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In the wake of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath's ascension to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday asserted there was no danger for any minority community under the former's rule.
"Koi khatra nahi hai, aap aaram se rahiye. (There is no danger; all will feel comfortable under his rule) That is my surety," he said.
Joshi further asserted the people of the state would see development in his constituency.
"Yogi Adityanath has brought a lot of development in his constituency. Be it schools or hospitals, he had made them all for the poor. I'm sure he will take up on the path of development for the state," he said.
Yogi Adityanath, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in Lucknow last evening. He, later, met the Governor and staked claim to form the government in the state.
Senior party leader and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was the central observer at the Legislature Party meeting, said it was a watershed moment for the BJP and it has become a common man's party. He said, the mandate is for development, and against corruption and black money.
In the recently held polls in the state, BJP had bagged 312 seats, and its allies 13, taking the alliance's tally to 325 in the 403-member Assembly.
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