March 21, 2017

India: Hindutva's new poster boy - Yogi [Adityanath] could turn out to be a challenger to Modi (Atul Chandra / Catch News)

Yogi Adityanath has taken over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. But many, including those who voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, are still scratching their heads as to why a Hindutva hardliner has been chosen for the job.

Speculation is now rife that this choice was made by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP's ideological fount.

But the question remains, why choose a rabble-rouser like Adityanath? Were Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah on board with this decision, or was Yogi hoisted on them by the RSS?

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