Yogi Adityanath sworn in second time as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

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The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP ) leader  Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the  22nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by the Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel on 25 March 2022. Yogi Aditya nath who was made Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 was sworn in for the second time as the Chief Minister.

  • The swearing in ceremony was held at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana cricket stadium , Lucknow. The ceremony  was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders and Ministers.
  • The swearing-in ceremony was attended by the Chief Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the center . Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ,Assam Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma , Uttarakhand Chief Minister  Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan , Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Das , Manipur Chief Minister  N.Biren Singh, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Karnataka Chief Minister  Basavraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Prema Khandu, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur were present during the ceremony.
  •  52 ministers were sworn in including Brajesh Pathak and Keshav Prasad Maurya as Deputy Chief Minister
  • The BJP won 255 seats in the 403 Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly which went to the polls in 2022. The alliance partner Apna Dal won 12 seats and the NISHAD party won 6. The total seats won by BJP and its alliances are 273.
    The election to constitute the 18th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly was held in seven phases from 10 February to 7 March 2022.

About Yogi Aditya Nath 

  • Yogi Adityanath contested the assembly election from Gorakhpur Urban seat and won it by defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Sabhawati Shukla by a margin of 1,03,390 votes.

  • He is a five time Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur constituencies (in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 )

  • Yogi Adityanath has become the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to return to power after completing a full tenure of five years. 

  • The last chief minister to win consecutive terms in Uttar Pradesh (undivided) was Narayan Dutt Tiwari in 1985. This makes Yogi Adityanath the first chief minister to retain power in 37 years.

  • He was born as Ajay Singh Bisht in Pauri Garhwal in Uttrakhand .

  • In 2014 he became the head mahant of the Gorakhnath Math located  in Gorakhpur  after the death of mahant  Aavaidyanath. 

  • The first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was Gobind Ballabh Pant (1950-1952) of the Congress party. 

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