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BJP leader and five-time Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, a day after he was unanimously chosen by party MLAs as the legislative leader at a meeting in Lucknow. The oath taking ceremony took place at Smriti Upvan in Lucknow and was attended by senior leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.
Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav were also present at the event. The chief ministers from the BJP and NDA-ruled states were also among those in attendance. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were also sworn-in as the deputy chief ministers of the state.
Apart from that, a total of 23 leaders took oath of the cabinet minister. Here’s the complete list:
Swami Prasad Maurya
Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Surya Pratap Shahi
Dara Singh Chauhan
SP Singh Baghel
Jay Pratap Singh
Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary
Rajendra Pratap Singh
Siddharth Nath Singh
Mukut Bihari Verma
Nand Kumar Nandi
Apart from the Cabinet Ministers, nine Ministers of State (Independent) and 15 Ministers of State also took oath of office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Yogi Adityanath after he took over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Expressing confidence that the newly elected chief minister of the state and his team will leave no stone unturned in developing Uttar Pradesh, he tweeted, “I have immense confidence that this new team will leave no stone unturned in making UP Uttam Pradesh. There will be record development. Our sole mission and motive is development. When Utttar Pradesh develops, India develops. We want to serve UP’s youth and create opportunities for them.”