Yogi Adityanath, Next CM Of UP, Swearing – On Sunday
Lucknow: After a dramatic turn out, UP newly elected MLAs of UP favoured Yogi Adityanath as next CM of Uttar Pradesh, closing down the curtains for a week suspense over party’s choice.
Soon after hearing the news, supporters of Adityanath chanted YOGI YOGI. The firebrand MP from Gorakhpur, was elected 6 times from the same place, will lead India’s largest state UP from Sunday.
Decision was taken after a long meeting at Lok Bhawan which witnessed Central Minister Venkiah Naidu, National Party Secretary Bhupender Yadav, BJP Vice President Om Mathur, State Party Chief Keshav maurya and other senior leaders.
Adityanath is winning Gorakhpur seat from 1998, at the age 26, youngest MP in 12th Lok Sabha.
Earlier, Adityanath flew to New Delhi to meet Amit Shah. Adityanath, the firebrand Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, is one of the names doing the rounds as the 32nd Chief Minister of the State. The Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya is also in Delhi. Amid high drama, the BJP national president had announced the name of Adityanath as the BJP parliamentary party leader.
As both Adityanath and Maurya met Amit Shah, their supporters in Lucknow demonstrated in a show of strength, demanding their leader should be made the Chief Minister. The BJP delayed the announcement of the Chief Minister’s name until last minute and finally declared Adityanath’s name at 4.50 pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, among others, will attend the oath ceremony. The 312 newly-elected BJP MLAs will meet in Lucknow later in the day at the Lok Bhawan – the new secretariat building built by outgoing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav – where the leader of the BJP legislature party will be elected officially.
Adityanath along with his Cabinet colleagues will sworn in at 2:15 pm on Sunday as per party sources.