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As the Janata Party-led combination won an absolute majority, 10 more results, all in its favour came in rapid succession from UP
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Yogi Adityanath’s take over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has triggered speculations in Nepal, that does not normally happen in the case of other chief ministers.
Soon after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is trying to fit into the larger pro-development clean politics narrative of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a bid to move away from religious tonality in administration.
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At least 17 people were killed in savage riots in the city, eye-witnesses reported.
The decision to appoint him as the chief minister of the state could be make or break for the party but it is clear that the decision has been taken keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in mind.
May be there was a sense of denial that the BJP would even consider Yogi Adityanath as the contender for the chief minister’s post. But then, victory is what matters in electoral politics.
With his uncanny knack for keeping his finger firmly on the pulse of Indian voters, he knows that what they really want is a different India.
The unwritten rule on government formation in a hung legislature — supported by precedent — is quite clear. The party that secured the highest number of seats would be invited first to form the government.
Ramdev also nurses a grievance that the BJP government has not rewarded him suitably for his extensive campaigning in 2014.
You could do the best thing for the Congress and Indian politics now. Quit. Take a lifelong sabbatical from politics. Get a life.
“The opposition parties are also trying to make capital out of the family planning programme by spreading rumours of alleged excesses,” Indira Gandhi said.
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