Yogi Adityanath takes charge as UP CM

RSTV Bureau

At least 50,000 people are expected the swearing-in ceremony of Uttar Pradesh’s new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The stage at Smriti Upvan in Lucknow is set when the 21st chief minister of the most populous state and two deputy- Chief Ministers.

JP's  Yogi Adityanath (C) elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party (Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh)  K P Muriya (L Deputy CM) and Dinesh Sharma (R Deputy CM) showing victory sign after the meeting  in Lucknow

JP’s Yogi Adityanath (C) elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party (Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh) K P Muriya (L Deputy CM) and Dinesh Sharma (R Deputy CM) showing victory sign after the meeting in Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National Presidnet Amit Shah, Chief Minister’s of all BJP ruled states will be present at the ceremony hosted by UP governor Ram Naik

All BJP MPs in UP have been requested to join the ceremony and senior members of Sangh Parivar have also been invited.

More than 7,000 security personnel including 18 companies of central forces have been deployed at the venue.

“Arrangements for illumination have been made as the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to start at 4.30pm on Sunday. Moreover, at least 15 large LED screens will be installed all over the ground so that people can watch the proceedings from anywhere in the ground,” officials said.

The ceremony will begin at 2.15pm. Two stages are being constructed. On one, the governor will administer oaths while the other will be occupied by dignitaries and VIPs.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-elect Yogi Adityanath said that he would follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ slogan and exuded confidence that the state would march on the path of development.

“I am thankful to Governor Ram Naik who invited me to form government in UP,” he said in his first brief media interaction at Raj Bhawan.

Meanwhile UP CM-elect Adityanath said he would follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan “sab ka saath, sab ka vikas” (With all and development of all) and ensure all round development of the state.

“I am confident that the state will march on the path of development,” he said.

The Yogi said his efforts would be to provide “good governance” in the state. He thanked party MLAs for reposing faith in him.

The 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was earlier in the day elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs, a week after BJP won a resounding three-fourth majority in the key Hindi heartland state, making a comeback to power after 15 years