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VHP congratulates Yogi Adityanath on becoming UP CM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) today congratulated on becoming Chief Minister of and hoped that its longstanding demand for a Ram temple in Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon.

VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who also congratulated Keshav Prasad Maurya and Sharma for becoming deputy chief ministers, said will become an "Uttam" (best) state under Adityanath's leadership.

"We hope and have full faith that now to build of our own Mahant Avaidyanath, the new CM will work tirelessly. where Hindus will be always safe and prosperous. Our support was always with him and will be there.

"We hope and have full faith that under the new leadership in UP government, Bhagwan Ram will very soon get a grand temple at Ayodhya and all promises to Hindus, pending for years, would be fulfilled soon," Togadia said.

Priest-turned-politician and controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, 44-year-old Adityanath was today sworn in as the 21st chief minister of and the fourth from the BJP, ending a 15-year hiatus for the saffron party.

BJP state unit chief Maurya and party's national vice president Sharma were sworn in as cabinet ministers by Governor Ram Naik.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 16:57 IST