Free Press Journal

Confirmed: Yogi Adityanath to be Uttar Pradesh CM


After many speculations Uttar Pradesh CM will be Yogi Adityanath, the drama came to an end after the meeting which was held at Lucknow and many VVIPs attended it to announce a name. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav were also be present at the meeting as party’s central observers.

Yogi is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament who has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) since 1998. Adityanath is the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of his spiritual “father,” Mahant Avaidyanath in September 2014. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a social, cultural and nationalist group of youth who seek to provide rightist Hindu platform.

He has been linked to many controversies but apart from that he will be the CM of Uttar Pradesh , The swearing-in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will be held at the Kanshiram memorial ground tomorrow. Prime Minister Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah will also attend the ceremony. The BJP marked an astounding victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by winning 324 seats out of 403, thus dislodging the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) from power.