BJP MLAs burst out laughing during important meeting because of Raju Srivastava: UP minister recalls

Updated: Sep 22 2022 11:54PM

Noida, Sep 22 (PTI) With his characteristic humour, Raju Srivastava had made hundreds of BJP legislators in Uttar Pradesh burst into peals of laughter during an all-important party meeting after the state assembly elections earlier this year, state minister Asim Arun recalled on Thursday.

The former IPS officer-tuned-social welfare minister (independent charge) of Uttar Pradesh paid glowing tributes to the veteran comedian-actor, who was cremated in Delhi after he passed away during treatment at the AIIMS on Wednesday.

Srivastava (58) hailed from Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur and was also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had moved to Mumbai in the 1980s where he eventually made a name for himself in the world of comedy through stage shows, films and TV programmes.