Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Congress had offered to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mayawati to jointly fight the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly election and make her the chief ministerial candidate, but "she did not even talk to us".
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday allocated portfolios in his 53-member ministry, keeping the departments of Home, Vigilance and Personnel with him.
BJP leader and outgoing Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Friday said he will continue to strengthen the party to ensure that it emerges winner in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Dinesh Sharma, Shrikant Sharma and Siddharth Nath Singh are among the prominent faces who are missing from the UP government this time as new ministers took oath at a grand swearing-in ceremony here on Friday.
His becoming a minister wasn't unexpected but a symbol of faith reposed by the party in its dedicated worker, said UP's lone Muslim minister Danish Azad Ansari on Friday.
Danish Azad Ansari is the only Muslim face in new Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath.
An influential OBC leader and currently the BJP Uttar Pradesh unit president, Swatantra Dev Singh was named Congress Singh by his parents.
A poster boy for Hindutva, saffron-robed Yogi Adityanath was considered a rabble-rouser and often accused of making provocative remarks against Muslims.
Yogi Adityanath was sworn in today as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for the second time, a 37-year-record, in a ceremony at a packed Lucknow stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top BJP leaders and Bollywood stars were present.
Considered a close aide of PM Narendra Modi, Arvind Kumar Sharma kicked off his political innings after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service and became a member of the UP Legislative Council.
Yogi Adityanath is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh along with two Deputy Chief Ministers for a record second time. The cricket stadium where the mega event is underway is packed, sources say more than 85,000 are attending.
The BJP retained power in Uttar Pradesh by winning 255 out of 403 constituencies, securing a 41.29 per cent vote share.
Chief Minister-designate Yogi Adityanath, state party chief Swatantra Dev Singh, BJP national vice president Radha Mohan Singh, former deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and KP Maurya are also present at the high-level meeting.
The opposition alliance led by Samjawadi Party having decisively lost the battle for Uttar Pradesh, there is speculation now on whether the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief OP Rajbhar is leaning towards former partner BJP again.
The Uttar Pradesh chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Masood Ahmed on Saturday resigned from his post alleging that tickets in UP Assembly elections were "sold" and issues of Dalits and minorities were neglected".