Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Yogi Adityanath will take oath at Lucknow's Kanshiram memorial ground at 2:15 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Union Minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, Uma Bharti believes Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India in 2014 and Yogi Adityanath becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh are the two best news of 21st century for her. Speaking to media on Sunday afternoon, hours before Aditynath’s swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow, she said, “For me Modi ji being the Prime Minister of India and my younger brother Yogi ji becoming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is the best news of the 21st century.”
She added that Yogi Adityanath’s win is a tight slap on the faces of leftists. “Yogi ji vikaas aur rashtravaad ko saath leke chalenge, aur vaampanthiyon ke gaal pe ye sab se bada jhaapda pada hai.” she said. Yogi Adityanath who is a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was elected BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting of MLAs in Lucknow on Saturday. After the meeting, he met Ram Naik and staked claim to form the government in the state.
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He will take oath at Lucknow’s Kanshiram memorial ground at 2:15 pm on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah. After the ceremony, Yogi Adityanath will take charge as CM in Lok Bhawan which will be followed by a meeting with ministers. He will address his first press conference after that at 5 PM.
Along with Yogi Adityanath, BJP UP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will also take oath as the deputy Chief Ministers. Keshav Prasad Maurya who was a front runner for the post and was given the task of finalising the UP CM name said he has no problem in playing a supporting character to Adityanath. “No issues with Adityanath being chosen as CM. I have been entrusted with the responsibility of Deputy CM and will work on law and order situation,” he said.