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Yogi Adityanath To Take Oath As UP CM For Second Term Today

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By: Pramod Kumar Singh
Updated: March 24, 2022 15:59
CM-designate Yogi Adityanath met Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow on Thursday.
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LUCKNOW: Yogi Adityanath will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for second time in a grand ceremony at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states and senior BJP leaders are expected to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

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Yogi was formally elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party at a meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP’s observer for Uttar Pradesh and co-observer & former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on Thursday.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday night. (TNI photo)

 

Later in the evening, he met Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form a BJP-led government in the state. He handed over a support letter signed by 274 MLAs to the Governor, BJP office bearers said.

Addressing the newly-elected BJP legislators, Shah said that the monk-politician steadfastly stood by
PM Narendra Modi’s welfare plan.

In the assembly elections held in February-March, the BJP returned to power with a thumping majority of 255 seats in the 304-strong Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Yogi Adityanath, who contested the assembly poll for the first time, emerged victorious from Gorkhanpur Urban seat.

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