March 19, 2017

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Yogi Adityanath's appointment as UP Chief Minister marks a strong turn by the BJP towards communal politics.

On Saturday, the Bhartiya Janata Party announced that Adityanath, the head priest of the Gorakhnath temple, would become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. His appointment came in spite of his viciously anti-Muslim rhetoric and a slew of criminal cases. It signalled that the BJP doesn’t set much stock in its own development plank. [. . .]