The BJP is yet to decide on who will be Uttar Pradesh's chief minister but sources indicated that the swearing-in ceremony will be held on Sunday. After a landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh poll, it had become a problem of plenty for the Bharatiya Janata Party, but it is likely that the chief minister, as well as ministers, will take oath at Smriti Upvan in Lucknow on March 19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national President Amit Shah are expected to be in attendance at the oath taking ceremony along with a dozen other leaders of the BJP. The BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya was bestowed with the responsibility of choosing the UP chief minister, necessarily meaning that he was out of the race.
The BJP had been careful about the choice of CM for Uttar Pradesh given the huge mandate the party received. Their initial plans of appointing a non-Yadav OBC candidate had to take a backseat after the party received support from voters cutting across caste lines. While Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's name was doing the rounds, Minister of State Telecom, Manoj Sinha has also emerged as a frontrunner for the post.