New BJP government in Uttar Pradesh likely on Sunday

The swearing in of a new BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will most likely take place on Sunday, party sources said on Friday.

Published: 17th March 2017 03:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 03:11 PM   |  A+A-

BJP_supporters2_AP

File photo for representational purpose | PTI

By IANS

LUCKNOW: The swearing in of a new BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will most likely take place on Sunday, party sources said on Friday.

The oath taking ceremony of the new Chief Minister and the cabinet was likely to be a grand affair with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah attending the event.

An estimated one lakh people are also expected to attend the ceremony at the Kashiram Smriti Upvan in the evening. 

Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states are also likely to attend. 

While no official announcement has been made so far about the next Chief Minister, the sources say the name of union minister Manoj Sinha has "more or less been finalized" by Amit Shah. 

A formal announcement will be made on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar and Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad presided over a high-level meeting on Friday to take stock of the preparedness for the mega event.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is returning to power in the country's most populous state after a gap of almost 15 years. It won 325 seats along with its allies in the 403-member House.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018