A day after the BJP retained power for the second consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi Adityanath tendered his resignation to Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. The governor accepted his resignation and asked him to continue executing his responsibilities as acting CM along with his cabinet till the new government formation. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is yet to finalize the date of the oath ceremony.
On Friday, Adityanath chaired the last meeting of the outgoing Cabinet, which expressed gratitude to the people for voting the party to power. On Thursday, the BJP won 255 seats and its two allies won 18 seats in the assembly polls.
The Cabinet praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his guidance and leadership. It also thanked the Election Commission and poll officials for holding the Assembly elections peacefully.
The Cabinet praised people for their trust in the policies of the government and cautioned other parties against casteism, and nepotism.
Ahead of the formation of the new cabinet, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel met Yogi Adityanath on Friday. Anupriya Patel is the president of the Apna Dal (Soneylal), which is an ally of the BJP.
Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore also met the Yogi Adityanath. Kishore’s wife, Jai Devi was elected MLA on a BJP ticket for a second time from Malihabad, Lucknow.