UP elections 2017: Muzaffarpur riot accused BJP leader Sangeet Som finds no place in CM Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet

By: | Published: March 19, 2017 4:42 PM

BJP leader and a major Muzaffarpur riot accused Sangeet Som did not get a place in the cabinet under the newly appointed CM Adityanath.

BJP leader and a major Muzaffarpur riot accused Sangeet Som did not get a place in the cabinet under the newly appointed CM Adityanath. (PTI)

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an unexpected turn of event, declared Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the CM, two deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya & Dinesh Sharma and several other ministers today sworn in for the cabinet of the state. However, BJP leader and a major Muzaffarpur riot accused Sangeet Som did not get a place in the cabinet under the newly appointed CM Adityanath.

Despite being a major accused in the crucial 2013 riot case, Sangeet Som managed to clinch victory securing 97,921 votes leaving his closest rival Atul Pradhan of Samajwadi Party with 76,296 votes in Sardhana, Meerut. On the other hand, another accused in the riot case, Suresh Rana got 90,995 votes to defeat BSP’s Abdul Waris Khan who got 74,178 votes from Shamli of Thana Bhawan.

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As after much speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declared five times Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath and his two deputy chief ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya today sworn in at an oath-taking ceremony administrated by governor Ram Naik at a function in Lucknow’s Kanshiram memorial ground. And while other safron party leaders also take oath as the cabinet minister of the state, BJP has offered ministry to many few leaders who joined the party from outside, days before the crucial election campaign.

The ceremony 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.

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