March 20, 2017

India: How Yogi Adityanath’s rise might change the dynamics of UP politics

Aggressive Hindutva is likely to trigger aggressive opposition as well.
Written by Shyamlal Yadav | Updated: March 20, 2017

[. . .]  A message to the RSS: The Sangh had expressed displeasure with the distribution of tickets, but has been silent since the results came in. In North-Eastern UP, the entire Parivar — RSS, VHP and BJP — is often seen as being split into those who are pro-Yogi and those who are anti-Yogi. The Chief Minister is more aggressive than any RSS leader, the Sangh has difficulty dictating to him, and there may be problems in the functional relationship between the RSS and the government. The two Deputy CMs will have a role in keeping the relationship going. [. . .]