1. Decoded! Why Amit Shah and Modi picked Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

Decoded! Why Amit Shah and Modi picked Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya don't seem deputies, but co-managers with Adityanath in government.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2017 11:17 PM
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The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has all the political pundits scratching their heads. Experts can’t decode as to why PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, who fought elections in the name of development, chose Adityanath – arguably the biggest Hindu hardline leader in the state. Adityanath’s appointment makes sure that state’s Hindutva-brigade will rally behind BJP in Uttar Pradesh, and majoritarianism will help the saffron party retain current clout in the state. On caste lines, the Hindutva poster boy addresses two large communities – Upper Caste Hindus who are likely to be swayed by his background of being the Mahant (Supreme Priest) of Gorakhpur Math, and at the same time he belongs to the Thakur community (Real name: Ajay Singh), representing another big BJP vote bank. With that, Adityanath brings on table the image of a strong, muscular leader who can deal with UP’s law and order situation. Rest, we all have to wait and watch what Adityanath does. But what about ‘Vikaas’ (development)? There are hardly any records available to prove Adityanath is the ideal Vikaas Purush with vision to deliver PM Narendra Modi’s development vows in the state. Many would argue that PM and Amit Shah completely sidelined development for sake of Hindutva with Adityanath’s appointment. Here we make the case as to why two deputy chief ministers – Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya have been foisted on Adityanath – simply stated, to manage development work.

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The two leaders don’t really seem deputies, but co-managers with Adityanath in government. Dinesh Sharma, who brings with him administerial experience as Lucknow mayor and vice-chief Uttar Pradesh BJP Unit, makes a strong case as a crusader and engineer of all development related aspects in the state. The leader, who is also the national vice-president of BJP, is known for his closeness to PM Narendra Modi. Sharma was hand-picked by Modi as in-charge of his home state Gujarat soon after the party’s landslide victory in 2014 Lok Sabha election. The leader also represents the party’s “young upper-caste face” for the state.

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On the other hand, Keshav Prasad Maurya has already proved his prowess by successfully managing the UP election trail. He, however, wasn’t the only one managing this task. But what may have worked for him was his representation of OBC community which played a major role in BJP’s mammoth victory in state. While Yogi Adityanath is firebrand Hindu leader, Maurya and Sharma have always remained low key in UP politics. One crucial aspects which should be remembered here that Adityanath doesn’t come from a Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh-background. While Maurya and Sharma are both grassroots Sangh workers. Clearly, the state of Uttar Pradesh is heading for rule, not under one, but a collective leadership of three leaders. Amit Shah and PM Modi looked to have made a very wise decision with the announcement of three names to run the state. Hindutva and Vikaas will go hand-in-hand UP.

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    Prashanth
    Mar 18, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    The choice clearly reflects the importance of religion over development. Otherwise the Yogi could have been made a Dy. CM. Adityanath is an ambitious fellow and had he been not offered the CM's post, it would have been difficult for Modi and team to manage UP
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      Raghavan
      Mar 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm
      We cannot be prejudiced words and actions differ, Yogi could provide clean admin
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        Citizen P
        Mar 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm
        Modiji & Shah knows better than us to choose right MAN ...Irrespective of what others & Foreign Media Perceive... Foreign Media as usual biased ....
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          Rajan L
          Mar 19, 2017 at 6:51 am
          Very intelligent.Now the agenda is more clear.so let us wait and see the fate of UP and it's people.
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            Jay
            Mar 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm
            YOGI ADITHYANATH , works 24/7/368 FOR THE PEOPLE, while Harvard/Oxford returned heads are barking nonstop
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              ramabhadrans
              Mar 19, 2017 at 4:00 am
              Intelligent balancing act to cover the w UP and show an example to the w nation. Hope every thing will work to hold India together and stronger to reach on top of the world.
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                sagar
                Mar 19, 2017 at 4:43 pm
                Modi picks up colors to paint his party. Hardly he has any administrative knowledge of anyone. They all just lay the carpet foir themselves and take seat in the chair. Modi may laugh at other party, but truly speaking, other party has better administrative skill people. One who wants to win race, may only like some horses to capture vote, that is all
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                  sagar
                  Mar 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                  horse can run and give money to BJP. So Modi knows horse-trading in Goa and Manipur, Arunachal pradesh and in UP, his horses had run fast to capture votes. Magic number is not something which would be really needed for our country always. CONGRESS is Better in every respect than BJP
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                    sagar
                    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm
                    no administrative knowledge. Modi picks up people who lacks administrative knowledge. it is a puppet show from Modi
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                    1. Sucharita Nanivadekar
                      Mar 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm
                      A great choice. Modiji as usual is showing total contempt to his critics as he has a clear agenda mapped out for UP. KUDOS.👏 👏 👏 👏 👏
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