Highlights: Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st CM of Uttar Pradesh; 23 join cabinet

Yogi Adityanath swearing in: The Uttar Pradesh chief minister took oath along with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, who were picked as deputy chief ministers.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2017 4:56:28 pm
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Yogi Adityanath on Sunday was sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Governor Ram Naik administered the oath of office and secrecy by state at a ceremony in Lucknow’s Kanshiram Smriti Upvan. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also took charge as deputy chief ministers.

Yogi Adityanath swearing-in LIVE UPDATES:

4: 02 pm: Here we see Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav talking with PM Modi.

4:00 pm Swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as CM and ministers of Uttar Pradesh government concludes.

3:33 pm: Former cricketer Mohsin Raza sworn in as Minister of State in Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh Government.

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3:25 pm: Swati Singh taking oath as minister (independent charge) of Uttar Pradesh govt.

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3:20 pm: We are now seeing Bhupendra SIngh Chaudhary, Dharam Singh and Anil Rajbhar taking oath as ministers (independent charge) of UP government.

3:15 pm: Upendra Tiwari, Mahendra Singh is now taking oath.

3:10 pm: Anupama Jaiswal and Suresh Rana take oath as ministers (independent charge) of Uttar Pradesh government.

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3.00 pm: Shrikant Sharma takes oath as cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh government.

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2.49 pm: In the meantime, you can read about Yogi Adityanath political career here.

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2.40 pm: S. P. Singh Baghel and Satyadev Pachauri take oath as a cabinet ministers.

2.37 pm: Dara Singh Chauhan and Dharmpal Singh also took oath as a cabinet ministers of UP government.

2.33 pm: Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the former Congress leader, takes oath as a cabinet minister of the UP government.

2.30 pm: Surya Pratap Shahi and Suresh Khanna also took oath as a cabinet ministers of the state government.

2.29 pm: Swami Prasad Maurya takes oath as a Cabinet Minister of UP government.

2:25 pm: Dinesh Sharma takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

2.22 pm: Keshav Prasad Maurya takes oath as deputy chief minister.

2.18 pm:  Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

2.09 pm: PM Narendra Modi has arrived at Lucknow airport to attend swearing in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath.

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2: 05 pm: Samajwadi Party patriarch and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the attendees. Adityanath will be the 21st CM of UP. The ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

2: 02 pm: Blast from the past: Watch the video when Adiyanath broke into tears in Parliament back in 2007. Watch it here

1: 57 pm: Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has reached Kanshiram Smriti Upvan to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his successor. The Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are also present on stage.

1: 53 pm: In a bid to allay fears about the safety of minority communities, veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi was quoted as saying by ANI “Koi khatra nahi hai, aap aaram se rahiye.”

1: 48 pm: Adityanath’s father says from the very start his son had the aim of serving the people and that he was very happy after he has been announced as the Chief Minister of UP, ANI reports.

1: 35 pm: According to NDTV, the Yogi Adityanath-led government will have 43 cabinet members and the first decision of the state government will be to ban slaughterhouses.

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