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Adityanath's appointment shows BJP has little faith in development plank

Let us face it: Adityanath is the exponent of a militant ideology that lacks decency

Ajaz Ashraf | Scroll.in 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must be applauded for appointing Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. It has resisted the temptation of mistaking its spectacular victory in the state Assembly elections as a reflection of popular support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda or even his demonetisation policy, both elements of the narrative many analysts had crafted to explain the verdict. By anointing Adityanath as chief minister, the BJP has mocked those analysts: it has confirmed that the Uttar Pradesh verdict was largely because of ...

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