1. Yogi Adityanath turns new UP CM, Twitterati rush in with action hero Vin Diesel comparisons

Yogi Adityanath turns new UP CM, Twitterati rush in with action hero Vin Diesel comparisons

In one of the major turn of events as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Twitterati had its own way to look at the appointment of the new CM.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2017 10:39 PM
Twitter flooded with posts comparing the UP CM designate with Hollywood star Vin Diesel. (File Photo)

In one of the major turn of events as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Twitterati had its own way to look at the appointment of the new CM. As #YogiAdityanath, #DineshSharma, @JaiShreeRam were among the top trends of the day, minutes after the declaration of the CM, Twitter flooded with posts comparing the UP CM designate with Hollywood star Vin Diesel.

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.

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.

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