New UP CM: Celebration at Yogi Adityanath's native village
Yogi Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state.
New Delhi, Mar.18 (ANI): Hours after Yogi Adityanath was named as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the Congress Party said it would be a challenge for the former to fulfil the commitments which were made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the elections campaigning. "Yogi Adityanath said at the meeting at Uttar Pradesh is a big state and BJP leadership should send two leaders who can help him govern the state well", said Naidu while speaking to reporters after the meeting. The outcome of the Assembly elections, following the huge win for the party in the 2014 Parliamentary elections, would also provide a boost to the relentless demand for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. "What's more, Chotey Maharaj's spartan lifestyle matches that of the Prime Minister", said a senior BJP leader.
After all, mahant is known for only one thing that he preaches and practices, strident Hindutva.
Adityanath, a five-time MP, had held the fort in Gorakhpur region even when the BJP faced defeats in the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a social, cultural and nationalist group of youth who seek to provide rightist Hindu platform.
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general-secretary Bhupinder Yadav will most likely inform the MLAs about the BJP leadership " s choice at the meeting and seek the MLAs' endorsement. While the media went into a tizzy following Sinha from one temple to another, he flew back to Lucknow and before the BJP legislature party meeting started around 5 pm, had boarded a flight for Delhi.
DEPUTIES TO BALANCE: The two deputy chief ministers will enable the BJP to talk differently with different stakeholders - development when needed, religion when needed. Interestingly elections in all these constituencies were held because BJP MLAs had become MPs.
Adityanath desecrates a graveyard in UP village and his supporters fatally shoot a 26-year-old policeman in the face in 1999. Sources said Rajnath was so keen to return as UP CM himself, that he reportedly opposed BJP state president Maurya too on the ground that there were some pending criminal cases against him.