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Modi BJP picks firebrand to head India's Uttar Pradesh

Modi BJP picks firebrand to head India's Uttar Pradesh

The choice as Uttar Pradesh chief minister of Yogi Adityanath, a firebrand Hindu ascetic with a history of agitation against minority Muslims, stunned observers who said it marked a departure from the platform of development for all on which Modi rose to national power in 2014. He has been succeeded by Yogi Adityanath also from the same community. All of them have been made cabinet ministers.Former minister in BSP government Dharam Singh Saini has become a minister of state.

Yogi Adityanath Ministry has a fair share of the turncoats who have found berth in his Cabinet. former Opposition Leader and leader BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya and former state Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers.

"Disturbance shouldn't be created in the name of celebrations", Chief Minister designate Yogi Adityanath said to them. The oath taking ceremony of Yogi was to take place at 2:15 IST today.

Outgoing chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav also attended the function.The Adityanath government has a total of 24 cabinet ministers, including two deputy CMs, nine MoS (independent charge) and 13 ministers of state.

While a host of criticisms have been pouring in over the latest development, check out some of the funniest memes on Twitter, comparing Yogi Adityanath with Vin.

Announcing the decision after a meeting of legislators in Lucknow, Union Urban Development Minister and Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the UP result was a "watershed moment" in the history of BJP. "But it is evident that the BJP wants to pursue a strong Hindutva line in Uttar Pradesh".

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls seems to have instilled in the saffron party renewed hubris.

Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party could manage to get only 19 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

As for himself, Mr Adityanath has several criminal cases against him, including charges of attempted murder and inciting riots.

A hardline Hindu religious leader was sworn in on Sunday as head of India's most populous and politically significant northern Uttar Pradesh state. "Such a man is going to be the Chief Minister - it is a sad day for Uttar Pradesh and a sadder day for India", Karat said.

"Investment will be promoted for industrial development and it will be done for economic development", Adityanath added.


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