Yogi Adityanath government expansion today, over 20 new ministers to take oath
Lucknow : The long-awaited expansion of 29-month-old Yogi Adityanath government will be done on Wednesday morning.
A set of resignations were seen on Tuesday, hinting a major shakeup of the ministry as RSS leaders met top leaders in the government and BJP organization.
According to sources in BJP, nearly two dozen new ministers will take oath on Wednesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, nearly half-a-dozen ministers were said to have tendered their resignation, though confirmation was available for only two -- finance minister Rajesh Agarwal, 74 and basic education minister Anupama Jaiswal, 52.
Agarwal said that he has given up on the post as he is 75 year old. An unwritten rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party makes sure that the leader must resign from all his positions post the age mark.
Mining minister Archana Pandey, sports minister Chetan Chauhan and cooperative minister Mukut Bihari Verma were said to be among those who resigned.
Before Tuesday’s resignations, the Yogi government was 18 short of 60 ministers that the chief minister can have in his ministry.