Firebrand Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The oath taking ceremony was held at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan in Lucknow. Along with the chief minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma took oath as Deputy Chief ministers of the state. Besides, 23 other Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders took oath as cabinet ministers.
The newly elected UP Chief Minister held his first press conference after taking oath.
Here are the highlights:
6:50 pm: Will work to improve law and order of the state and will fulfill all the promises we have made to the people of the state: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
6:49 pm: The government will work towards youth employment in the state. will surely work to improve job crisis. We will work for all section of society without any partiality, for this administration will be made accountable and answerable: Yogi Adityanath
6:48 pm: The government will work towards women safety and equal opportunities for women: Uttar Pradesh CM
6:47: In 15 years, Uttar Pradesh has been left behind in all respects. Past governments have hurt state’s growth. Will take UP on path of growth and will work for the welfare of people, says Yogi Adityanath.
6:46 pm: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addressing a press conference in Lucknow, UP.