Big assault on secularism: Parties react to Yogi’s elevation as UP CM

by Sunday, March 19th, 2017

New Delhi, Mar 19: Appointment of Hindutva hardliner Yogi Adityanath as the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister has evoked sharp reactions from opposition parties.

Yogi Adityanath, BJP MP gorakhpur

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said, Congratulations UP! Hello media the man you called fringe is now mainstream!.

In another tweet, she said, Also the vikas ka mukhauta. The mask is truly off.. bring on Shamshaan-Kabristaan, Diwali-Eid narrative.

Another senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid tweeted, No more pretence! Yogi Adityanath to sit where Pantji, NDT, Bahugana et al once sat. Great test PM has put BJP trolls to. Explain this.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist accused the BJP of systematically playing communal card in Indias biggest state, after the saffron party named Adityanath as UP CM.

Selection of Adityanath is the culmination of Modi-Amit Shah brand of politics in the state where the BJP systematically played communal card, said the partys politburo member Md. Salim.

Brinda Karat termed Adityanaths selection as part of RSS agenda.

It is clearly the RSS agenda and UP is the new experimental field for it. Since it is the victory of RSS (in UP elections), it has chosen the CM.

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