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UP CM Yogi Adityanath: Hindutva mascot and controversy's favourite child

Adityanath is a strong votary of construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A five-term Lok Sabha MP, BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, is a fiery Hindutva mascot and has developed a reputation of being controversy's favourite child over a period of time. 44-year-old Adityanath, a priest-turned-politician, is known for his provocative speeches and mass following across the state and never shies away from making controversial remarks, be it about Islam or Pakistan. Clad in his trademark saffron-coloured robe, Aditayanth, a Gorakhpur MP, has been seeking greater power and is expected to give a push to ...

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 16:43 IST
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