Guwahati: A day after BJP registered a stupendous victory in the Uttar Pradesh election, sources told Republic TV that Yogi Adityanath will take oath as the Chief Minister before Holi. As per sources, his oath-taking ceremony is likely to take place on March 14 or 15.
PM Modi, top BJP leaders and CMs of other NDA-ruled states will also be in attendance, sources revealed. While he is not traveling to the national capital today contrary to speculation, Yogi Adityanath will meet his ministerial colleagues at 5 p.m. at his Lucknow residence.
Yogi Adityanath broke a 37-year-old jinx by securing a second term as the CM in UP. Despite a rise in its vote share from 39.67% to 41.29%, BJP bagged 255 seats. With Apna Dal (S) and NISHAD party winning 12 and 6 seats each, the BJP-led alliance has 273 seats in the 403-member Assembly.
During his victory speech on Thursday, Yogi Adityanath thanked PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda and highlighted that there was a clear mandate for development in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Lashing out at the opposition, he opined, “When we were fighting COVID-19, they (Opposition) were conspiring against us…By making us win people have rejected dynasty politics and paved the way for nationalism, good governance. It’s our responsibility to continue working on these issues”. The UP CM himself won from Gorakhpur Urban by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.”