Lucknow: The BJP legislature party in Uttar Pradesh today chose saffron -clad Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The swearing in ceremony will be held tomorrow.
Dehradun: In Uttarakhand, where Assembly elections have just concluded and Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged the winner, Trivendra Singh Rawat was today elected as leader of the BJP leguslature party leader.
Rawat, who has been an RSS pracharak, will take the oath of office and secrecy along with his council of ministers in Dehradun on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and BJP chief Amit Shah will be present at the ceremony.
After his election, Rawat and state BJP unit president Ajay Bhatt , along with a few BJP MLAs met Governor K K Paul and staked claim to form the government.
Parrikar heads a BJP-led coalition government. The BJP, after trailing behind the Congress in the just concluded Assembly election, managed to muster support of local allies and a few independent MLAs to stich a majority and stake claim to form a government.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court rejected a Congress plea to block the swearing in and ordered a floor test for Parrikar to prove his majority on March 16.
Parrikar will be a sworn-in this evening.
Passing an order in this regard, the apex court directed that the senior most member in the Assembly be made the protem speaker and there should be a floor test on Thursday.
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, held a special sitting as the apex court was on vacation for Holi. It urged the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to summon the House for the floor test on March 16
The Supreme Court said all the sensitive and contentious issues raised in the petition by Goa Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar “can be