Talking to media persons, Shrikant Sharma and Siddharth Nath Singh-designated by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to brief the media over the Cabinet meeting-said the CM asked all ministers to disclose their incomes within the next 15 days and submit the details to the CM secretariat and the BJP office.
On the hardliner BJP leader Yogi Adityanath becoming the UP chief minister, Pawar expressed fear that communal politics may take precedence in the northern state.
"There will be no discrimination in Uttar Pradesh under me", Adityanath added. So was his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, also a former UP chief minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, many union ministers and BJP chief ministers and also thousands of people at the 96-acre Smriti Upwan complex in Lucknow.
"Our government is committed to realise Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's dream of antodaya", he said. "Modiji will take development and nationalism together hand in hand", said Uma Bharti, senior BJP leader and union minister, like Yogi Adityanath a saffron-robed Hindutva face of the party.
The oath ceremony was taking place with the presence of numerous eminent guests, which included LK Advani, Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers from various other states.
In 2015, Adityanath's comments yet again led to public outrage when he said that those who oppose "surya namaskar" are free to leave India.
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Now this is seen as clear domination of Narendra Modi who shattered all the three parties - SP, Congress and BSP . Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said, "It is a monumental setback.
Adityanath assured that their government would also work towards the betterment of the law and order situation in the state.
Swapan Dasgupta, a right-leaning commentator, said Adityanath was associated with "a certain brand of militant Hindu assertion" but that he was also "one of the most charismatic and captivating politicians in Uttar Pradesh".
Besides the two deputy CMs, the cabinet includes 22 ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 13 ministers of state.
There can be no other possible explanation for the appointment of Hindutva ideologue Yogi Adityanath as CM of India's most populous state. "We want to serve UP's youth and create opportunities for them", he tweeted.
In his official chamber, Yogi had a meeting with Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Law and Order Devashish Panda.
It was a landslide victory for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh-they did it in 2014 general assembly elections and repeated the thunderous wave in 2017 by winning a whopping 312 seats in the 403-seat state.