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Yogi Adityanath to take oath as UP CM today, PM Modi to attend ceremony

ANI  |  Lucknow [India] 

(BJP) leader will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of today, as governor Ram Naik will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Adityanath and his Cabinet at a function in Lucknow's Kanshiram memorial ground in the afternoon.

State President Keshav Prasad Maurya and the party's Vice-President Sharma will be the Deputy Chief Ministers. Prime Minister Modi, Party President and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled States will attend the ceremony.

Yogi Aditya Nath, a five-time MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected Legislature Party leader at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in last evening. He, later, the Governor and staked claim to form the in the state.

Talking to reporters at Raj Bhavan, he said, he would follow Prime Minister Modi's slogan 'Sab ka saath, Sab ka vikas' and ensure all round development of 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 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, had bagged 312 seats, and its allies 13, taking the alliance's tally to 325 in the 403-member Assembly.

Meanwhile, Adityanath has called on his followers and admirers to maintain law and order during their celebrations, while giving full freedom to the state police to take action on those who create ruckus.

"There should be no chaos in the name of celebrations. Police must deal swiftly and firmly with miscreants," he said.

Following the Chief Minister designate's orders, all the District Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have been called to ensure law and order is maintained.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 07:57 IST
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