Hindutva Man Yogi Adityanath is New CM of Uttar Pradesh | Good & Bad About Him: It’s now time to see if the saffron color runs red or stands for peace and tranquillity. Yogi Adityanath, the fate of the Uttar Pradesh is truly in your hands.
Yogi Adityanath Known for his firebrand Hindutva image, the 44-year-old BJP leader comes from the Rajput community and is the head Priest of Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur. He has been elected as the Lok Sabha MP five times from Gorakhpur uninterrupted from 1998.
Adityanath’s rise can strengthen BJP’s ‘Hindutva’ establishment in the state, but may provide enough feed to the opposition to attack the saffron party on lines of ‘divisive politics’. BJP state chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Mayor Dinesh Sharma will be Adityanath’s deputies. Whatever the impulsion would have been, smearing Adityanath as the UP chief minister was one heck of a risk to take, quite scary and cultish.
Let’s not go into the controversies that spot Adityanath’s past or be carried away by the saffron robes. The reality is, in the democracy, criminals, crooks, cultists and the religiously intolerant are all allowed to stand for elections despite the stains on their record. Often caught in controversy because of his speeches, Adityanath apparently led a purification drive for conversion of Christians to Hinduism in 2005.
He was arrested for provoking Gorakhpur riots in 2007. In 2015, Adityanath reportedly said those who oppose yoga can leave India and that they should all be ruined.
The Bhartiya Janata Party’s great success in the polls have certainly covered Adtyanath’s hold in his party.