Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, two Dy CMs elected to Legislative Council

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was on Friday was elected to the Legislative Council.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 08, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, two Dy CMs elected to Legislative Council

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was on Friday was elected to the Legislative Council.

Besides, Yogi Adiyanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma and minister Swatantradev Singh were also elected to the Legislative Council.

They were elected unopposed to the Legislative Council.

Newly-appointed BJP state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, and two other Uttar Pradesh Ministers Swatantra Dev Singh and Mohsin Raza had also filed their nomination papers.

The Uttar Pradesh CM, Sharma and Maurya had filed their nominations on September 5 for the five seats that went to polls.

Adityanath, who took over as the chief minister on March 19, had to become a legislator within six months of assuming office and that deadline expired on September 19. Similarly, Maurya, Sharma, Raza and Singh were not members of either of the two Houses of the state legislature. All of them had to get elected to either the Assembly or the Legislative Council before September 19 in order to continue as ministers.

Adityanath and Maurya are presently members of the Lok Sabha.

By choosing to go to the Upper House, Adityanth joins the list of his predecessors Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, who too were members of the Legislative Council.