Gorakhpur immerses in celebration as Yogi Adityanath announced as UP CM
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 18 (ANI): As the five-time MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath is set to take oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister tomorrow, the city seems to be rejoicing at the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) announcement.
Welcoming the decision, supporters in Gorakhpur rejoiced and burst crackers, expressing their happiness and excitement over the same.
Supporters in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi could not contain their excitement and celebrated it with 'dhol-baaje'.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh congratulated Yogi Adityanath,saying that he hopes under him Uttar Pradesh would reach new heights of development.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the oath taking ceremony would take place at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow in the state in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.
Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma have been appointed as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the state.
Being the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26, Yogi Adityanath's real name is Ajay Singh Bisht.
Currently, Adityanath serves as the Mahant of Guru Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of Mahanth Aavaidyanath on September 12, 2014.
The other contenders in the race were Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Manoj Sinha, BJP leader Shrikant Sharma and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)