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It's official! Yogi Adityanath to be next UP CM

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Putting an end to all speculations, the (BJP) on Saturday named its senior party leader as the next Chief Minister.

He will take over as the 32nd state Chief Minister.

Supporters of Adityanath were seen shouting 'Yogi,Yogi' outside Lok Bhawan in the state capital.

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

Adityanath, a five-time MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, was the youngest member of the 12th 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 chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Manoj Sinha, leader Shrikant Sharma and Union Home Minister

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 18:51 IST