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Yogi Adiyanath begins UP CM innings with a pledge to work 'without discrimination', asks colleagues to avoid brash talk

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:33
Yogi Adiyanath begins UP CM innings with a pledge to work 'without discrimination', asks colleagues to avoid brash talk

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath, who was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister on Sunday, said that strengthening law and order situation in the state will be among his top priorities.

Adityanath, who was sworn-in along with two deputy chief ministers and 44 other ministers, also termed the BJP's massive win in the UP assembly elections a "big mandate for 'vikas' (development) and 'sushashan' (good governance)." 

The priest-politician, accused by critics of being a polarising leader, said his government "will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination." 

He would work he said to fulfil all promises made by the BJP in its vision document ahead of the elections.

Later addressing party colleagues, Yogi asked them not to make any brash or thoughtless comments, and advised them to declare their known sources of income within a fortnight.

The 46-member Yogi ministry, including the two deputy CMs, consists of 23 "forward" castes, 14 OBCs and five Dalits. 

It has one Muslim and one Sikh member each. 

Adityanath Yogi, as he called himself while taking oath, was the first to be sworn in as UP's 19th CM and at 44, he's the second youngest after Akhilesh Yadav in 2012.

First Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:48

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