Yogi Adityanath is new Uttar Pradesh CM, Twitterati divided

While many were happy with the big announcement, there are many who are somewhat skeptical.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: March 18, 2017 8:49 pm
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After a lot of speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finally announced the name of Yogi Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Newly-elected MLAs of the BJP, 312 in total, met in Lucknow to elect the leader of the state legislature party on Saturday (March 18). The meeting was overseen by union minister and senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader Bhupendra Yadav at the Lok Bhawan. Yogi, who is an MP from Gorakhpur, is known for having a staunch Hindutva ideology and making anti-Muslim statements. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will be the deputy CMs of the state.

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Union Minister Manoj Sinha, Home Minister and former state chief minister Rajnath Singh, state party chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and eight-time MLA from Shahjahanpur Suresh Khanna were in the fray as the main contenders for the post by their party men.

Adityanath’s name was proposed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Khanna and was supported by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. The BJP had swept the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections by winning 312 of the 403 assembly seats.

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Speculation over Yogi Adiyanath’s name had resulted in a great buzz across social media platforms. Even before his name was official announced, people on Twitter went berserk. His name started trending on the micro-blogging site and even dominated the trends. However, there is a mixed reaction to this big announcement. While many are happy and not surprised by the official pick of the BJP and predicted that now the dream of Ram Temple will be fulfilled, there were many who were shocked after hearing the news. Many predicted that the Adityanath’s anti-minority stand would affect Muslim population in the state. Few also had funny reactions to the news and quite oddly, Fast and Furious actor Vin Diesel’s image became a hit meme too. The actor’s slight resemblence with the BJP leader became the fodder for fun on Twitter.

Here’s how people reacted to the big announcement.

What is your reaction?

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First Published on: March 18, 2017 7:48 pm
  1. S
    Mar 19, 2017 at 3:30 am
    Bold decision, now Yogi ADITYA NATH should prove that the decision taken by BJP is taking county in right direction.
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      akbar khan
      Mar 19, 2017 at 12:51 am
      Yogi Adityanath is a clear-thinking, experienced, eloquent, dedicated and dynamic public figure. He will prove to be an excellent Chief Minister.
      1. T
        Mar 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm
        He was not projected as a CM candidate .because bjp themselves knew they would have lost the battle ... Huh cheating people
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          Umesh Suri
          Mar 18, 2017 at 8:53 pm
          Now he has responsibility, he may surprise everybody. As a CM, he will be required to take care of all equally. After all UP had Mulla Mulayam, Bhanji in the past who had their favourites and also looted the poor. Only option is to look forward.lt;br/gt;Jai Hind
          1. M
            Mar 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm
            Porkistan in the making
            1. P
              Mar 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm
              1. R
                Mar 19, 2017 at 5:35 am
                In a democratic set up, its OK if opinions are divided but with this rabid choice, I hope that this nation is not further divided. Earlier, we conveniently blamed the British for our parion; I hope we don't have to find alibi again.
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                  Girish Rao
                  Mar 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
                  No one was projected that way
                  1. G
                    Girish Rao
                    Mar 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
                    Out of box decision by the PM
                    1. S
                      Mar 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm
                      Saints have entered Politics full throttle. We may see some difference now.
                      1. S
                        Stephen Stephen
                        Mar 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm
                        If you think this thug is a saint then you have no clue about reality! He has more criminal cases against him than most! He has threatened violence many times and believe me it will happen on a broad scale!
                        1. S
                          Stephen Stephen
                          Mar 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm
                          Now the gloves are off and the Hindu rain will begin to fall. First in line protect the Cow. Not protect human beings. Before long there will be riots, death and destruction in the name of Hindu Nationalism! It amazes me that a man with a large number of criminal cases against him was the best person for the job. Now we know the real Modi. Next Hindustan!
                          1. S
                            Mar 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                            UP may once again become Ramjajaya.
                            1. S
                              Sridhar Tk
                              Mar 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm
                              Why such a big party, BJP could not a find a leader who contested the recent election and won. Why one MP is made CM thereby necessitating two elections i.e. for Lok Sabha and also for embly since he is to get elected within 6 months for a seat from where one BJP leader has to vacate his seat. These are unnecessary expenditure for elections. This should be avoided.
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                                Naved Ahmad
                                Mar 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm
                                What to expect after kaliyug yogi yug . Congrats up .
                                1. H
                                  Mar 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm
                                  It's a slap on face of Islamists, communists and pseudoseculars.
                                  1. V
                                    Mar 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm
                                    he was not projected as CM candidate before the electorate . Now he was thrust on them. GOD save UP
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