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Big challenge before Adityanath to fulfil commitments made by central leadership: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Hours after was named as the Chief Minister, the Party said it would be a challenge for the former to fulfil the commitments which were made by Prime Minister Modi during the elections campaigning.

"I just want to say that (BJP) leadership had assured the people of the state and the country as well that they will give most efficient administration to Uttar Pradesh, they will bring development to the state and there will be no discrimination against the people. These three things BJP leadership will have to fulfil and there is clear doubt on this. The challenge before is to remove this suspicion of the people and to fulfil the commitments which the central leadership has done," leader Rajeev Shukla told ANI.

Echoing same views, another leader Meem Afzal cornered the saffron party over its development agenda.

"Prime Minister Modi had pitched for development agenda during the elections rally but if we look into the track record of then it can be clearly predicted that BJP would work for its political agenda rather than development," Afzal told ANI.

Putting an end to all speculations, the BJP named Yogi Adityanath as the next Chief Minister while Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma has been appointed as the deputy chief ministers of the state.

Meanwhile Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the oath taking ceremony would take place at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow in in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and BHP president Amit Shah.

Adityanath had flown to New Delhi earlier this morning to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Adityanath, a five-time MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26.

Currently, Adityanath serves as the Mahant of Guru Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of Mahanth Aavaidyanath on September 12, 2014.

The other contenders in the race were Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Manoj Sinha, BJP leader Shrikant Sharma and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:17 IST