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UP Assembly polls: Rebranding of Yogi Adityanath's radical stormtroopers

Political observers say this two-tier structure served Adityanath well in the past

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Sai Manish Gorakhpur
A glance at the rather run-down locked-up office of the Hindu Yuva Vahini near the railway station in Gorakhpur could give the impression that the place has been abandoned for long. Shopkeepers in the vicinity say somebody opens the place occasionally to clean it up but there is barely any activity like the days of yore. A call on the number pasted on the wall is answered by a man who directs one to the Goraknath temple. At the temple, a policeman on duty, when asked about the Hindu Yuva Vahini, says no such organisation exists anymore and gives directions

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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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