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Yogi Adityanath takes oath as 22nd CM of UP, PM Modi attends swearing-in

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PM Narendra Modi with Yogi Adityanath, during the latter's swearing-in ceremony as UP CM, at Atal Bihari Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, on Friday. Photo: PTI
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PM Narendra Modi with Yogi Adityanath, during the latter’s swearing-in ceremony as UP CM, at Atal Bihari Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, on Friday. Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Yogi Adityanath on Friday took oath as the 22nd chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of top politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
Adityanath is the first UP CM in 35 years to return to power after trumping anti-incumbency and an aggressive opposition. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by UP Governor Anandiben Patel.
 
Apart from Adityanath, 27 legislators, mostly belonging to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took the oath. While Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak have been made deputy CMs, 16 and 14 legislators were sworn in as cabinet ministers and ministers

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 10:32 PM IST

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