1. BJP selected Yogi Adityanath as CM to fulfill RSS agenda in Uttar Pradesh: BSP’s Mayawati

BJP selected Yogi Adityanath as CM to fulfill RSS agenda in Uttar Pradesh: BSP’s Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati hit out at the ruling party and stated that BJP has appointed the CM to fulfill RSS agenda in the state.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2017 6:50 PM
Mayawati hit out at the ruling party and stated that BJP has appointed the CM to fulfill RSS agenda in the state. (ANI)

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an unexpected turn of event, declared Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the CM, two deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya & Dinesh Sharma and several other ministers today sworn in for the cabinet of the state. However Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati hit out at the ruling party and stated that BJP has appointed the CM to fulfill RSS agenda in the state. She further claimed that, in the UP assembly elections, BJP has gathered Other backward Caste (OBC) votes by advancing Keshav Prasad Maurya and by promising to make him the CM. KP Maurya is declared the joint Deputy Chief Minister of the state with Dinesh Sharma.

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an unexpected turn of event, declared Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the CM, two deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya & Dinesh Sharma and several other ministers today sworn in for the cabinet of the state. Adityanath is known for some major controversies and some derogatory remarks on various sensitive issues related to caste and religion.

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In 2005, Adityanath allegedly led a purification move which involved the conversion of Christians to Hinduism. In one such instance, 1,800 Christians were reportedly converted to Hinduism in the town of Etah in Uttar Pradesh during this time. In January 2007, an altercation occurred amidst a Hindu group and Muslims during a Muharram procession in Gorakhpur which led to the hospitalisation of a young Hindu, Raj Kumar Agrahari. The District Magistrate later restricted Adityanath to visit the site as it may inflame tensions.

While other safron party leaders also take oath as the cabinet minister of the state, BJP has offered ministry to many few leaders who joined the party from outside, days before the crucial election campaign. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, newly-elected Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister R. Singh, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti and Rajnath Singh also attended the ceremony.

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