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Modi picks Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath to lead Uttar Pradesh

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By Manoj KumarNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath, who has been accused of inciting violence against India's Muslim minority, to lead Uttar Pradesh after his party won a landslide victory last week.Adityanath's appointment to lead India's most populous state was denounced by opposition party members. But officials of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party said Adityanath, who will take charge on Sunday, was the appropriate leader for the state."This is a watershed moment in the history of BJP," Venkaiah Naidu, Federal Information & Broadcasting ...

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:54 IST
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