Yogi Adityanath appointed as new cm of UP

  • Yogi Adityanath appointed as new cm of UP

Yogi Adityanath appointed as new cm of UP

A five-time MP from Gorakhpur, Adityanath was elected as the UP BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the party MLAs led by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav on Saturday evening at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

He is not known to enjoy good rapport with the BJP leadership and his elevation has left many puzzled, with political circles abuzz with talk of RSS having prevailed over the party in deciding the new chief minister.

After considering various options, the BJP top brass is said to be proposing to dispatch Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

"Mahanth Yogi Adityanath is Chief Minister of Uttarpradesh".

Various media reports have suggested that Yogi Adityanath was all set to be announced by the BJP as the state's next chief minister.

The swearing-in ceremony would be held at Smriti Upvan today.

Declaration and oath taking, likely on 18, 19.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that he expects Yogi Adityanath to change his "fiery brand" image and work towards the betterment of the state.

"There is a categorical, unambiguous message being sent by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi". "Vikas, vikas, vikas - this would be the agenda of new government in UP".

"Mandate is for development, mandate is against corruption, against black money...", he said, with the Yogi by his side.

Opposition MPs criticised the appointment, but BJP ministers defended it. "I appeal all our supporters to abide by the law and order", the CM designate said.

The verdict given by people in Uttar Pradesh March 2017 was no different. He had so far been operating from Gorakhnath temple, which he presides in Gorakhpur and his only organisational ability, proven so far, was in leading his own Hindu Yuva Vahini. Last time when Adityanath had shot to fame was in September 2014 when he led the BJP campaign in the assembly by-polls with the controversial "love jihad" as the central talking point. While addressing a rally in Shamli, Adityanath said, "The condition in Kairana is similar to Kashmir".

They organised havans, offered special prayers that he be made state chief minister even when he himself never showed his eagerness to hold the coveted post.