In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders, Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for a second term on Friday at the Ekna Stadium in Lucknow. Keshab Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak have also been sworn in as UP Deputy Chief Ministers. According to sources, former deputy CM Dinesh Sharma may be sent to the agency for an important role.
On Thursday, a day before Adityanath was sworn in as chief minister, he demanded the formation of a second government in Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were present at the grand event along with 200 VVIPs and more than 50,000 BJP workers and beneficiaries from across the state.
There are a total of 52 names in the list of new ministers of the Yogi 2.0 government, while the central leadership may add some more.
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As per Prime Minister Modi’s directives, educated and grassroots leaders of different classes and regions will get priority while maintaining regional balance of caste.
UP cabinet ministers
Two Deputy CMs of the government- Keshab Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak.
Ministers: The list of ministers includes Surya Pratap Shahi, Suresh Kumar Khanna, Swatantra Dev Singh, Baby Rani Maurya, Laxmi Narayan Chowdhury, Joybir Singh, Dharmapal Singh, Nanda Gopal ‘Nandi’, Bhupendra Singh Chowdhury, Anil Rajvar, Jitin Prasad, Rakesh Sachan, Arvind Kumar. Sharma, Yogendra Upadhyay, Ashish Patel and Sanjay Nishad.
Minister of State (Independent Responsibility): Nitin Agarwal, Kapil Dev Agarwal, Rabindra Jaiswal, Sandeep Singh, Gulab Devi, Girish Chandra Yadav, Dharmabir Prajapati, Asim Arun, JPS Rathore, Dayashankar Singh, Narendra Kashyap, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Arun Kumar Sr. ” Probably on the list.
Ministers of State: The list may include Mayankeshwar Singh, Dinesh Khatik, Sanjeev Gaur, Baldev Singh Aulakh, Ajit Pal, Yashwant Saini, Ramkesh Nishad, Lal Mannu Kori, Sanjay Gangwar, Brajesh Singh, KP Malik, Suresh Rahi, Somendra Tomar and Anup. Leading ‘Balmiki’, Pratibha Shukla, Rakesh Rathore’s Guru, Rajni Tiwari, Satish Sharma, Danish Azad Ansari and Vijay Lakshmi Gautam.
Who is Brajesh Pathak?
In the March 10 assembly elections, Pathak won the Cantt assembly seat in the capital, Lucknow. Pathak, who defected from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2017 assembly elections, became law minister.
He is now regarded as a powerful leader in the state and a prominent Brahmin face. Many candidates also called Pathak to campaign in the recent assembly elections. He started student politics in 1989 and was president of Lucknow University in 1990.
In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP won 255 seats, while its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Nishad Party won 12 and 6 seats respectively. The BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath has made history with his return, as no other chief minister has been able to repeat a government in the state in 37 years.
The Samajwadi Party won 111 seats, while its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal won 8 seats, and another ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party won 6 seats. The Congress has won two seats and the BSP one. Raghuraj Pratap Singh’s Jansatta Dal Loktantrik Dal got two seats.
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