Adityanath elevation as CM a big letdown

The newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath today said the government will work for all section of society without any partiality.

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Despite keeping a relatively low-profile following the election victory, Adityanath is not one to stay out of the limelight and was a controversial and prominent face during the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh and emerged as the BJP’s power-centre in Poorvanchal.

The politics put forward by Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, will destroy the religious harmony of India, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

A direct reflection of too many claims of CM aspirants is that the state will have two deputy chief ministers from the same party – Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya.

“He is now the unopposed leader of the state in BJP”. In its editorial on 20 March, the paper says, “it seems that the BJP has finally chose to execute its long-term plans and hence Yogi Adityanath has been made the chief minister”. “Best wishes for serving UP”, Mr Modi tweeted” Our sole mission and motive is development. He also thanked the people of the state for giving a huge mandate to the BJP.

Age 44, Adityanath is eight years younger that Amit Shah, the party’s hardline president, and 22 years younger than Narendra Modi, the prime minister. “I have enormous confidence that this new team will leave no stone unturned in making UP Uttam Pradesh”.

‘There will be record development. The message is now loud and clear – the much touted “sabka saath, sabka vikas” slogan coined by the PM was mere lip service and the party is now back to aggressive Hindutva. He successfully won the 2014 election by appealing to the frustrated aspirational young who wanted him to change the way that India is run. “Allowing Hindutva hardliners to helm a major state is a costly mistake”, said journalist Malini Parthasarathy on Twitter as #YogiAdityanath became a top-trending topic in India.

There are precedents for Hindu devotees taking high office, he said, including Uma Bharti, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh state who is now Modi’s water resources minister. “If Hindus come together, they can have their government”, said BJP leader R Balashankar.

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He drew a reprimand from the election authorities for exhorting Hindus to convert 100 Muslims for every Hindu that adopted Islam.

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