19/03/2017 6:07 PM IST | Updated 19/03/2017 6:07 PM IST

New Govt Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Make UP 'Uttam Pradesh', Says Narendra Modi

'When UP develops, India develops'

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NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the newly elected Chief Minister, deputy chief ministers and the entire cabinet of Uttar Pradesh saying that the new team would leave no stone unturned in making UP 'Uttam Pradesh.'

"Congratulations to Yogi Adityanath Ji, Keshav Prasad Maurya Ji, Dinesh Sharma Ji & all those who took oath today. Best wishes for serving UP," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi also expressed confidence over the newly formed government and said it would bring record development in the state.

"Our sole mission & motive is development. When UP develops, India develops. We want to serve UP's youth & create opportunities for them,"(sic) he tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formed governments in four out of five states that went to the polls because of the blessings of people and hardwork of workers.

Earlier in the day, Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Governor Ram Naik administered the oath of office and secrecy to Adityanath and his Cabinet at a function in Lucknow's Smriti Upvan.

State BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya and the party's national vice-president Dinesh Sharma were sworn-in as deputy chief ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah were also present in the ceremony.

Also in attendance was former chief minister of the state Akhilesh Yadav, along with his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Adityanath, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected as the 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.

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