Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has declared birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on December 23 as a public holiday.
The holiday will not be covered under the negotiable instrument act 1981 and thus the banks and treasury will remain open.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in a Jat family in 1902 in village Noorpur of Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh. He entered politics as part of the Independence Movement.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was the sixth Prime Minister of India.
The Uttar Pradesh government's decision is in sharp contrast to the Central government's move to discontinue the tradition of commemorating Charan Singh birthday by organizing a function at Kisan Ghat in Delhi.