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Appointing 'extremist' Yogi not in favour of nation: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Labelling the newly-elected Chief Minister as an 'extremist,' the party said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) decision is not in favour of the nation.

Senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that a person (Adityanath) who does not believe in the constitution, social justice, freedom of expression, freedom of religion but only in his ideology can never turn out to be favourable for the nation.

"His image and the statements that he has made in parliament, his ideologies that he has presented make it clear that he is an extremist," Kharge told ANI.

"The party has chosen him and we would congratulate him. But this choice of is not in favour of the nation," he added.

Resonating the same, another leader Rajeev Shukla said it would be a challenge for the new to fulfill the promises made by them during the elections.

"They should fulfill their promises. and order will have to be improved," he told ANI.

was sworn-in as the Chief Minister yesterday.

Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma took oath as deputy chief ministers of the state.

In the recently held polls in Uttar Pradesh, the had bagged 312 seats, and its allies 13, taking the alliance's tally to 325 in the 403-member Assembly.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 14:53 IST