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Hindutva mascot Adityanath is UP chief minister

Keshav Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will be his deputies

Yogi Adityanath, K P Muriya, Dinesh Sharma
BJP's Yogi Adityanath (C) elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party (Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh) K P Muriya (L Deputy CM) and Dinesh Sharma (R Deputy CM) showing victory sign after the meeting in Lucknow

Five-time Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur and the controversial head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, the saffron-clad Yogi Adityanath is set to be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Adityanath, 44, is a firebrand Hindutva leader.  His name has the stamp of approval from the BJP’s ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The new chief minister (CM) and his council of ministers, including two deputy chief ministers — Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma — will be sworn-in by UP Governor Ram Naik on Sunday ...