Uttar Pradesh Swearing-in: Yogi Adityanath takes oath as chief minister

By: | Updated: March 19, 2017 3:07 PM

A day after being named as BJP' chief ministerial face in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath today took oath of office in Lucknow today.

Yogi Adityanath is the 21st chief minister of the state. (File photo: ANI)

A day after being named as BJP’ chief ministerial face in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath today took the oath of office in Lucknow today. Along with him, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma were also sworn in as deputy chief ministers in the 45 member cabinet.

They were administered the oath of office by Governor Ram Naik in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Chief Ministers from BJP and alliance partners in NDA-ruled states were also present on the occasion.

Among those who took oath as new ministers include  Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Satish Mahana, Rajesh Agarwal, Surya Pratap Shahi, Suresh Khanna, Dara Singh Chauhan, Dharmpal Singh, S P Singh Baghel, Chetan Chauhan, Shrikant Sharma, Rajendra Pratap Singh and Siddharth Nath Singh.

Yogi Adityanath is the 21st chief minister of the state. Hours before Yogi Adityanath is all set to be sworn in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, he reached the venue in Lucknow to stake stock of the preparations. He also met DGP Javeed Ahmad, Principal secretary (Home) Devashish Panda in the morning.

Hours before Yogi Adityanath was all set to be sworn in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, he reached the venue in Lucknow to stake stock of the preparations. He also met DGP Javeed Ahmad, Principal secretary (Home) Devashish Panda in the morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, chief ministers from BJP and other NDA allies parties from different states and several other senior leaders also attended the ceremony.

Yesterday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 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 saffron party has also announced Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.

The BJP 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.

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