SP.

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