Yogi Adityanath will be new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has been elected BJP legislature party leader.
Newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in Uttar Pradesh today elected Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adiyanath as their legislature party leader at a meeting in Lucknow.
His name was unanimously decided as leader of the state legislature party in the meeting of newly elected MLAs held at Lok Bhawan a short while ago. Both the central observers of the party, senior party leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupender Yadav were present at the meeting.
Yogi Aditya Nath was elected to the Lok Sabha first time in 1998 from Gorakhpur in the age of 26 years. His real name is Ajay Singh Bisht and he is science graduate from Garhwal University. Born in 1972 in a village in Uttarakhand, he belongs to famous religious centre Goraksh Nath math based at Gorakhpur.
UP BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya and Party`s national vice president Dinesh Sharma will be Dy CM in new cabinet. Bharatiya Janata Party-lead new Cabinet will sworn in tomorrow. Swearing-in function will be held at Kanshiram memorial ground in the afternoon.
Announcing the decision of Yogi’s election, senior BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that this was a watershed moment for BJP and it has become a common man’s party. He said, UP message is very clear and it is that country wants to move with Prime Minister Modi. He said that mandate is for development, and against corruption and black money. This mandate is against caste politics, religous politics and vote bank politics, he said, noting that all the five regions in UP and all communities had overwhelmingly voted for the party
The decision was taken a week after the party won 312 seats, while its allies 13 seats, taking the alliance’s tally to whopping 325 in the 403-member assembly.
The name of Yogi Adityanath, also head priest of the Gorakhnath temple in eastern UP, began to do the rounds as a possible candidate only on Saturday afternoon. As his supporters raised slogans in Lucknow this morning to demand that Yogi Adityanath be made Chief Minister, the lawmaker flew down to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and returned to Lucknow on a chartered flight along with the party’s UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.