Hindutva poster boy Yogi Adityanath is new UP CM

  • Hindutva poster boy Yogi Adityanath is new UP CM

Hindutva poster boy Yogi Adityanath is new UP CM

However, as days passed, the focus shifted on others like Union home minister Rajnath Singh, minister of state for telecommunications (independent charge) Manoj Sinha, BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal, and state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya. But with the elevation of Hindutva icon Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, will the path of development be junked?

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AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi took a jibe at the Prime Minister saying, "Mr Modi is making a "New India" in UP".

Putting all speculations to end, the BJP named Yogi Adityanath as the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister while Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma has been appointed as the deputy chief ministers of the state. "With the choice of a very communal, Hindutva champion like Yogi Adityanath, the BJP is going to pursue a policy of clear polarisation, which will effectively mean the consolidation of a hardline Hindutva ideology not just in Uttar Pradesh but in the country", Jha told IANS. Modi's persona surely has a Hindutva tinge but people overwhelmingly voted for development, to see a better tomorrow for ordinary Indian citizens, India and Indian states.

They organised havans, offered special prayers that he be made state chief minister even when he himself never showed his eagerness to hold the coveted post. But there are only two criminal cases against him, one of which pertains to the killing of a gunman of a rival political leader from the Samajwadi Party at Maharajganj near Gorakhpur, in 1999.

Both Sinha and Adityanath hail from Poorvanchal belt of Uttar Pradesh.

No one is sure if BJP had gone to Uttar Pradesh elections with a slogan Desh me Modi, Pradesh me Yogi (as Mahant Adityanath is called) what the results could have been. Leaders of two allies of the BJP -Apna Dal (Sonelal) chief and Union minister Anupriya Patel and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar were also present in the meeting.

His appointment is likely to be well received by the vast number of the electorate that supported the BJP in the recently concluded Assembly polls.