Priest-turned politician and controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the fourth from the saffron party, ending its 15-year hiatus.
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.
They will assist 44-year-old Adityanath as deputy chief ministers. Interestingly, none of the three is a legislator in UP.
#6:55 PM: Yogi has directed his ministers to give details of their moveable and immovable assets, within 15 days: Srikant Sharma
#6:55 PM: CM has also directed ministers to stay away fro useless comments: Srikant Sharma
#6:55 PM: There will be a culture of working 18 hours a day just like in Modi cabinet at the Centre: Srikant Sharma
#7:10 PM: All elected MLAs will meet Governor Ram Naik tomorrow at 5PM, a committee will be constituted to train newly elected legislators in command of Suresh Khanna: Siddharth Nath Singh
#7:05 PM: Eastern UP and Bundelkhand will receive special attention: CM Yogi
#6:55 PM: First cabinet meeting of new UP Govt will be held in next week: UP CM ogi Adityanath
#6:55 PM: No stone will be left unturned for upliftment and empowerment of women in the state: CM Yogi
#6:55 PM: Investments will be encouraged: UP CM
#6:55 PM: Govt will make employment and recruitment process transparent: UP CM
#6:55 PM: Rural area will get development benefits: UP CM
#6:55 PM: Govt will work for all section of society without any partiality, for this administration will be made accountable and answerable: UP CM
#6:50 PM: Corruption, violence, law and order situation has caused a lot of trouble and loss to people of the state. Our government will work for the benefit of the people: CM Yogi
#6:50PM: Yogi Adityanath first press conference: BJP Govt to focus on 'sabka sath, sabka vikas'
#6:45 PM: Press conference begins
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.