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Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM

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Lucknow, March 19: Five-time BJP MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath swears in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan in Lucknow.

Phoolpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma have also taken oath as two deputy chief ministers of India’s largest state. Besides, 44 other ministers will take oath today.

The swearing-in ceremony is attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, a host of union ministers, six chief Ministers and senior party leaders. Tens of thousands of people have gathered to witness swearing in ceremony of a Yogi as chief of the state.

Dressed in his characteristic saffron robes, Adityanath, after taking the oath, walked over to and sought the blessings of senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The other ministers who were administered to the UP Cabinet by Governor Ram Naik and took oath today included: Swami Prasad Maurya, Surya Pratap Shahi, Suresh Khanna, Satish Mahana, Rajesh Agarwal, Rita Bahuguna, Dara Singh Chauhan, Dharmpal Singh, S P Singh Baghel,Satyadev Pachauri, Ramapati Shastri, Jay Pratap Singh, Siddharth Nath Singh, Mukut Bihari Verma, Ashutosh Tandon, Chetan Chauhan, Shrikant Sharma, Rajendra Pratap Singh, Om Prakash Rajbhar, Brajesh Pathak and Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, Swatantra Dev Singh, Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, Dharam Singh Saini, Suresh Rana, Upendra Tiwari, Mahendra Singh, Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, Anupama Jaiswal and Mohsin Raza.

The swearing in ceremony to begin Shortly.

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav also attended the ceremony at Lucknow Smriti Upvan to attend swearing in of new UP CM. He mingled well with BJP leaders.

Earlier in the Morning Union Minister of Urban Development Venkiah Naidu praised Yogi and said he himself asked for 2 deputy CMs as he want to work for the state.

 

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the ceremony. As per media reports, double decker Boeing 747 carrying sadhus-sanyasis landed at Lucknow airport this morning.

State’s Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad along with other senior officials visited the venue, Smriti Upvan park, to take stock of the preparations and security arrangements.

Adityanath also visited the venue in the morning escorted by the Bharatiyta Janata party’s state General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak.

Hundreds of Adityanath’s supporters from all across the state have reached Lucknow to attend the ceremony.

Meanwhile, celebrations started in Gorakhpur, from where Adityanath is a Lok Sabha member.

Wefornews Bureau

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