Lucknow, Mar 19 : Five times BJP parliamentarian, Yogi Adityanath, took oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit shah on Sunday.
BJPs UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow Mayor for several years Dinesh Sharma took oath as the deputy CM of the state.
With Adityanath, his Cabinet members also took oath in Lucknow.
Five times MP of BJP from Gorakhpur constituency in UP, Adityanath was an unanimous choice for the post of the leader of the state legislature at a parliamentary meet of the partys state unit.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu who presided over the meet named Adityanath as the new CM of UP.
On being chosen for the Chief Ministerial post, Adityanath had said: I want to thank BJP for trusting me and also grateful to the Governor for inviting us to form the government.
Adityanath, a fire brand of Hindutva (Hinduism), was often seen to be landing up in controversies for his attacks on Muslim community.
Highlighting the idea of development, Adityanath on Saturday said: We will take UP forward with Prime Ministers Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas (Development for all).
Apart from good governance, the would-be CM of UP ensured that the BJP led government will improve the law and order situation.
BJP during the election campaign in 2017 criticised the former Samajwadi Party led government for poor law and order in Uttar Pradesh.