Big challenge before Adityanath to fulfil commitments made by central leadership: Congress

| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 01:47 IST

New Delhi, Mar.18 (ANI): Hours after Yogi Adityanath was named as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the Congress Party said it would be a challenge for the former to fulfil the commitments which were made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the elections campaigning. "I just want to say that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership had assured the people of the state and the country as well that they will give most efficient administration to Uttar Pradesh, they will bring development to the state and there will be no discrimination against the people. These three things BJP leadership will have to fulfil and there is clear doubt on this. The challenge before Yogi Adityanath is to remove this suspicion of the people and to fulfil the commitments which the central leadership has done," Congress leader Rajeev Shukla told ANI. Echoing same views, another Congress leader Meem Afzal cornered the saffron party over its development agenda. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pitched for development agenda during the elections rally but if we look into the track record of Yogi Adityanath then it can be clearly predicted that BJP would work for its political agenda rather than development," Afzal told ANI. Putting an end to all speculations, the BJP named Yogi Adityanath as the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister while Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma has been appointed as the deputy chief ministers of the state. Meanwhile Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the oath taking ceremony would take place at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow in Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Adityanath had flown to New Delhi earlier this morning to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Adityanath, a five-time MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26. Currently, Adityanath serves as the Mahant of Guru Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of Mahanth Aavaidyanath on September 12, 2014. The other contenders in the race were Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Manoj Sinha, BJP leader Shrikant Sharma and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)

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