Speaking at an event in Lucknow, Home minister and BJP president Amit Shah revealed that Yogi Adityanath was chosen for the top job in Uttar Pradesh despite having 'no administrative experience' because he and Prime Minister Modi had full faith in his abilities. Shah said that Yogi was a sanyasi and a temple head, he had not run even a municipality.
"No one had imagined Yogi-ji to be the CM. People called us up & said that he has not even administered a municipality, he has never been a minister, he is a 'sanyasi' and he is being made the CM of such a large state. But Modi and I decided to make him Chief Minister as we felt he was determined and capable of hard work and would adapt to all situations.And the decision was proven right", said Shah.