Panchur (Uttarakhand) [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): The family of Yogi Adityanath, who is all set to take oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister today at 2.15 p.m., is elated over his ascension to the throne of the state.
"From the beginning, he had his aim high, especially of serving the people. Now that he has become the Chief Minister, I'm really very happy and proud of him. Whatever he decided in life so far has been correct and I solely stand by him. My excitement at a high right now, that's the reason why I'm so proud of him," Adityanath's father told ANI.
Resonating similar views, Adityanath's sister too expressed her delight on his success and wished him good luck.
"We remained glued to our television yesterday awaiting the news. Then, we celebrated and burst crackers. I wish him success and good luck to rule over the state keeping in mind the priority of the people," she said.
Yogi Adityanath, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in Lucknow last evening. He, later, met the Governor and staked claim to form the government in the state.
Talking to reporters at Raj Bhavan, he said, he would follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan 'Sab ka saath, Sab ka vikas' and ensure all round development of the state.
Senior party leader and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was the central observer at the Legislature Party meeting, said it was a watershed moment for the BJP and it has become a common man's party. He said, the mandate is for development, and against corruption and black money.
In the recently held polls in the state, BJP had bagged 312 seats, and its allies 13, taking the alliance's tally to 325 in the 403-member Assembly.
Meanwhile, Adityanath has called on his followers and admirers to maintain law and order during their celebrations, while giving full freedom to the state police to take action on those who create ruckus.
"There should be no chaos in the name of celebrations. Police must deal swiftly and firmly with miscreants," he said.
Following the Chief Minister designate's orders, all the District Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) has been called to ensure law and order is maintained. (ANI)