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Cornered by own MLAs and CAA protests, tough road ahead for CM Yogi in 2020

Faced with massive anti-CAA protests, discontent among BJP MLAs and an aggressive Opposition, the going will be tough for Uttar Pradesh chief minister in new year

Yogi Adityanath
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Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat
On December 17, when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was canvassing for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in Jharkhand, more than 100 party legislators in his own state were protesting on the Vidhan Sabha precincts against the alleged high-handedness of police and district officials.

While attempts by senior UP ministers failed to assuage frayed tempers, what added insult to injury was the display of solidarity by Opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) benches with their protesting brethren and the camaraderie that the contentious issue generated beyond party affiliations.

Upon his return, Adityanath resorted to quick damage control by meeting BJP MLAs. But, the

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First Published: Dec 29 2019 | 7:26 PM IST

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