Mr Naqvi said that Adityanath will prove his critics wrong by his developmental work and will emerge as the best chief minister.
"I congratulate him. He has been in public life for a long time. He will realise the Prime Minister's commitment of inclusive growth in Uttar Pradesh. Definitely he will prove best chief minister of the state," Minister of State for Minority Affairs Naqvi told PTI.
Rejecting apprehensions of Yogi Adityanath being a hardline Hindutva leader, Mr Naqvi said he was a "hardline leader of inclusive development".
Mr Naqvi said Yogi Adityanath will prove all political pundits and analysts who have concerns regarding him "wrong".
Yogi Adityanath, a Parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur constituency, was elected as leader of BJP's legislature unit at a meeting held in Lucknow.
The BJP has picked its national vice president Dinesh Sharma and state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya as Deputy Chief Ministers.
The BJP scored an emphatic victory in the UP polls by winning 312 seats in the 403-member assembly.