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Highlights: Yogi Adityanath Takes Charge As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh

Highlights: Yogi Adityanath Takes Charge As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh

Yogi Adityanath New UP CM Live Updates: With PM on stage, the 5 time MP took oath today

Yogi Adityanath, a five-time parliamentarian was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh today. The swearing-in happened in Lucknow a week after the BJP won a landslide mandate in the assembly elections with 312 seats. In a surprise announcement, Mr Adityanath's name was announced only last evening. His two deputies in Keshav Prasad Maurya, the party's UP chief, and Dinesh Sharma, Lucknow's Mayor also took oath. Mr Sharma is credited with leading the party's membership drive in the state.

After his name was announced for the top post, Mr Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who himself was an important part of the party's campaign in the state. "I will take UP forward with his motto of sabka saath sabka vikas," Mr Adityanath declared soon after he was announced the Chief Minister. He has been winning the Gorakhpur seat since 1998 and is the head priest of Gorakhnath Math. The politician-priest with his shaven head and trademark saffron robe has been the party's Hindutva mascot and consistently commissions headlines, usually because of his controversial statements.

Here are the highlights on new UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath:

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We will serve the state with the motto Sabka saath sabka vikas: Yogi Adithyanath
  • Government will work for all section of society without any partiality, for this administration will be made accountable and answerable
  • The BJP government had vowed development though 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas', which will be taken forward 
  • UP has been left out in the race of development
  • The previous government had indulged in corruption and family disputes and also derailed law and order in the state
  • We will fulfil all the promises we have made to the people of the state
  • The fruits of the absolute majority that has been given to the BJP will soon be seen
  • The government will work with utmost honesty to generate employment for youth
  • The BJP had presented the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra as its vision document ahead of the elections. All the promises will be fulfilled
Mar 19, 2017 18:50 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath is addressing the media
Mar 19, 2017 18:24 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath's press conference to begin any moment
Mar 19, 2017 17:32 (IST)
Mar 19, 2017 17:31 (IST)
Mar 19, 2017 17:00 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath takes charge as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Mar 19, 2017 16:36 (IST)
We will meet and chalk out strategy to take UP to new heights. The meet will take place today itself: Keshav Prasad Maurya
Mar 19, 2017 16:17 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath to hold press conference at 5 pm
Mar 19, 2017 15:54 (IST)
And...PM Narendra Modi congratulates UP's new chief minister, says has 'immense confidence' in the team

Mar 19, 2017 15:50 (IST)
PM Modi and Amit Shah along with entire council of minister in UP wave to crowd full of supporters

Mar 19, 2017 15:41 (IST)
Cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza sworn in as a minister of state becoming the lone Muslim face in Yogi Adityanath government.

Mar 19, 2017 15:23 (IST)
Third woman in a fairly large council of ministers, Swati Singh takes oath

Mar 19, 2017 15:07 (IST)
Nand Kumar Nandi takes oath as a smiling Yogi Adityanath looks on

Mar 19, 2017 14:43 (IST)
In case you missed it, here is the full oath of the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh...again

Mar 19, 2017 14:34 (IST)
Former Congress Leader, who joined BJP a few months back, takes oath as minister in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. She is a legislator from Lucknow cantonment.

Mar 19, 2017 14:33 (IST)

Mar 19, 2017 14:28 (IST)
It is for the first time in the history of Uttar Pradesh that two Deputy Chief Minister have taken oath.
Mar 19, 2017 14:23 (IST)
Dinesh Sharma takes oath as the second Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Mar 19, 2017 14:21 (IST)
Keshav Prasad Maurya takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Mar 19, 2017 14:20 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath takes oath as the new Chief Minister of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh

Mar 19, 2017 14:17 (IST)
Standing next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the man of the hour, Yogi Adityanath waves to an army of supporters seated in the audience

Mar 19, 2017 14:16 (IST)
PM Modi arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath and his council of ministers
Mar 19, 2017 14:12 (IST)

BJP's national President Amit Shah, partly credited with the victory in this year's assembly election in UP,  arrives for the swearing-in ceremony.

Mar 19, 2017 14:04 (IST)
Veterans arrive for UP ministers' swearing-in ceremony

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav arrives on stage right behind BJP's veteran leader LK Advani at Smriti Upwan, the venue where 43 minister will be sworn in today.

Mar 19, 2017 14:02 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Lucknow for the swearing-in ceremony. Welcomed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Mar 19, 2017 14:00 (IST)
Former Chief Minister of UP, Akhilesh Yadav catches up with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Mar 19, 2017 13:58 (IST)
BJP leader and union minister Uma Bharti seated on stage for UP chief minister's swearing-in ceremony

Mar 19, 2017 13:50 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav arrives for the swearing-in ceremony

Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of BJP's Yogi Adityanath. His party, Samajwadi party was a distant second in this year's assembly elections.

Mar 19, 2017 13:44 (IST)
Among those swearing in shortly are 22 members of Uttar Pradesh's cabinet, nine Independent and 12 junior ministers
Mar 19, 2017 13:38 (IST)
Tight security at swearing-in ceremony venue

In the grand scale of security arrangements for the swearing in ceremony, around 30,000 policemen have been stationed at the venue.

Mar 19, 2017 13:34 (IST)
22 ministers to be inducted in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet, reveal sources.
Mar 19, 2017 13:27 (IST)
43 ministers will take oath besides UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the two Deputy Chief Ministers today. One of them is cricketer-turned-politician, Mohsin Raza.
Mar 19, 2017 13:24 (IST)
Thousands gather at swearing-in ceremony venue, Smriti Upwan in Lucknow
With less than an hour to go for the swearing-in ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, thousands of supporters have already gathered at the venue in Lucknow

Mar 19, 2017 13:13 (IST)
BJP planning massive show of strength at UP Chief Minister's swearing-in ceremony

-11 Chief ministers from BJP-ruled states are going to be present in Yogi Adityanath's swearing-in
-Around 40 ministers are expected to take oath today along with the new Chief Minister and his two deputies.
- Hundreds of Mr Adityanath's supporters from all across the state have reached Lucknow to attend the ceremony.

Mar 19, 2017 12:38 (IST)
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu writes a long Facebook post in praise of Yogi Adityanath

Interestingly, it was Mr Naidu who had announced the name of Yogi Adityanath for the post of UP chief minister last evening.

Mar 19, 2017 12:11 (IST)
Since beginning he had this aim of serving the people, now that he has become CM I am really very happy, said Yogi Adityanath's father, reports news agency ANI

Mar 19, 2017 11:49 (IST)
Yogi is an honest man: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu praises next UP Chief minister
"Nobody can raise a finger on his commitment. Also, winning from the same seat  five times isn't a small thing," said Venkaiah Naidu about Yogi Adityanath.

He added:

Mar 19, 2017 11:39 (IST)
The New Affable Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Dinesh Sharma

The 53-year-old professor in Lucknow University's commerce department has been a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since long, but he emerged on the central stage of the party's politics with his appointment as its national vice-president in August 2014, after the BJP's landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.

Mar 19, 2017 11:28 (IST)
Celebration begin in Yogi Adityanath's home town Gorakhpur

Mar 19, 2017 11:15 (IST)
BJP leaders say Yogi Adityanath will emerge as 'best chief minister' of Uttar Pradesh

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minority Affairs Minister, that Mr Adityanath will prove his critics wrong by his developmental work and will emerge as the best chief minister.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said UP will benefit a lot from his "competent leadership" and will soon become 'Uttam Pradesh'.

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya said Mr Adityanath will take Uttar Pradesh on the path of development and make it the best state.

Mar 19, 2017 11:04 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath is no stranger to controversy

The new CM designate of Uttar Pradesh has been embroiled in quite a few controversies in the past for his incendiary statements.

Mr Adityanath was also among the loudest campaigners against "Love Jihad", the term given by right-wing groups to describe what they allege is a strategy to convert Hindu women to Islam.

In March 2010, Adityanath was one of several BJP MPs who started the defiance to the party whip on the Women's Reservation Bill.

Some of his controversial statements include:

Mar 19, 2017 10:18 (IST)
Uma Bharti voices support for 'younger brother' Yogi Adityanath

Mar 19, 2017 10:08 (IST)
UP's Deputy Chief Minister designate Keshav Maurya says 'Will end goon-culture'

Mr Maurya will be sworn in as one of the two Deputy Chief Ministers of UP. Addressing the media he said:

- It's a big responsibility, will perform to the best of my abilities.
- Not upset about CM decision, party is like my mother - will do whatever it says.
- UP is a big state, so must have been a thought of decision to appoint 2 deputy Chief Ministers.
- Cabinet has been decided but will be conveyed by the Chief Minister who has the right to do so.

Mar 19, 2017 09:29 (IST)

Incidentally, none of the men set to hold top posts today, including Yogi Adityanath, Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya, are legislators in the UP assembly

Mar 19, 2017 09:16 (IST)
How Yogi Adityanath's political career began
18 years ago, at the age of 26, Yogi Adityanath became the youngest MP in the India's 12th Lok Sabha
Mar 19, 2017 08:59 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath has a special message for his followers this morning

With only hours left for his swearing-in ceremony, Yogi Adityanath told his followers: "Don't create chaos in the name of celebrations," reported news agency ANI.

Mar 19, 2017 08:53 (IST)
UP Chief Minister designate Yogi Adityanath visits Smriti Upwan ahead of his swearing-in