After the Uttar Pradesh swearing-in ceremony, where the powerful voice of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Shrikant Sharma took oath as the cabinet minister under the newly appointed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Sharma has today said that all ministers have been directed to give details of their income, movable & immovable property within 15 days to CM secretary and organisation. Addressing the media, Sharma said that the CM has requested cabinet ministers to refrain from making unnecessary statements to avoid hurting anyone’s sentiments.
The debate and discussions over the name of the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh finally ended on Saturday evening with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) elected its MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath for the designation. However, it led to a next big question that was who will be the included in his cabinet of Ministers. BJP leader Shrikant Sharma, who was also a contender for the chief ministerial position has finally taken oath as one of the cabinet ministers in the Yogi Adityanath-led government.
Getting ticket to contest the elections from Mathura Sharma defeated leader of Congress Parliamentary party Pradeep Mathur, by a record margin of over one lakh votes. Soon after winning the polls, Sharma said that the victory was of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine. The minister did not show his urge to be the CM of the state. Asked about the name of UP CM, he had said he was not in the race for UP chief ministership but would “not run away” if the party entrusts him with any responsibility. During the campaigning, Sharma was booked for violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for allegedly holding an election meeting without prior permission.
The oath taking ceremony of the UP cabinet ministers, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, newly-elected Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister R. Singh, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti and Rajnath Singh also attended the ceremony.