Yogi Adityanath, four others take oath as MLCs

On Monday, Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh took oath as a member of the State Legislative Council. Deputy Chief Ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma and ministers, Swantradev Singh and Mohsin Raza, also took oath today. Raza, a minister of state, is the only Muslim member of the 48-member council of ministers led by Adityanath. Four Samajwadi Party (SP) and one Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLCs had quit their seats in August following which these five were elected in by-polls.  Ramesh Yadav, Chairman of the Legislative Council, administered the oath at a function in Tilak Hall of the Legislative Building in Lucknow.

Candidates including CM are required to get elected to either of the two houses- Vidhana Sabha or Vidhana Parishad- to become a member of the council of ministers. Each of these five ministers had to get elected to either of the two houses before September 19th in order to continue their office.

This makes Adityanath the third successive Chief minister to choose the upper house after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP).

Sources: One India, Telangana Today 

UP government launches online portal for Madrasas

Led by Yogi Adityanath, the UP government has started a website for the madrasas in the state .The government has also made it compulsory for all madrasas to register on their newly launched website .
The website was inaugurated by Minority minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhry in Tilak Hall of Vidhan Bhavan . According to Chaudhary, the new portal will be helpful for improving the quality of madrasa education.
As per the new system , all the madrasas are required to submit the details of employees,teachers along with other details such as building, class details and photographs.
The government’s move was highly appreciated by UP state minister Mohsin Raza .Further , he believes that the ”move will bring transparency”.
Madrasa managers and Muslim clerics were against the creation of the portal and believed that they were being ”targeted” by the Yogi government .
However , Rahul Gupta ( Registrar of UP Madrasa Shiksha Parishad ) believes that there is nothing wrong with the online portal.