Yogi Adityanath swearing-in: PM Modi shakes hand with Akhilesh Yadav; Top 5 key takeaways

By: | Updated: March 19, 2017 7:40 PM

The new Uttar Pradesh cabinet comprises of noted BJP leaders like Siddharth Nath Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Shrikant Sharma, Chetan Chouhan and others.

yogiadityanath, adityanath cabinet, adityanath cabinet ministers, yogi adityanath cabineth minister, list of ministers in adityanath government, adityanath government bjpYogi Adityanath has taken the oath as 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (Source: ANI) (File photo: ANI)

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath has been sworn-in as the 21st CM of the state. Senior leaders Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma have also sworn-in as the two deputy chief ministers of the state. Along with Yogi and his deputies, 44 ministers have also been sworn-in as cabinet ministers and minister of states. The new Uttar Pradesh cabinet comprises of noted BJP leaders like Siddharth Nath Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Shrikant Sharma, Chetan Chouhan and others. Here are the 5 top key takaways from the swearing-in ceremony:

1) Yogi Adityanath has taken the oath as 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath is Gorakhpur MP, he will now have to vacate his parliament seat to become a lawmaker Uttar Pradesh’s bicameral legislature.

2) Along with Adityanath, Siddhartha Nath Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Shrikant Sharma, Chetan Chouhan and others. While Yogi will serve as the face, Sharma and Maurya play the role of backbone of the government.

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3) 44 MLAs have sworn-in as ministers. Siddharth Nath Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Shrikant Sharma, Chetan Chouhan, Dara Singh Chauhan, and Satish Mahana will be some prominent faces in the cabinet. 5 ministers have taken the oath of Minister of State Independent Charge. These include Suresh Rana, Upendra Singh, and Swatantra Dev Singh as noted faces.

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4) Dara Singh Chauhan and Swami Prasad Maurya, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party leaving Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party just before the elections, have also benn appoinbted ministers.

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5) Modi-Akhilesh shake hands: The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah. In the end of the ceremony, Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav were seen sharing the stage. Almost all the chief ministers of NDA-ruled state have attended the ceremony. From opposition, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav were present in the oath-taking ceremony.

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