Now all eyes are on Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Considered a Hindutva hardliner Yogi Adityanath’s elevation as India’s largest and most crucial state, has created huge storm in political circles.
While Yogi’s supporters and Hindutva ideology supporters, across the nation are celebrating unbounded, Opposition parties have launched a scathing attack on BJP, for selecting Adityanath. While BJP supporters feel that saffron party has taken a daring decision by making Adityanath UP CM, opposition is alleging that BJP is planning to flare up divisive politics by creating a rift between Hindus and Muslims.
People might love or hate Yogi Adityanath but they cannot ignore him. Such is the track record of his life and work. Yogi Adityanath has never shied away from controversies, cases and threats to defend Hinduism. He has set up Hindu Yuva Vahini and even has a good track record as MP. He is a five time MP from Gorakhpur constituency and has stayed undefeated in his constituency since 1998, showing how strong is his hold on constituency.
“Yogi Adityanath is a tough taskmaster. People who do not know completely about him criticise him. He has never hurt any religion, he has only strived to protect Hindus in difficulties. In his constituency he attends to problems of people from all castes and religions and does not practice any difference. We are confident that he will give good governance in UP and bring development to UP, making it a true Rama Rajya,” said Ravindra Sharma, a middle-aged businessman from Gorakhpur.
While being a staunch Hindutva ideologue and leader has made Yogi Adityanath UP CM, many feel that he is also a tough taskmaster and does not compromise in case of development and governance. Sticking to this belief, Yogi Adityanath has already jumped into work and the first order he gave to police was to ensure that celebrations by BJP workers does not create any issues in the state, proving that he is more focused on ensuring law and order and development in UP, rather than flaring up caste and religion politics.