Yogi Adityanath’s predecessor, Akhilesh Yadav, had kept 50 departments, including home, finance, mining and cooperative, with himself in his first portfolio allocation.
Adityanath has given no indication who his successor will be, and the process of selecting a head priest is time consuming.
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The BJP, he said, had promised sabka saath, sabka vikas.
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The ice between Adityanath and the BJP started melting after the party’s poor showing in 2012 elections.
Adityanath and the others will be sworn in at Lucknow’s Smriti Upvan on Sunday at 2.15 pm
This time, BJP has 101 MLAs who belong to Backward Castes, the party’s largest number of OBC MLAs ever.
Akhilesh raised the demand during his meeting with SP’s newly elected MLAs at the party state headquarters in Lucknow.
This election, BJP won 48 of the 60 seats, SP reducing to 10 and Congress and BSP getting one each.
Party sources said after the massive victory of the BJP, the leadership is in a bit of a confusion in this matter of selecting a Chief Minister.
SP central parliamentary board member and Rajya Sabha MP, Ravi Prakash Verma, said the party will have to make a fresh start
‘No one person is responsible for party’s defeat; poll alliance with Cong over, further tie-up talks later.'
After winning a record 221 seats in 1991, primarily due to the ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ movement, the saffron party’s seat-share had witnessed a steady decline.
AS the trends started showing that BJP was headed for an absolute majority in the elections, party workers at the state headquarters in Lucknow celebrated Holi with saffron colours.
Among these candidates, only Shrikant Sharma has been elected in the current Assembly elections.
Leaders claimed this is the first time that the party has started such preparations before the results are announced.
Only eight of the 40 seats had a lower turnout than in 2012. The steepest drop was 5.1 percentage points, in Marihan of Mirzapur.
60% voting in final phase of UP polls, overall a jump.
In assembly seats across PM’s parliamentary constituency, his party grapples with strong opposition, upset workers and rebels
Wrapping up the campaign with a rally in Rohania, Modi attacked rival parties, telling people not to “waste” their votes on the SP and BSP.
Modi claimed that bright and honest aspirants are denied jobs in UP, while ineligible candidates land the same jobs due to a discriminatory line followed by the state government.
This election season, the EC has already pulled up Manohar Parrikar and Arvind Kejriwal for encouraging voters to accept bribe from rivals but vote for BJP and AAP, respectively.
A former BSP MLC, Vineet has 11 cases registered against him and had surrendered last year in connection with a kidnapping case lodged in 2003.
PM Modi also highlighted the work of BJP-led state governments in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh
The roadshow took a brief pause near Kashi Vishwanath Temple as Modi went in to offer prayers, and wound up near Kaal Bhairav Temple.
Responding to Akhilesh’s demands that the PM explain the work done in the state by the centre, Modi said that a number of projects were started in the temple town.
Most people The Indian Express spoke with in Varanasi, the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency, said they have little to do with these big-ticket issues.
UP polls 2017: Both phases cover 89 seats in eastern UP, a region with a signficant share of Muslim voters.
To encourage more people to step out on voting day, RSS offshoots are holding awareness campaigns in Varanasi.
The BJP holds only 11 of these but gained in 2014 to win 17 of the 18 Lok Sabha seats, the exception being Azamgarh.
Modi said the voters of Uttar Pradesh have already ensured the BJP’s victory in the first five phases and they sill now give surplus votes as “gift and bonus” in the remaining two rounds.
The prime minister is scheduled to address public meetings in Jaunpur, Mirzapur and Varanasi on March 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
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