FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister: This could be make or break for BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Posted:Mar 19, 2017
 
Print
Share
  
increase Font size decrease Font size
 

BJP MP from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath took oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday afternoon on the back of a landslide verdict in Assembly elections for the Bharatiya Janata Party in India’s most populous state. Adityanath has a coloured past where he often transcended boundaries and indulged in acts advocating religious exclusivism and hardline religious propaganda. The decision to appoint him as the chief minister of the state could be make or break for the party but it is clear that the decision has been taken keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections elections in mind.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief and poll tactician Amit Shah have kicked into overdrive after these elections and one of the main tests was to deliver on the 2014 right-wing appeasement poll promises. Adityanath is a five-time MP from Gorakhpur and has an unbelievable hold in eastern UP. The fact that he has been unbeaten since 1998 speaks volumes about his support in that belt. In fact, the 44-year-old is one of the youngest CMs in the country.

 

 

Read more at :-http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/web-edits/yogi-adityanath-takes-oath-as-uttar-pradesh-chief-minister-this-could-be-make-or-break-for-bjp-in-2019-lok-sabha-polls-4576005/

 

Indian Express, March 19, 2017

 
 
 
 
Print
Share
  
increase Font size decrease Font size
 

Disclaimer: South Asia Monitor does not accept responsibility for the views or ideology expressed in any article, signed or unsigned, which appears on its site. What it does accept is responsibility for giving it a chance to appear and enter the public discourse.
Comments (Total Comments 0) Post Comments Post Comment
Review
 
 
 
 
spotlight image Vitaly A. Prima, Ambassador of Belarus to India for close to five years, is very enthusiastic about the future of bilateral relations as the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations. Resident in New Delhi, Prima is also his country’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
 
read-more
India’s top diplomats held a four-day brainstorming session in New Delhi this month to strategise and decide how India should engage with major global powers and countries in the immediate neighbourhood, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury
 
read-more
Video Gallery

 
see-more
Is it the Modi magic or Modi cult propelling the BJP to new heights with the opposition pulverised and decimated by the split vote banks of these parties in large parts of India? The BJP has gained five states in the assembly elections but lost Delhi and Bihar, writes Lalit Sethi
 
read-more
The army’s commendation of Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, the officer who tied Farooq Ahmed Dar, a Kashmiri artisan, to an army jeep’s bonnet and paraded him, apparently using him as a human shield for his troops against stone-pelters, is a troubling move.
 
read-more
Ignorance may not always be bliss. India has decided to ignore China's One Belt One Road initiative, which was launched recently in Beijing in the presence of the president of Delhi's 'all-weather friend' - Russia - as well as representatives from the United States of America, Europe and even Japan, a nation known for i
 
read-more
What a week it has been for the Middle East! People of Iran came out in droves to re-elect Rouhani as president for another term.
 
read-more
It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks for Britain’s Theresa May. With general elections scheduled for the beginning of next month — it seems that ISIS has left its comment on the British parliamentary system that insists on returning to power those who maintain a militarised foreign policy.
 
read-more
Column-image

Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...

 
Column-image

Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
Column-image

Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
Column-image

  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
Column-image

Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
Subscribe to our newsletter
Archive