Yogi Sworn In As UP CM For Second Term
- The grand oath ceremony was held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
- Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath.
- Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak took oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.
Lucknow: In a historic return for Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on Friday took oath as Chief Minister of the state for the second term at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Adityanath is the first Chief Minister in the last 37 years to return to power after completing a full five-year term in the state. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak took oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state. The two deputies were among 52 ministers sworn in on Friday along with Yogi Adityanath.
Earlier today, Adityanath met Governor Anandiben Patel after the BJP legislature party elected him as its leader. Cultural events are being held before the commencement of the oath-taking ceremony. A huge stage has been set up in the stadium, decked with garlands in shades of orange and yellow. A poster that reads “New Uttar Pradesh of New India” has also been displayed at the bottom of the stage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states and other party leaders are among the long list of ministers attending the ceremony. Several Opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and others, were also invited to the oath-taking ceremony.
Adityanath, a monk-turned-politician, won his first-ever Assembly election by a margin of 1,03,390 from Gorakhpur Urban constituency, defeating the Samajwadi Party candidate Subhawati Upendra Dutt Shukla. This is the first time that he has been elected as an MLA. The BJP retained power in Uttar Pradesh by winning 255 out of 403 constituencies, securing a 41.29 per cent vote share.