As in an unexpected turn of event, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today sprung surprise by declaring Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, several supporters of Adityanath were seen staging demonstrations outside the party headquarter in Lucknow. And as the celebration among supporters intensifies across the state, the CM designate has stated that disturbances should not be created as a part of celebrations. Adityanath has further ordered the SSPs of all districts to take care of law and order across UP.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has today announced the name of Yogi Adityanath as the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister after much speculation about a number of other contenders including Rajnath Singh, Manoj Sinha, Swatantra Dev Singh, Keshav Prasad Maurya or others. With Adityanath as the CM, the safron party has also announced Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.
The safron Party held its legislature meeting to elect the successor of Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, with party president Amit Shah empowered to take the final call. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav were among others who were present at the meet at the party’s central observer.
Mahanth Yogi Adityanath is a fifth time Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur constituency in UP. He is a BJP Member of Parliament who has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998. Adityanath is the Mahant (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of his spiritual father Mahant Avaidyanath in September 2014. Adityanath is also the founder of the ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini’, a social, cultural and nationalist group of youth that aims to provide rightist Hindu platform.
The swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected CM will be held tomorrow in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The safron party has clinched victory in the crucial assembly elections after winning a clear majority of 325 seats out of the total 403 seats, thereby making the ruling Samajwadi Party face humiliating defeat.