In Maharashtra and Jharkhand, neither Devendra Fadnavis nor Raghubar Das was a high-profile leader before they took oath as chief minister.
Also, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav were also present at the event.
While a host of criticisms have been pouring in over the latest development, check out some of the funniest memes on Twitter, comparing Yogi Adityanath with Vin.
Besides PM Modi and party chief Amit Shah, senior leaders of the party at the state and the centre shared stage with party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
The elevation of Adityanath, who has chequered rapport with the BJP leadership, has left many puzzled, with political circles abuzz with talk of the RSS having prevailed over the party in deciding the chief minister.
"After all, Maurya and Sharma will be seen as deputies of a Thakur", one BJP leader said.
Taking the charge on his shoulders, Adityanath has also asked the ministers to give details of their income, movable and immovable property within fifteen days to Chief Minister Secretary & organisation.
Ved Prakash Gupta and Brijesh Singh, the BJP MLAs from Ayodhya and Deoband, categorically denied there was any opposition to Adityanath's name or there were other leaders in the fray.
After fighting, and winning the UP elections, on the plank of development, the BJP's nomination of Yogi Adityanath, a man notorious for his diatribes, has come as a complete shocker to many, and possibly also to some who may have voted for the BJP.
Even as the elections in UP kicked off, Adityanath had made his chief ministerial ambitions clear to the top leadership, sources said.
Priyanka Chaturvedi, a Congress party spokeswoman, tweeted that Adityanath had gone from the fringe of Indian politics to the mainstream, adding that the "mask is truly off" the Modi government.