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Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

19 March, 2017 9:14 AM
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Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma take oath as Deputy Chief Ministers.

Yogi Adityanath, the controversial hardline advocate of Hindutva, took over as the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Two Deputy Chief Ministers — Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya — and 47 Ministers were sworn in.

DharmSingh Saini, MLA from Nakud in Saharanpur. Former BSP minister. Defeated Congress strongman Imran Masood. Is an OBC.

Swati Singh, debutant MLA from Sarojini Nagar in Lucknow, wife of Daya Shankar Singh who made sexist remarks on Mayawati. Thakur by caste. Defeated Anurag Yadav, nephew of Mulayam Singh.

Neelkanth Tiwari: MLA from Varanasi South. Modi held road show in his constituency. First-time legislator and advocate by profession.

Mohsin Raza: Shia Muslim former cricketer from Lucknow. Not member of any house. BJP spokesperson on TV channels.

Sandeep Singh: grandson of Kalyan Singh, MLA from Atrauli, only 26 years old. Youngest minister, Lodh by caste (OBC)

Suresh Pasi: Dalit, winner from Jagdishpur in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha seat.

3.40 p.m.: Oath taking ceremony comes to an end with the National Anthem. PM Modi, Amit Shah congratulate the UP BJP leaders.

3.30 p.m.: Girish Chandra Yadav, Baldev Dholak, Mannu Kori Manoharlal, Sandeep Singh, Suresh Parsi take oath as ministers.

3.20 p.m.: Gulabdevi, Jai Prakash Nishad, Archana Pandey, Jai Kumar Singh Jackie, Atul Garg, Ranavendra Pratap Singh Dhunni Bhaiya, Neelkhant Tiwari, Mousim Raza take oath as ministers (independent charge) of UP govt.

3.01 p.m.: Anugma Jaiswal, Suresh Rana, Upendra Tiwari, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Singh, Swatantradev Singh, Bhupendra Singh Choudhury, Dharam Singh Saini, Anil Rajbhar, Swati Singh take oath as ministers (independent charge).

2.55 p.m.: Rajendra Pratap Singh Moti Singh, Sindharthnath Singh, Mukut Bihari Verma, Ashutosh Tandon, Nand Kumar Nandi take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

* Siddharth Nath Singh is an MLA from Allahabad West. National secretary of BJP.

* Ashutosh Tandon, son of former MP Lalji Tandon. He is MLA from Lucknow East.

* Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi is an MLA from Allahabad. Former BSP minster and Congress Lok Sabha candidate.

2.45 p.m.: Jai Pratap Singh, Om Prakash Rajbhar, Brijesh Pathak, Lakshmi Narayan Choudhury, Chetan Chauhan, Shrikant Sharma take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

* Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of SBSP, BJP's ally, MLA from Zahoorabad in Ghazipur.

* Chetan Chauhan, former cricketer in Indian team, two-time MP from Amroha.

2.35 p.m.: Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Dhara Singh Chouhan, Dharampal Singh, S.P. Singh Baghel, Satyadev Pachauri, Ramapati Shastry take oath as Cabinet ministers.

* Rita Bahuguna Joshi is former UP Congress president and MLA from Lucknow Cantonment. Daughter of Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, former UP CM.

* Baghel, BJP's backward morcha president, a Dalit, MLA from Tundla in Firozabad.

* Ramapati Shastri, former minister in BJP govt. MLA from Mankapur in Gonda.

2.25 p.m.: Surya Pratap Shahi, Suresh Khanna, Swami Prasad Maurya, Satish Mahana, Rajesh Agarwal take oath as Cabinet Ministers of Uttar Pradesh.

* Surya Pratap Shahi is former UP BJP president and former minister under Kalyan Singh regime.

* Swami Prasad Maurya rebelled from BSP, is former leader of opposition.

* Satish Mahana, senior MLA from Kanpur, a former minister, he is a Punjabi.

* Rajesh Agarwal, a two-time MLA from Bareilly cantonment, first-time minister.

2.20 p.m.: Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma take oath as CM's Deputies.

2.19 p.m.: PM Narendra Modi, L.K. Advani and other leaders congratulate Yogi.

2.15 p.m.: Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

2.12 p.m.: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Chhattisgarh CM R. Singh, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj S. Chouhan & Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu attend the swearing-in.

2.10 p.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Lucknow for the oath-taking ceremony.

1.35 p.m.: Swati Singh, MLA from Sarojini Nagar and wife of Dayashankar Singh, will be a Minister of State in the Yogi Adityanath Ministry. Five other women will be there in the Ministry.

1.30 p.m.: Dharmpal Singh, Ashutosh Tandon, Brijesh Pathak, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Ramapati Shastri, Mukut Bihari Verma, Satish Mahana, Satyadev Pachauri, Jai Prakash Singh, Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan, Surya Pratap Shahi, Siddharthnath Singh, Nand Gopal Gupta "Nandi", Om Prakash Rajbhar and Rajendra Pratap Singh will be among the Cabinet Ministers.

1.25 p.m.: Our Lucknow corespondent Omar Rashid reports: Mohsin Raza, a Muslim cricketer from Lucknow will be a Minister in Yogi Adityanath’s Council of Ministers. He is a Shia and has played Ranji matches. He appears as BJP spokesperson on TV debates.

1.20 p.m.: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, IANS reports quoting officials. State’s Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, Director-General of Police Javeed Ahmad along with other senior officials have visited the venue, Smriti Upvan Park, to take stock of the preparations and security arrangements.

Mr. Adityanath has also visited the venue in the morning escorted by the BJP’s U.P. General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak.

The swearing-in ceremony is taking place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, a host of Union Ministers and senior party leaders.

Hundreds of Adityanath supporters from all across the State have reached Lucknow to attend the ceremony.

Source: thehindu.com

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