Yogi Adityanath invites Akhilesh, Mayawati in swearing ceremony

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh’s nominated Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will take oath in a grand ceremony at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow, which is expected to be attended by several dignitaries. The BJP legislature party elected Yogi Adityanath as its leader at a party meeting earlier in the day, following which the chief ministerial candidate met the governor to stake claim to form the next government in the state.

Invitations have been sent to Chief Ministers, Union Ministers, Ministers of other states and industrialists.

Yogi Adityanath has personally invited former UP chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati.

Invitations have been sent to the Chief Ministers of other BJP-ruled states, Pushkar Singh Dhami and Basavaraj Bommai. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is also likely to attend the function.

Former Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand – Raman Singh and Raghubar Das have also been invited.

Union Ministers Amit Shah, Anurag Thakur, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Narendra Singh Tomar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Bhupendra Yadav, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Smriti Irani, Hardeep Singh Puri, Annapurna Yadav and Shobha Karanjale are expected to join have hope.

Industrialists Kumar Mangalam Birla and Anand Mahindra are likely to be present at the function.

In Uttar Pradesh, all roads lead to Lucknow. The capital has been draped in orange color ahead of Yogi Adityanath’s swearing-in tomorrow. The BJP has created history in this election – becoming the first party in nearly four decades to win consecutive power in Uttar Pradesh.

Squares and streets are lined with posters, banners and flags, which have been covered with saffron cloth. The city has lit up.

At Ikana Stadium, state-of-the-art hospitals with beds and oxygen concentrators have been built and more than 100 ambulances have been kept on standby to deal with any medical crisis. Teams of doctors have also been deployed to treat the dignitaries in case of emergency.

Entry will be restricted for those who pass to attend the ceremony. For all others, the huge LED screens are set right outside.

The Bharatiya Janata Party won a thumping majority in the state with 255 seats out of 403. Its allies have added 18 more seats to its tally.

(with agency input)