Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath sworn-in as CM, Modi and top BJP brass attend ceremony
Priest-turned-politician and controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the fourth from the saffron party, ending a 15-year hiatus.
Priest-turned-politician and controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. AP
The five-term MP from Gorakhpur, who lacks administrative experience, was on Saturday unanimously elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs, in a move that took many by surprise. AP
BJP state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and party's national vice-president Dinesh Sharma were sworn in as cabinet ministers by Governor Ram Naik at a grand ceremony at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan in Lucknow. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah and party veteran L K Advani were present at the ceremony, which was also attended by outgoing chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav. PTI
Adityanath had said on Saturday he would ensure all round development of the country's most populous state. "I am confident that the state will march on the path of development," he had said in his first brief media interaction at the Raj Bhawan. AP