During his first visit to his constituency in Gorakhpur after becoming the CM of UP, Yogi urged all Bharatiya Janata Party office bearers and public representatives not to undertake contractual work.
Hindutva unmasked: Yogi Adityanath, BJP’s most strident face, will be its chief minister in UP. This is how the Dawn newspaper in Pakistan reported the appointment of Yogi as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The Dawn, however, used a report that appeared in the Scroll and retained the headline too.
On Saturday, almost all in the media had declared that Manoj Sinha would be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Union minister even gave several indications when he visited two major temples on Saturday morning.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party sources say the name of Sinha stopped doing the rounds on Wednesday itself.
In the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has sent out a loud message to the voters that it wants to pursue the winning formula of Hindutva and development.
The caste equations also add up in this appointment for the BJP. Yogi is a Thakur and his deputies Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma belong to the OBC and Brahmin communities respectively.
These are the factors that worked for Yogi Adityanath who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh at 2.15 pm on Sunday.
Mahanth Yogi Adityanath has been appointed as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Born Ajay Singh on June 5 1972, Adityanath is a five-time member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath is the mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt.
The supporters of Yogi Adityanath, senior BJP leader are also staging a demonstration that he be made the CM.
Modi has sprung many such surprises in the past, as well in the appointment of chief ministers in Haryana and Uttarkhand.
“All that you are reading in the media about the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister is just speculation. Wait till 4 pm and you will get to know who the next chief minister of UP is,” Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu told media persons at a press conference.
The front-runner to the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Manoj Sinha offered prayers at a temple in Varanasi, early Saturday morning. He was seen offering prayers at the Kaal Bhairav Mandir at Varanasi.
He will head to Lucknow later during the day.