Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday surveyed the new BJP government in Uttar Pradesh said his minister led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in at a stadium built when his own government was in power.
The swearing -in ceremony was held at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, which can accommodate 50,000 people.
“Congratulations to the new government as they took the oath at the stadium built by the Samajwadi Party. The oath was not merely to form a government, but also to serve the people in the true sense,” said Mr Yadav, who is also a former Uttar chief minister Pradesh, said in a Hindi tweet, minutes after the grand ceremony ended.
Earlier this week, he chose to step down as an MP after being elected as MLA in the recent Uttar Pradesh elections, shifting his focus massively towards state politics and consolidating his vote bank ahead of the 2024 national elections.
Mr Yadav’s main opponent in the state election, Adityanath was unanimously elected as the party chief of the BJP legislature in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, after which he staked out demands to form a government and then took the oath.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and several Union Ministers were present at the grand ceremony at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. The BJP chief minister ruled the state and party leaders also attended the swearing -in ceremony.
The monk politician will take over the reins of government of the most populous state for the second time in a row after ending his full five -year term – a success that is repeated after 37 years.
The BJP won 255 seats in Uttar Pradesh with its allies in the state also performing well. The chief minister is expected to bring the momentum of the party’s election victory to fulfill election promises and provide further impetus for state development in the second term.