Uttar Pradesh CM Announcement: Yogi Adityanath Sets Out to Meet Governor | March 19, 2017, 12:05 AM IST
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Ending the suspense, the BJP has picked Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The state will also have two deputy CMs — Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma.

As it happened.

Mar 18, 2017 7:31 pm (IST)

Yogi, along with Naidu, leaves for Governor house. To stake claim to form the government

Mar 18, 2017 7:24 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath has sent invite to all BJP CMs for oath taking ceremony tomorrow at 2:15 PM

Mar 18, 2017 7:21 pm (IST)

Party leaders at the meeting unanimously supported Yogi Adityanath as UP CM: Venkaiah Naidu

Mar 18, 2017 7:19 pm (IST)

Swearing-in at 2:15 PM tomorrow to be attended by PM Modi and Amit Shah

Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm (IST)

Yogi pitched the idea for two deputy CMs: Naidu

Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm (IST)

The party parliamentary board sent me and Bhupendra Yadav as observers. We spoke to all the MLAs about their choice: Naidu

Mar 18, 2017 7:09 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath was the first choice for BJP: Sangeet Som

Mar 18, 2017 7:09 pm (IST)

UP is a big state that's why two deputy CMs chosen: Sangeet Som

Mar 18, 2017 7:02 pm (IST)

We hope that Yogi Adityanath will change and transform himself to do well: Naresh Aggarwal, SP

Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm (IST)

BJP springs a big saffron surprise by naming Yogi Adityanath as UP Chief Minister

Mar 18, 2017 6:48 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath's name was proposed by voice vote

Mar 18, 2017 6:47 pm (IST)

Keshav Maurya and Dinesh Maurya made deputy chief ministers

Mar 18, 2017 6:45 pm (IST)

Heavily garlanded Yogi Adityanath flashes the victory sign 

Mar 18, 2017 6:39 pm (IST)

PM Modi gave the green signal to Yogi Adityanath's name

Mar 18, 2017 6:34 pm (IST)

I am happy for his achievement: Yogi's Father

Mar 18, 2017 6:26 pm (IST)

BJP's big saffron surprise is Yogi Adityanath as CM designate for Uttar Pradesh

Mar 18, 2017 6:12 pm (IST)

The swearing in ceremony of new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will be held tomorrow

Mar 18, 2017 6:07 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath's name announced in the BJP legislature party meet: ETV

Mar 18, 2017 6:05 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath is the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, ETV reports

Mar 18, 2017 5:57 pm (IST)

Supporters of Yogi Adityanath chant "Yogi, Yogi"

Mar 18, 2017 5:47 pm (IST)

BJP keeps the suspense going. The meeting to decide the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is on

Mar 18, 2017 5:43 pm (IST)

Keshav Prasad Maurya will announce the name of the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

Mar 18, 2017 5:38 pm (IST)

There will be one Chief Minister and two Deputy Chief Ministers: Sources

Mar 18, 2017 5:34 pm (IST)

The BJP legislature party meeting to pick the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is underway

Mar 18, 2017 5:33 pm (IST)

Adityanath is the founder of Hindu Yuva Vahini

Mar 18, 2017 5:32 pm (IST)

Adityanath is a six-time MP from Gorakhpur

Mar 18, 2017 5:30 pm (IST)

Adiyanath at the BJP legislature party meet. It is a big hint at him having made a strong pitch for himself

Mar 18, 2017 5:28 pm (IST)

Leaders arrive for the BJP legislature party meeting 

Mar 18, 2017 5:27 pm (IST)

Crowd rooting for Adityanath with  "Yogi, Yogi"

Mar 18, 2017 5:24 pm (IST)

BJP leaders Yogi Adityanath, Bhupendra Yadav, Om Mathur, KP Maurya and Sunil Bansal held a separate meeting, ahead of BJP MLAs meet

Mar 18, 2017 5:21 pm (IST)

The BJP legislature meeting is a few minutes away

Mar 18, 2017 5:18 pm (IST)

Senior BJP leader and Minister Kalraj Mishra is also in Lucknow

Mar 18, 2017 5:09 pm (IST)

Venkaiah Naidu is currently meeting Maurya, Adityanath, and Anupriya Patel at VVIP guesthouse

Mar 18, 2017 5:07 pm (IST)

BJP legislature party yet to begin, wait is on for central observers and leaders like Keshav Maurya and Adityanath

Mar 18, 2017 5:01 pm (IST)

So, the names floated in the last one hour include Union minister Manoj Sinha, senior BJP leader Swatantra Dev Singh and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath 

Mar 18, 2017 4:55 pm (IST)

Yogi, Maurya met BJP observers for UP: Sources

Mar 18, 2017 4:52 pm (IST)

Yogi Adityanath was called to Lucknow on a special plane, he came along with Keshav Maurya: Sources

Mar 18, 2017 4:39 pm (IST)

Now, Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath emerges front-runner, say sources  

Mar 18, 2017 4:34 pm (IST)

Sources say the state is likely to have two deputy chief ministers

Mar 18, 2017 4:21 pm (IST)

BJP's UP state chief Keshav Prasad Maurya arrives for the legislature party meet in Lucknow

Mar 18, 2017 4:11 pm (IST)

Sources say Swatantra Dev Singh is the party’s Kurmi caste face in UP and the general secretary of the party’s state unit 

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm (IST)

Twist in the tale as BJP MLC Swatantra Dev Singh entered CM's race in Uttar Pradesh. say sources

Mar 18, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Ahead of crucial BJP’s Legislature Party meet in Lucknow, Manoj Sinha - a frontrunner for the post of BJP's Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh – leaves for Delhi from Varanasi. Legislature Party meet is scheduled at 5 PM and it was called to decide the next CM of Uttar Pradesh. Hours before the meeting, Sinha’s leaving for Delhi has further deepens the suspense.


Mar 18, 2017 3:33 pm (IST)

BJP Leaders Yashpal Arya, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Rekha Arya, Dhan Singh Rawat sworn in as ministers in Uttarakhand.

Mar 18, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 3:13 pm (IST)

MLA from Haridwar Madan Kaushik sworn in as minister

Mar 18, 2017 3:12 pm (IST)

MLA from Pithoragarh Prakash Pant and Harak Singh Rawat sworn in as ministers. 

Mar 18, 2017 3:10 pm (IST)

Uttarakhand: Spiritual guru-turned-politician Satpal Maharaj sworn in as minister

Mar 18, 2017 3:06 pm (IST)

Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister.

Mar 18, 2017 3:03 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the venue to attend Trivendra Singh Rawat’s oath taking ceremony.

Mar 18, 2017 3:02 pm (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 2:59 pm (IST)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national president Amit Shah reaches Uttarakhand to attend Trivendra Singh Rawat’s oath taking ceremony as the Chief Minister of state.

Mar 18, 2017 2:52 pm (IST)

Trivendra Singh Rawat to take oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister shortly, Harish Rawat also present.

Mar 18, 2017 2:32 pm (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 2:32 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Dehradun to attend swearing-in-ceremony of Trivendra Singh Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Mar 18, 2017 1:21 pm (IST)

I work hard for the people of Uttarakhand and development will be on top of my agenda, CM designate Trivendra Singh Rawat said.

Mar 18, 2017 1:04 pm (IST)

Prakash Pant, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Arya, Subodh Uniyal and Rekha Arya among MLAs who will take oath as ministers today in Uttarakhand.

Mar 18, 2017 12:56 pm (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 12:53 pm (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 12:08 pm (IST)

I appeal my supporters to follow the party orders whatever it may be: Keshav Prasad Maurya

Mar 18, 2017 11:42 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 11:42 am (IST)

I am not in race for CM post in UP. Legislature party and Parliamentary board will decide the deserving candidate. Section of media unnecessarily speculating that I am the frontrunner for the post: Manoj Sinha

Mar 18, 2017 11:36 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya's supporters stage demonstration demanding that Maurya be made the Chief Minister.

Mar 18, 2017 11:31 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Lucknow to hold meeting with BJP MLAs today.

Mar 18, 2017 11:10 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 9:56 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 9:55 am (IST)

All media reports are pure speculative, today evening we will be meeting the MLAs and then we will decide: Venkaiah Naidu on UP CM

Mar 18, 2017 9:55 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 9:54 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 9:53 am (IST)

Mar 18, 2017 9:51 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: Central observers - Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav -- will be present at the meeting to elect UP chief minister.

Mar 18, 2017 9:51 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: The legislature party meeting will be held today at Lok Bhawan the newly constructed Chief Minster's office located adjacent to the UP BJP office.

Mar 18, 2017 9:50 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh along with his Cabinet colleagues would take oath on March 19 at 5.00 PM at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan - Governor Ram Naik said in a statement in Lucknow.

Mar 18, 2017 9:50 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister Manoj Sinha prays at Varanasi's Kaal Bhairav Mandir. His name is likely to be announced today as next Chief Minister.

Mar 18, 2017 9:49 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: "Naa mujhe kisi race kaa pata hai, naa main kisi race main hun (neither do I know about any race, nor am I in any race)," Manoj Sinha had said when asked if he was in the race to become the chief minister of UP.

Mar 18, 2017 9:49 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh: Suspense remained on BJP's chief ministerial pick in Uttar Pradesh as newly-elected MLAs were all set to meet today to elect the leader, with Union Minister Manoj Sinha among the front runners.

Mar 18, 2017 9:48 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: Shyam Jaju, BJP Uttarakhand in-charge, informed that PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Trivendra Rawat.

Mar 18, 2017 9:48 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: Rawat’s organisational skills were put to test in Jharkhand where he came out with flying colours, guiding the BJP to a resounding electoral victory in the assembly polls in 2014 as party in-charge.

Mar 18, 2017 9:48 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat is an RSS veteran, since 1979. He did his post-graduation in journalism. He was appointed as an Uttarakhand organisational secretary for five years in 1970. Rawat also served as state cabinet minister in 2007 under BC Khanduri.

Mar 18, 2017 9:47 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: BJP won 56 of the 70 seats in the state to storm to power, reducing Congress to a minuscule minority in the state Assembly with a poor tally of 11 seats.

Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: The CM designate Trivendra Singh Rawat already met Governor KK Paul and claimed the support of 57 MLAs to form government.

Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: The party elected him as the leader of the BJP legislature party and he will take oath on today at the Parade ground in Dehradun.

Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am (IST)

Uttarakhand: The BJP has named Trivendra Singh Rawat as its chief minister designate in the hill state.

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