Government questions NYT’s wisdom to criticise Adityanath becoming CM

The government said the paper's wisdom to write such a piece was "questionable".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:March 24, 2017 9:06 pm
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India on Friday reacted sharply to The New York Times’ editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s choice of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and said the paper’s wisdom to write such a piece was “questionable”. “All editorials or opinions are subjective. This case is particularly so. The wisdom in doubting the verdicts of genuine democratic exercises, at home or abroad, is questionable,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay.

The NYT in the highly critical editorial, titled ‘Modi’s Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists’, said since he was elected in 2014, Modi has played a “cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth”. The move by Prime Minister Modi’s party to name “firebrand Hindu cleric” Aditya Nath as Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister is a “shocking rebuke” to religious minorities, the editorial said.

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    Rengarajan
    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:51 am
    I attended the HAF meeting recently hoping that it is a Hindu organization. To my surprise not a single person who attended the meeting wasn't a brahmin!
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      Junu
      Mar 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm
      It looks like in your opinion all are blind bhakt.. you're the smartest... have the IQ of judging everyone.
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        MyTake
        Mar 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm
        So far Yogi Adityanath has been doing the right noises about restoring law and order like no did before him in last 70 years. No one even dared to do that because of the mafia and goondas in UP.lt;br/gt;Know the tree by the fruit! Yogi Adityanath, if gets more and more people's support he has the potential to transform UP for the better.
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          Vikrant
          Mar 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm
          What else to expect from jihadi supporting commie writers.
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            a d
            Mar 25, 2017 at 12:19 am
            This newspaper should be closed down. They do not even know that most of the minority community including muslims voted for the BJP party. These americans do not even know the difference between a sikh and a muslim or a hindu and a muslim.lt;br/gt;Instead they should be ashamed to have voted a president like Donald Duck.lt;br/gt;Stop interfering in other countries business.
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              ashok
              Mar 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm
              NYT no business to comment on Indian democracy.Even Trump does not like the media specially NYT
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                Babu Gupta
                Mar 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm
                NYT is believes in Paid and Fake news as being seen by Trump advisors now. CNN is even worse than NYT when it writes its contributor went to India and shared part of human brain as food with some Aghori baba. Of course the contributor to such sham, fake and shameful news was one muslim writer. Indians protested against it and pursuing legal case against such nonsense.
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                  Col S
                  Mar 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm
                  UP majority potion suffered MISGOVERNANCE and Failed LAW and ORDER--vent their anger by VOTING against it. What was called SECULAR, actually DIVIDED people, favoured few and hated others. lt;br/gt;Public wants to live in PEACE and GOVERNANCE weithout fear or favour.Our democracy was reduce to government for the rich, privileged and thieves.YOGI's signal is clear--PEACE and End of VIP Culture.. What is wrong with this?
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                    Gopal
                    Mar 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                    I have been reading NY Times almost everyday for more than 20 years. It is a very good newspaper but it is very anti-India and pro-stan. What these newspapers want is that a big country like India stays poor (like stan) and subservient to Western views and values. They would hate to see a prosperous India that can stand on its own two feet. We should ignore NYT articles and editorials.
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