Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 20 : Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Monday resigned as the mayor of Lucknow. Sharma yesterday took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The ceremony, held in the state capital, saw the swearing-in of 21 cabinet ministers, nine Ministers of State (MoS) with Independent Charge and 13 MoS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also there to attend the swearing-in ceremony. He also congratulated the newly formed government. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also witnessed the same. 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.