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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday named Hindu radical Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, reported the Hindustan Times.

Adityanath is known for his hardline Hindutva ideology and making anti-Muslim statements. He is popular among his supporters for his fiery speeches against minorities.

The chief minister-designate also runs an extremist organisation, Hindu Yuva Vahini, which has been accused of instigating communal tension, said The Hindu.

He describes himself as a "religious missionary and social worker" on his Lok Sabha profile.

During the recent elections in the highly-polarised state, he had stirred controversy by making claims of discrimination against Hindus and stoked anti-Muslim sentiments.

He had alleged discrimination in the supply of power to Hindu and Muslim festivals and also in the allocation of land for graveyards and crematoriums.

Adityanath has also been accused of spearheading a forced conversion initiative, called Ghar Wapsi, which targeted Muslims and Christians.

During the recent deterioration of relations between India and Pakistan, he passed statements against Bollywood actors who supported the continuation of cultural ties between the two countries.

"Shah Rukh Khan should remember that if people would boycott his films, he would also have to wander in the streets like a normal Muslim … These people are speaking in the language of terrorists. I think there is no difference between the language of Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed," he was quoted as saying.

The chief minister-designate will be sworn in on Sunday, according to Indian media.

The BJP won a three-fourths majority in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and is returning to power after 14 years.

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India, with a population of more than 200 million. Muslims form around 19pc of the population.


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mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Mar 18, 2017 08:36pm

There goes the secular state of India. It is now Hindu Republic State of India.

Faisal Mar 18, 2017 08:36pm

Now all Indians will come as usual in their denial mode and defend the nomination by falsifying arguments which will contradict to the fact.

Indian Mar 18, 2017 08:37pm

Lets see how he performs. Why start with a negative perspective.

Karachit Mar 18, 2017 08:39pm

As a Pakistani I am extremely happy.

Ashwin Mar 18, 2017 08:41pm

He is a very bad person. Won only because of Modi, hope NAMO will soon replace him with a good minister as he did with his cabinet ministers.

N.S Mar 18, 2017 08:40pm

No wonder BJP is just a political wing of RSS, the extremist Hindutva party...the de-facto government is of RSS, BJP is an eyewash to get the educated Indian constituency...so is other agendas of sub ka sath...sub ka vikaas kind of hogwash.

Thin veil of secular India eroding fast.

aamir Mar 18, 2017 08:41pm

Encouraging line of extremism is not an example of shiny India. Rather this trend will hardening extremist mindset in neighboring countries as well as domino affect.

ABE Mar 18, 2017 08:42pm

Enjoy the ride. Nothing lasts for ever. Even the Orange is going to fade eventually.

Rajeev Nidumolu Mar 18, 2017 08:37pm

Most unfortunate choice .We do not need people in governing position who exploit fissures in the society

KALY Mar 18, 2017 08:38pm

@Ashwin - You know nothing....

GIRISH Mar 18, 2017 08:43pm

@Faisal he should not have been selected as CM.

Naresh Babu Mar 18, 2017 08:38pm

so much for BJP's development agenda! there will be good days only for cows, swamps and yogis in UP from now on. My condolences for UPites. Get ready to hear bhajans in assembly.

Sanjay Mar 18, 2017 08:42pm

Shocking....

Spinoza Mar 18, 2017 08:44pm

If anyone had doubts about how Hindu fanaticism is rising in India, this should clear it.

pakistanI Mar 18, 2017 08:43pm

I thank my ancestors who migrated to Karachi,Pakistan in 1947 from Saharanpur, Rampur and Allahabad, all in UP. Can't imagine the terror, the minorities must be facing in India now.

Balaji Mar 18, 2017 08:45pm

Modi knew what risk he's taking. His calculated risk of using Hindu candidates on Muslim majority areas worked out well and got them together. Let's see what he has under his sleeves this time.

GIRISH Mar 18, 2017 08:44pm

@Indian because if his extreme statements. A less controversial leader should have been CM

Dynamite Mar 18, 2017 08:45pm

Oh yeah ! Loving it...it's going to be great ..

Ric Mar 18, 2017 08:45pm

don't worry he is also future PM of India..if people thought Modi was hard and tough just wait for 10 years people will realize Modi was soft compare to Yogi as PM

kks Mar 18, 2017 08:43pm

All the work done by Gandhi and Nehru to build a secular India is now changing, unfortunately.

Pure ind Mar 18, 2017 08:47pm

Well thats democracy if he doesn't perform kick him out simple.

Maxx Mar 18, 2017 08:48pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Bharat is a Hindu Rashtra...no denying the fact. RSS chief has said this umpteenth times...why the confusion. Modi reports to RSS, RSS appoints most of the ministers.

The false political face of BJP is kept just for some reasons...western world would not have approved of a RSS government in India.

And secular educated Indians would not have approved of the RSS extremist agenda which is unveiling everyday...so here lies the trick and the ultimate agenda.

Dgray Mar 18, 2017 08:48pm

I don't find any wrong in that, he is the best parliamentarian very disciplined person, no hypocrite like congis, sps bsps, he definitely uplift the face of up in many ways.

farid Mar 18, 2017 08:45pm

It is sad to see India is becoming a fundamentalist state . Slowly gradually India's secular fabric is burning, a clear sign of decline.

Pure ind Mar 18, 2017 08:50pm

@pakistanI even we thank them. All the best

Kabir Mar 18, 2017 08:46pm

A maulana or a Yogi, anyone can be CM in democracy. Now he is bound to perform within the constitution and will be responsible for anything good or bad. Best wishes!!

Adil hussain Mar 18, 2017 08:51pm

Congrats to Indian democracy and newly nominated CMs including Yogi Adityanath. Irrespective of rhetorics for and against the new CM's , the action taken by them henceforth will determine how secular and still inclusive development of India is going to be. It will also show the way to those who consider Muslims as their vote bank.

Vinay Mar 18, 2017 08:52pm

He will look after the minorities much better than his predecessors. He will follow the policies of Modi which are development, discipline and harmony. I am hopeful he will perform well for all in UP.

Observer Mar 18, 2017 08:51pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com secularism does not mean one has to be irreligious.

Pavan Mar 18, 2017 08:52pm

He has elected democratically.whats wrong with it

farid Mar 18, 2017 08:51pm

@Indian He can't perform, because religion has nothing to do with state in a secular system.

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 18, 2017 08:51pm

I am pleasantly surprised on the comments from Indians,

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 18, 2017 08:52pm

His hate and venomous videos are available on youtube for all those who don't know him.

Iqbal Mar 18, 2017 08:53pm

No more appeasement

Asit Ghosh Mar 18, 2017 08:54pm

He is a five term parliamentarian, always winning from the Muslim majority area of Gorakhpur. He is bachelor in mathematics, unmarried and follows a life of hardship and self denial. India is taking a new turn with people coming to power who have no Godfathers in politics and are self made. Yogi Aditynath runs a bhandara everyday and poor Muslims in his area are the biggest beneficiaries. No wonder he has never lost an election for the last 25 years. Under him, corruption will reduce radically and power brokers will have to find a different state to play their dirty games.

Observer Mar 18, 2017 08:53pm

@Faisal what is there to deny ? He contested elections and won, and there is no law that can prevent him from becoming chief minister.

rich Mar 18, 2017 08:50pm

i am a christian and i see no problem, he is elected by people m that is how democracy works, we dont like his work he will be out in 5 years

any govt in up will be better the BSP, SP and Congress, bec they made the state communal

i think he will be good, bec he has no chouce butn to work

Mustafa R. Mar 18, 2017 08:54pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com;

'There goes the secular state of India. It is now Hindu Republic State of India.'

It has been a Hindu Republic for 70 years, glad you are finally waking up.

jjjjj Mar 18, 2017 08:54pm

I'm from UP.I am fearing

Iqbal Mar 18, 2017 08:55pm

He was voted by people of up congrats to him.

Saif zulfiqar Mar 18, 2017 08:52pm

India also have their type of Mullas.

govind Mar 18, 2017 08:53pm

The first wrong decision of the modi govt. This is a step backward . Lets hope he preforms , maintains the social fabric

Mustafa R. Mar 18, 2017 08:54pm

@Sanjay;

'Shocking....'

Why?? Is he any more radical than any other BJP/RSS leader?

Leo Mar 18, 2017 08:59pm

It's a political move.Kindly highlight that there will be two Deputy Chief ministers . Modi will keep him in control!

AXH Mar 18, 2017 08:58pm

@Indian - "Why start with a negative perspective."

On the contrary, this article has simply described what this person is about.

Real indian Mar 18, 2017 08:59pm

A priest has become the cm of up...Very nice...

Leo Mar 18, 2017 08:59pm

@Vinay : yes I hope this will what would happen .. the two Deputy CMs have been appointed to keep him in control ..

Masood Hussain Mar 18, 2017 09:01pm

Hindu extremtsts are worse than Taliban./

Sanjay Mar 18, 2017 09:02pm

Should the Chief Minister be chosen by readers in Pakistan or in India who have an issue with secularism or religion? 325 MLAs have been elected out of a maximum possible 403. If the 325 decide on Yogi Adityanath then so be it. This is how democracy functions.

I remember that in 2014, people had similar views on Modi being elected PM. Look how great this has turned out for the Country.

I think that we should give the new CM a chance. I am sure that the PMO will be watching the state V E R Y closely.

Naresh Babu Mar 18, 2017 09:02pm

Now I have to laugh at my own country! Grow up UP people, come out of cast and religion politics

Shyam Mar 18, 2017 08:58pm

Just wait and watch. People criticising him today would be proven wrong. He's aggressive but does support to all communities . He would be back by two experienced deputy cm

Shivkumar Mar 18, 2017 09:02pm

@N.S right so for us to prove our secularism and SAB ka Saath SAB ka Vikas . We should forever keep a minority as our head of state or country right It's ppl and opinions like urself that pushes ppl to beer towards being a rightist

Inam Mar 18, 2017 08:58pm

We have sympathies for Muslim minority of UP.

Mustafa R. Mar 18, 2017 09:02pm

As a Pakistani I am happy, the CM nominate is India's more honest face, for too long the civilized world has been in denial mode about BJP and RSS being one and the same.

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 18, 2017 09:04pm

@Asit Ghosh You guys will go at length to justify all these radicles coming to power. Your PM has blood of 2000 innocent muslims on his hands, and was denied entry into USA ( even before Trump) for this genocide.

Punjabi Indian Mar 18, 2017 09:04pm

@Sanjay ....very shocking decision by PM Modi ! There were any number of talented and able administrators from UP in state legislature and Centre , it defeats the purpose of the people of UP giving such a mammoth victory to the BJP. If the BJP leaders expect Yogi to reform himself... We know a lepord cannot change its spots ! A good opportunity squandered ...

Khan Mar 18, 2017 09:03pm

Just goes to show how right Jinnah was!

INSIDER Mar 18, 2017 09:04pm

As an Indian and Hindu..i too was disappointed by this shocking news... he was far from the right choice..

Maxx Mar 18, 2017 09:04pm

According to RSS ideology, Muslims can live in India just as tenants and not as home owners, they should happily consider themselves in the class of Dalits...

They can live in Ghettos but not along higher castes, check how Muslims cannot get any property in upscale housing or better areas.

They, Muslims, can live as subjugated, oppressed, ruled, disenfranchised second class citizens...according to RSS ideology.

R.K.Dubey Mar 18, 2017 09:05pm

An excellent choice for U.P. All persons are equal and they should be treated equally. BJP and Yogi's motto is sabaka saath, saabka vikas.

Adeka Mar 18, 2017 09:07pm

Not able to digest this choice of CM as an common Indian

Punjabi Indian Mar 18, 2017 09:07pm

We feel very sorry that the PM has handed over the mist prized state into the hands of a divisive person ...

vish Mar 18, 2017 09:06pm

Time to say "Oh God"! This decision could lead to Mr.Modi's downfall.

Desi Dimag Mar 18, 2017 09:06pm

He will be proved a great leader like Modi and Trump.

Shahzaib latif Mar 18, 2017 09:07pm

Thanks jinah very much.

Subhash bose Mar 18, 2017 09:07pm

Do not go on popular perception.

Yogi is a literate person. He is masters degree holder in a subject of Mathematics. Won 5 times in Lower House ( Loksabha ).

Being Yogi ( Bramhachari ) , he will not have family bandwagon with him. So there is no chance of corruption at his level.

It is true that he is rather harsh in public meetings. But we must judge him on actual performance as Chief Minister. Lots of checks and balances will not allow him to go to far. The best part of Indian Democracy is that if he dosen't perform, he will be simply kicked out.

Being a Chief Minister elect, let's wish him best with a clear eye on his performance at all the times.

Ashwin Mar 18, 2017 09:03pm

@KALY My parents, Mom and Dad, both's family is from Gorakhpur, and many more from UP and Allahabad. I know enough from them.

Zak Mar 18, 2017 09:04pm

Thank you Qaid e Azam and all those who gave us independence and removed the chance of violent Hindu extremist ruling us like this man, who is using the government apparatus against Minorities. In pakistan, extremist are outside the govt attacking it, in India extremists are in Govt attacking the people and Minorities.

Manoj Lalchandani Mar 18, 2017 09:08pm

Oh God! This Sangh Parivari in orange dress. I couldnt think Modi Ji & Amit Shah could scoop so low. And no, his performance in Gorakhpur does not matter. There is enough evidence from him on Youtube to prove he is dangerous to the fabric of India and in particular the state of U.P.

satt Mar 18, 2017 09:09pm

Hindutva slapped on the face of India.

Zak Mar 18, 2017 09:06pm

@Faisal absolutely correct. The usual; deny, distort, deflect. Results of daily brain washing.

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 18, 2017 09:10pm

Even the Germans elected Hitler by ballot. They are still ashamed! Lets see how many Ikhlaqs now get lynched for carrying beef in their refrigerators.

Zak Mar 18, 2017 09:11pm

@Indian his past has already proven how he will perform.

saudagar Mar 18, 2017 09:07pm

what a wise decision by amit shah , yogi is quaint yet intrepid leader ,all upians will be happy !

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 18, 2017 09:11pm

@Subhash bose Hitler was literate too.

Kashmiri eagle, Mar 18, 2017 09:12pm

Symptoms of down fall are imminent.The Indian state will be in pool of innocent blood . There will be confusion and chaos every where.Rapes and roits will be like norm.

Raj Patel Mar 18, 2017 09:15pm

@Ashwin He was MP since before NaMO became PM. He is winning MP seats last four terms from Gorakhpur. Just Check your info. Muslims in is area also vote for him and don't consider him as threat.

GS Mar 18, 2017 09:16pm

@kks why? Everything is constitutional. Just because you don't like someone you cant complain. He won through a democratic process

Raj Patel Mar 18, 2017 09:13pm

This selection is only and only to curb goonda raj of UP. Goonda raj keeping UP backward hence to mitigate strong man is given charge.

vorshal Mar 18, 2017 09:15pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com -- Muslims in India will still prefer to stay in India, and UP too! Any bets?

G.Vignesh Mar 18, 2017 09:21pm

When you attend the exam and ur result is out of syllabus,this is political suicide by modi and bjp, when hardcore modi supporters are afraid you can understand how bad ur choice , I urge the Muslim community either to move to South India where there is no communal problems,or move to middle East and come back after some years when all pblms in UP are over

sky Mar 18, 2017 09:20pm

@Shahryar Shirazi But Modi as CM visited China. You dont trust Chinese decision?

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Mar 18, 2017 09:16pm

@pakistanI . My Dear friend. You do not have an iota of idea about secular fabric of India. In india in every village and town u can find a mosque. In every major pilgrims centre u too can find a mosque. We hindus do not have any grudge against our Muslim brothers. We want them as much as we want Hindus. India was secular ;is secular and will remain secular. Neither Modi or Adityanath can change it. After Babri Mosque demolition a lot of hindu temple in Pakistan and Bangladesh were destroyed. But you have never heard of reverse incidents in India when a temple is destroyed in Pakistan or Bangladesh. So we are secular and will remain so.

Vivek Wani Mar 18, 2017 09:17pm

NAMO could appoint some one else.

saudagar Mar 18, 2017 09:17pm

@Raj Patel wisely penned ! muslims and hindus ,both want freedom from sp and bsp goons

GS Mar 18, 2017 09:17pm

@Real indian "A priest has become CM of UP" If corrupt and stupid people can be CM or Prssident, why not a priest

Uday Kulkarni Mar 18, 2017 09:22pm

A truly secular Indian always feared about influence of RSS on BJP. I was never a supporter of BJP with exception of Modi whom I support because he has genuine intentions to do good for India. Was always sceptical of people like Yogi Adityaath; which is a poor choice as a CM of UP> he may now focus on building Ram Mandir and Gharwapsi programs instead of fulfilling the main promises made by Modi to the electorate as below:

1)Infrastructure & Development - Agra-Lucknow expressway , Lucknow metro, Bullet trains ...

2)Rapid Industrialization - Implementation of multimillion dollar projects already envisaged & prevention of closing down of sugar mills

3) Law & Order improvement - Controlling crime rates, action against land grabbing mafias & women protection.

4) Farmers Welfare - Waiver of farm debts & loans of economically weaker farmers being exposed to losing their lands.

If the Adityanath and his team loses the above focus; it will be reason for downfall of Modi in 2019.

Desi Dimag Mar 18, 2017 09:18pm

A Very right choice for UP when ISIS is spreading its wing in the state.

Harmony-1© Mar 18, 2017 09:23pm

@KALY - "@Ashwin - You know nothing...."

And you have revealed a lot of 'knowledge' :)

M Mirza Mar 18, 2017 09:23pm

This man has cases against him. I am not surprised . This is a world trend now.

kerala Mar 18, 2017 09:23pm

@Masood Hussain Yeah we know who all are blowing up humans worldwide. I congratulate Modi for not following minority appeasement politics happening in all other parts of India .

Ashok kulkarni Mar 18, 2017 09:20pm

Yogiji gets elected from muslim dominated areas of Gorakhpur continuously for four terms. He is well respected by Hindus as well as Muslims in his constituency for his development work.Let us keep our fingers crossed as how he performs as Chief Minister in one year.Do not forget we had a Muslim League CM of Kerala state few years back.Be accommodative & watch for the next one year.

syed Mar 18, 2017 09:25pm

hardliners are growing and are being situated at all top positions all around the world,,,not a coincidence in my opinion,,,world is about to see something crazy in next few years...I hope I am wrong.

subh Mar 18, 2017 09:26pm

@pakistanI How about going for a visit some time and seeing the facts on the ground? Do not you think thats better than spreading rumour

TR Mar 18, 2017 09:25pm

@Ashwin How do you term him bad? If he is bad, how have people re elected him as MP five times. He mainly talks on development and hope will concentrate on the same. Give him a chance to prove his good intentions.

Subhash bose Mar 18, 2017 09:22pm

@Shahryar Shirazi : Absolutely wrong. Adolf Hitler tried art school 3 times, but failed. He has merely complete highschool.

TOTA rAM verma Mar 18, 2017 09:23pm

If you don't like him it is your problem , people who have voted BJP knows what they want and what is the need of the hour , Modi and Amit shah has to fall in line and declare him so . BTW, I am from UP and we know better than anyone else what we need.

fact Mar 18, 2017 09:27pm

Yes people should celebrate. He is honest, brave, candid. He is best CM. Mod select candidate on base of merit.

JAMIL SOOMRO, NEW YORK CITY Mar 18, 2017 09:23pm

It is full speed Hindutawa all the way?

vorshal Mar 18, 2017 09:27pm

Surprised . Why should Pakistanis be concerned about a person elected democratically elected? We need to give him a chance!

Please Mar 18, 2017 09:27pm

Dear Pakistanis, CM of Uttat Pradesh is not your concern neither state of minorities of India. Please focus on the state of minorities in your country. If i understood correctly non Muslims can not be state head in Pak. So please think before commenting.

IN_TO_PK_TO_US Mar 18, 2017 09:28pm

India deserves this! for choosing such a party to lead the country and for not having a Modi like individual in Congress party. This will show to the world how 'shining India' is and where it is heading.... :) Good!!!!

And I am also glad my father & his family left this crappy state long time ago, and for that matter, I am happy we left Pakistan too :)

Invincible Mar 18, 2017 09:25pm

A million praises of appreciation to our visionary Founding Father, Quaid e Azam for rescuing Muslims from such a heinous Hindutva tsunami by creating Pakistan!

We were and are so blessed when my paternal family's seniors were wise and patriotic enough to gladly give up their palatial estates in UP, Hindustan during Partition to live freely and flourish in our beloved Pakistan.

Vimal Mar 18, 2017 09:31pm

Payback time

vorshal Mar 18, 2017 09:33pm

@Zak -- You have had people in power and they have had much more deplorable past than this person, and yet in power! Do you need names?

Asit Ghosh Mar 18, 2017 09:29pm

@Shahryar Shirazi Dear Sir, Yogi Adityanath has won the Gorakhpur Parliament constituency 5 times, starting from the age of 26. For your kind information, Gorakhpur is that constituency which has the highest number of Muslim population in India. He wouldn't be winning from there as a matter of routine if he was corrupt or incompetent. Just because he is a Hindu monk, does not make him communal - India has a system in place that does not allow election campaign based on communal hatred. I respect your apprehensions as a Pakistani about a Hindu monk becoming the Chief Minister of a Muslim dominated Indian state, that too the largest state, but you also need to respect the wishes and aspirations of the people of that state. Is that asking for too much?

Nitin Mar 18, 2017 09:34pm

When our prime minister won the elections everybody was saying the same thing but after 3 years we can see where we are and what are the things that he has done for India. So at this time i m still positive with this decision that he will work for UP development. If not then he knows the consequences and Modi will not tolerate him

Sarak Chaap Mar 18, 2017 09:36pm

The beginning of Indian era, no wonder so soon

mark sebastin Mar 18, 2017 09:36pm

one of the powerful leader of UP . We christians are safe under his regime .He has nationalist Thinking .Love you shri shri yogi adithyanand ji .

Desi Dimag Mar 18, 2017 09:33pm

BJP is rubbing salt on Congres, SP and BSP's wound.

point of view Mar 18, 2017 09:38pm

Although, the decision looks not impressive yet hope he will perform well.

Dil Mar 18, 2017 09:39pm

Indian Muslims already depreived community will suffer more now . time is proving two nation theory was absolutly correct !

ratioalist Mar 18, 2017 09:40pm

@Maxx just like dhimmis!!!! that will be unfortunate

sangun Mar 18, 2017 09:41pm

Many in this forum aren't understanding larger purpose of this move. It's a masterstroke by BJP for the 2019 elections. Now with Yogi Adityanath as CM, BJP will make sure UP is governed well without any bias against muslims. And come 2019 elections, nobody would believe the opposition parties when they blame the BJP on communal grounds, which they've done for such a long time. I can predict with out any hesitation that it's BJP in 2019.

Harmony-1© Mar 18, 2017 09:41pm

@Manoj Lalchandani - Nice to see some sane comments like that from you guys - some others have commented too. This appointment is a far cry from what India stood for all these years!

SHARMAJI Mar 18, 2017 09:41pm

Very Bad choice indeed........................

Asok Chattopadhyay Mar 18, 2017 09:44pm

Nomination of such a heinous hindutvawadi ideologue as CM may augment the communal flare-up in UP and even in the national scene.

Sandesh Mar 18, 2017 09:39pm

Really bad choice.. I'm sure BJP will pay for it!!

nil roy Mar 18, 2017 09:43pm

@Shahryar Shirazi :). there goes again!

RDM Mar 18, 2017 09:40pm

Yogi is a "Hindu". This is what the issue for so called secular people. Seems, many people in this forum never heard Azam Khan's speaches!

SIKAPHCROT Mar 18, 2017 09:44pm

cool... now the Ram Mandir will be finally made..

nil roy Mar 18, 2017 09:46pm

@Masood Hussain :) there goes an eminent historian and current affairs watcher!

Indian4RMBLORE Mar 18, 2017 09:41pm

Dont worry Pakistan bro, our Muslim bro. Will be safe and taken good care. Our democracy wont allow any wrong

hasrat Mar 18, 2017 09:42pm

India, secular state? Really? Who was behind the killing of Mahatma Ghandi? Which party is in power? BJP is playing a dangerous game. Pleasing the moderate to put crack in traditionalist. Please keep in mind the geography of Kashmir and UP.

Shoaib proud Indian kashmiri Mar 18, 2017 09:46pm

Nobody is talking about his good works.He has a janta darwar ie everyday in morning peoples of all faiths come to him and solved their problems helping in disputes, monetary.He is also a science graduate and know how to lead UP.

Right Mar 18, 2017 09:51pm

@Masood Hussain how exactly? Some points? Incidents?

point of view Mar 18, 2017 09:52pm

India does not need any certification from Pakistanis for whom to be the CM of state of UP. We have democracy and in democratic setup anybody can become the CM.

dil say pakistani Mar 18, 2017 09:51pm

Like PM like CM..

Vin Mar 18, 2017 09:51pm

Its a v sad day for India and honestly I will rethink my vote for current govt in next election. How is Yogi diff from say Trump (they are both the same). I can tell the reason why Yogi has been made the CM. UP is a big state, as big as Pakistan. Now there are so many communities that if I make one Yadav a CM then others are unhappy. So here comes in Yogi who by becoming a Monk and living a bachelor has risen above caste and communities and is identified with all castes. Still that is no justification. Yes am quite sure that Modi will not allow Yogi to disrupt UP and force him to perform but still I may not vote for current govt the next time

Dolphie Mar 18, 2017 09:53pm

Muslim women voted for him due to the triple Talaq issue. Indian muslims biggest enemy is their mullah

Nasiroski Mar 18, 2017 09:48pm

I thought Indians were smarter and observing the disasters of mixing religion with politics in Pakistan they will learn lesson, but surprisingly they falling into the same hole. Sorry guys but you should never mix religion with politics, smarter nations learned that lesson centuries ago.

Ravi Sankar KATRAGADDA Mar 18, 2017 09:54pm

Saddened. Shocked. I was hoping modiji to be more sensible and wiser. Were we all fooled? For now I can only hope that better sense prevails, if not seriously worrying ... Don't want the country to go pakistan way, we have been seeing how moderates have been subdued in there. Can some magician conjure a trick so moderates from either side of the border take on the ultras of sub-continent.

Nasiroski Mar 18, 2017 09:55pm

@Indian Sorry but you are just being apologetic, same old same old...

R.s. Menon Mar 18, 2017 09:55pm

Sinha, the technocrat, could have been a better choice as UP CM. However it is too early to predict doomsday for UP minorities. BJP Governments are in 15 states and there is no communal violence in any of these states. Moreover, there is Modi at the Observation Post having a strict watch.

R.S. Menon, Bangalore

brijesh Indian Mar 18, 2017 09:52pm

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best

Shahzad Mar 18, 2017 09:53pm

Give the guy a chance. Its an uphill task for him.

UPIAN Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

Shock waves and ripples in the Muslim community in UP and rest of India...a cold chill down the spine after this news.

So it's not about winning the hearts and minds of Muslims...it is about controlling them....right.

Abhishek Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com finally a Pakistani acknowledging the fact that we are secular and don't worry we will remain so forever you concentrate on your so called non state actors and the radicalised taliban and on the well being of your own country. we about to change for the better.

Jamil Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

@KALY Ashwin is telling the truth.

Sameer Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

So why should he not be made the Chief minister?? He led the election campaign and won the election for BJP. And now it appears that arm chair analysts will decide what is right and secular....

VIVAAN SINGH Mar 18, 2017 09:59pm

I m very happy long live right wing!!

vin Mar 18, 2017 10:00pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com n why not ?

amar Mar 18, 2017 09:57pm

False propaganda agaunst a great person...media are the worstly biased versions...All muslims people in his constituency only vote him at a larger rate...than hindus...

nasir Mar 18, 2017 10:02pm

Just look at the choice of BJP, Majority Indians who supported BJP and Modi will be ashamed today.

Ind bihari Mar 18, 2017 09:57pm

Just respect the HINDUTYA idealogy also

Jamil Mar 18, 2017 10:01pm

@GIRISH This tells us actually where Modi is taking India towards.

Ind bihari Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

Its Hindustan, so what is wrong to make HINDU as CM or PM?

amar Mar 18, 2017 09:58pm

@Ashwin he own 7 timea..not only this time

dr abhay Mar 18, 2017 10:03pm

@pakistanI thanks for what you comment. We all know within our hearts that which country is fair with their minorities. let us know cry over it. :)

SAT Mar 18, 2017 09:59pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com After creation of Pakistan in 1947, what was left was Hindu Republic of India. Now some mistakes made earlier are being corrected. No problem for any law abiding Indian citizen believing in equality before law.

For many centuries, the country was known as HINDUSTHAN.

brijesh Indian Mar 18, 2017 10:03pm

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best

durya Mar 18, 2017 10:00pm

It takes two to clap. Hindus alone cannot carry on the secular bogey. Indian Muslims are depending on Hindus to be secular while they continue to be a communal Vote Bank.

Jamil Mar 18, 2017 10:00pm

@GIRISH What is Modi upto?

Harmony-1© Mar 18, 2017 10:00pm

@Punjabi Indian - "very shocking decision by PM Modi"

Modi considers himself answerable to RSS than parliament. He went to RSS headquarters to present himself before the RSS Brahmin chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP’s parliamentary board were there to demonstrate their accountability to the RSS. Clearly the RSS chief calls the real shots as government's policy maker as key government appointments are made with his blessing.

brijesh Indian Mar 18, 2017 10:10pm

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best

Salmam Mar 18, 2017 10:07pm

soon all Indian will realize that these extremists will destroy the image of their country. Consistent policies of BJP and acts against minorities will expose soon to rest of the world and everyone would see the real face of India.

brijesh Indian Mar 18, 2017 10:13pm

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best

Jamil Mar 18, 2017 10:10pm

@Khan I salute the foresight of Jinnah!

R K HASTIR Mar 18, 2017 10:12pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com he will never compromise with national interest.

Anna Mar 18, 2017 10:17pm

Wonderful choice. Couple of reason behind this. First he is tough and UP needs a tough CM,Second only he could have delivered for BJP in next general election. Make me laugh when I hear word of secularism here.

Vishwa Bharati Public School Mar 18, 2017 10:14pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com inshallah

another@indian Mar 18, 2017 10:19pm

mark my words, he will be the best CM UP had ever get yet.

After 15 years from now you will see him as indian PM too.

srini Mar 18, 2017 10:23pm

Remember guys, our PM Modi and Amith Shah are not stupids to select him. He is able candidate in many respects. PM knows exactly what he is doing.

Dr. Salaria, aamir Ahmad Mar 18, 2017 10:25pm

Yet another silly joke by the "movers and shakers" in New Delhi.

y name Mar 18, 2017 10:25pm

@Spinoza :Yeah, right on the heels of ISIS!

John Mar 18, 2017 10:25pm

@jjjjj -"I'm from UP.I am fearing'

Lol. Then return your awards, that- if you have received any.

UP Mar 18, 2017 10:26pm

Very bad for minorities especially muslims living in that state.Gujrat like massacre of muslims cannot be ruled out.Bad for india itself in long term.

Justin Mar 18, 2017 10:27pm

He is a dynamic leader. I don't find anything wrong in selecting him. Hope he can bring the change in India's biggest state.I'm a Christian and I don't fear hearing such things. Because we are enjoying enough freedom than any country in Asia.Fear is for whom who does wrong. India is secular and will be ever.

ved Mar 18, 2017 10:27pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com what is problem is yogi or someone else. Indian are not secular they are religious people historically. (india includes all three)

kaliraja thangamani Mar 18, 2017 10:29pm

In India constitution rules with all support. Nobody can disturb Peace in the society.

Khan USA Mar 18, 2017 10:26pm

Incredible India !

Khan USA Mar 18, 2017 10:27pm

@Ashwin Both are same !

Girish Mar 18, 2017 10:28pm

If Pakisatan can be Islamic Republic of Pakistan why not Hindu Republic of India .

Lwt Mar 18, 2017 10:33pm

@Inam please take them in.

SID Mar 18, 2017 10:34pm

@Ashwin He is a five time MP of Gorakhpur from 1998 . He became MP at the age of 26. He won Lok sabha election in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 . And he has not won UP state election. He is sitting MP in Lok Sabha & will have to fight election within 6 months . Where was Modi in 1998 ?

RE Mar 18, 2017 10:37pm

Seems now "Ghar Wapsi" compaign will be in full swing after his nomination.

SID Mar 18, 2017 10:33pm

@Maxx You must be reading paid media version of RSS ideology .

kaly Mar 18, 2017 10:39pm

@Maxx - Stop spreading lies, there are 4500 schools run by RSS and a very good number of Muslim students are a part of it.

I am wondering how people are commenting, BJP has own and can make anyone as CM, don't understand why you people are so interested about UP?

SID Mar 18, 2017 10:45pm

@Shahryar Shirazi Hitler was not elected by democratic process.

In the final two free elections before Hitler’s rise to power, in July and November 1932, the Nazis received 38% and 33% of the vote, respectively .It not enough to bring them into government. In the 1932 presidential election, Hitler lost to Hindenburg by a wide margin.Hitler came to power not through elections, but because Hindenburg and the circle around Hindenburg ultimately decided to appoint him chancellor in January 1933. This was the result of backroom dealing and power politics, not any kind of popular vote. It is true that after Hitler was already ensconced as chancellor, the Nazis subsequently won the March 1933 elections. But this was in the wake of the Reichstag fire, when the government had passed an emergency law that sharply restricted the activities of left-of-center parties (including the arrest of many Communist leaders). Thus it was not free & fair election.

Ex secular Mar 18, 2017 10:46pm

If mullana abul kalam Azad can become cabinet minister than why can't a yogi became CM

Indian Mar 18, 2017 10:48pm

Honestly, I don't like it. But let's wait and see.

SID Mar 18, 2017 10:49pm

@Maxx Public of India doesn't need approval from western countries about their Govt .

sky Mar 18, 2017 10:53pm

@Raj Patel UP though has excellent resources, but has always come in bottom half in growth charts, due to 2 major factors -- law&order & corruption. This choice is more to cover that front. There will be major challenges on how Yogi & company will continue to deliver without disturbing the social fabric of the state. It's a risky move for sure, as any negative developments will definitely erode vote base in next elections.

harith Mar 18, 2017 10:55pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Hinduism itself is secularism; any one can worship god in the way they wish, any where in India.

Ashraf U.P. Mar 18, 2017 10:56pm

We voted to BJP for the development of Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath is not against Islam and nor against muslims. He is against of corrupt people. May God bless he achieve the goals to develop U.P. and eradicate the castism.

Hafeez, Canada Mar 18, 2017 10:56pm

Thank you Qaid Azam for giving us Pakistan. What a visionary who could see hundreds of years ahead.

Malik Zaman Mar 18, 2017 10:58pm

India/Modi wants to beat Trumph. Who wants progressive and prosprous India....when you can have a religious/nationalist regime. Theres Only some 300,000,000 minot

Prateik Mar 18, 2017 10:58pm

Modi was also branded hardliner before he became PM of India.

sam Mar 18, 2017 10:55pm

Could turn as Another Modi for India in future!!!

Malik Zaman Mar 18, 2017 10:56pm

Who wants the 200,000,000 minority population......they will either flee or get in their senses after hinduvta ideology is achieved.

DEEP WITHIN Mar 18, 2017 11:00pm

To all those criticizing modi and adityanath must ponder on the reason which led to the rise of bjp and hindutva. why did the people rejected the so called 'secular parties' and voted for bjp.was it because of a feeling of alienation and discrimination at the hand of these 'secular parties' or because of the politics of minority appeasement. Why did the majority who voted for congress suddenly deserted them. This is because of the discontent towards the 'secular parties' which led to the rise of bjp. The politics of minority appeasement is to be blamed the politics of name calling is to he blamed.

GURUCHAND Mar 18, 2017 10:59pm

Indian democracy is strong enough to tackle any person disobeying its constitution, which prescribes for equal treatment to all its citizens. If Mr Yogi succeeds in delivering good administration, the opponents would have nothing left to complain any thing else. A nice move by the Indian Prime Minister!

sHAFI Mar 18, 2017 11:05pm

He is part of RSS and it is very dangerous for world.

Manoj Mar 18, 2017 11:01pm

Feeling proud for yogi

Imtiaz Mar 18, 2017 11:08pm

These same people were saying the same thing about Modi when he came to power

Imtiaz Mar 18, 2017 11:08pm

@pakistanI wish you good luck there bro..hope you remain safe

gknatarajan Mar 18, 2017 11:06pm

i honestly think common muslims will relatively be safe under BJP rule in UP, who ever is the cheif minister! ofcourse, those indulging in illegal activities will have a tough time, YOGI, being a family less person, he may not indulge in corruption and amassing wealth !while in power. so other members of ruling junta will also be careful, because of YOGI, in state, an modiji in center!have patience and wait and see!do not hate, just because he wears safrron cloths!!

Anirban Mar 18, 2017 11:08pm

Sorry peeps. This is the day I feel truly ashamed as an Indian.

Atticus from india Mar 18, 2017 11:09pm

Very disappointing

Apache_indian Mar 18, 2017 11:11pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com,

He holds a degree in mathematics and has been a multiple term member parliament. His area has never had religious riots and has helped bring All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Gorakhpur (a relative backwater).

He has more development agenda than you would know.

shahid Khan Mar 18, 2017 11:15pm

Proves the point that Quiad-i-Azam was right in seeking a separate state

Kavita Mar 18, 2017 11:17pm

Simply loving the Pakistani comments here. Day made.

Jim Mar 18, 2017 11:17pm

Good choice. He is a disciplinarian and pro development and doesn't come with two faces like the leaders of other parties. At least Ganga can be cleaned now.

zulfiqar Mar 18, 2017 11:14pm

Modi led government is giving reward to the voters giving them a fundamentalist and controversial figure as CM.

HZR Mar 18, 2017 11:18pm

@Faisal No denial' It is an overdue development and is like the trend elsewhere in the world

timetostopthis Mar 18, 2017 11:25pm

Stop jumping to conclusions. He was democratically elected by the electorate in a free and fair election process. So give him time to perform. Modi is no fool. There must be good reasons why he was appointed to this all important position.

jaydeep Mar 18, 2017 11:25pm

@Faisal What Denial !!! He is the people's choice and we respect our peoples decision. We are proud of the BJP.

Sharjeel Lasharie Mar 18, 2017 11:28pm

@Kashmiri eagle, how many riots happened in last 3 years?

Truth prevails Mar 18, 2017 11:28pm

Master stroke by Modi!! This is what youth of UP wanted. This will encourage opposition like Congress, SP and BSP to do cheap politics for muslim vote banks. This is what BJP wants. This steps will certainly make road easy for 2019 Loksabha election! Still Modi haters and opposition will fall in Modi's trap!!

Sia Rao Mar 18, 2017 11:30pm

@Shahryar Shirazi

We are all the citizens of the same planet at the end of the day and humanity is the only true religion that should be practiced. Hindu or muslim or any innocent life should never be subject to any form of terror. I hope someday all of us do come together irrespective of being from any religion or nation and just behave a citizens of the world and learn to care for each other.

Makeitpossible Mar 18, 2017 11:28pm

This is good decision by BJP. Yogi is good choice. Seculars, thinkers, a section of award winners and thugs in media will cry as has been but thanks BJP for considering people's mandate. Yogi talks about rights of Hindus and that does not make him divisive or communal.

Makeitpossible Mar 18, 2017 11:35pm

There is no such thing as 'radical' in Hinduism. He is a 'Yogi' - abstaining from worldly life. Living in school and will remain single for rest of the life. He talks about rights of Hindus and that does not make him communal or radical.

brijesh Indian Mar 18, 2017 11:42pm

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best

Kalpa Mar 18, 2017 11:39pm

@Ric I think future PM of India after modi would be Devendra fasnavis.

Varun singh Mar 18, 2017 11:47pm

@Shahryar Shirazi YouTube is also full of Owasso Brothers videos against Hindu what do u think about it. Btw I don't like yogi but he is elected as cm by Mr Modi so we Indians believe in Modi and if he elect him as cm, he also has power to put him up from cm chair if his work is not satisfactory

Sarak Chaap Mar 18, 2017 11:58pm

The beginning of the down fall, so soon

gopi Mar 18, 2017 11:59pm

one good thing about having a sanyaasi as CM will be that he wont have any personal and property ambitions and he wont be corrupt. whatever good or bad he has uttered should be forgotten as his working style will be under scrutiny from Delhi and the two deputy CMs. UP has to be cautious about attempts of unrest by opposition parties, awaiting for the smallest oppurtunity to malign BJP.

Bloom Mar 19, 2017 12:02am

Don't know where the comments will keep their face when UP will see good governance in the comings days. With the manage given it is the choice of bjp to appoint whoever it thinks will do the job well for the state. So haters can keep hating while Upites will see a good governance controlled by cm or pm.it doesn't matter who controls add long as the state is progressing well. Mind you it was the same ppl who trusted in pm's ideology and voted them to power. Now it is the leadership that had to deliver.

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Mar 19, 2017 12:03am

He is never anti Muslim. He is only against anti nationals.He knows how to protect secular fabric of our country.

sik Mar 19, 2017 12:09am

Please remember he is not a Mulla. People of UP overwhelmingly voted for PM Modi's development for ALL agenda. So please don't mix religion and politics. Yogi will make sure that all sections of the society is benefitted by implementing PM Modi's agenda. Uttar Pradesh will be a Uttam (Best) Pradesh in 5 years. May God bless UP.

seeker Mar 19, 2017 12:07am

I am an Indian and dislike this choice for CM. Putting the word "Yogi" before his name is an insult to the term Yogi because Yoga is much more than just physical calisthenics. People like him and Uma Bharati will just push India backwards. Hindu radicalization is not an answer to the Islamic radicalization that is growing around the world. Wish BJP had picked up someone wiser and with progressive mindset.

Uday Kulkarni Mar 19, 2017 12:14am

My biggest disappointment after Modi taking over as Prime minister is NOT DEMONETISATION but appointment of Adityanath as CM. Understand they he was elected by the elected MLAs of BJP in the UP election; but we can only hope that the selection of two Deputy CMs may possibly provide some checks and balances.

Rohail Mar 19, 2017 12:14am

@Karachit You should be worried about Muslims living in that State.

Krishna Baddam Mar 19, 2017 12:33am

This is very disappointing

Dabang Mar 19, 2017 12:36am

It is India's internal matter. It does not effect us, hence we must not be concerned about it. We have our own issues which need to be sorted out.

Jonty rhodes Mar 19, 2017 12:37am

This is a master stroke by Modi. People hear are talking about radicalism & religion. But this is a purely political decision. Adityanath is a very strong figure in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. He has a huge presence there. He is a rebellion by nature. His relationship with BJP leadership was not on good terms for long time. He had the potential to become a big headache for BJP in 2019 national elections. By making him CM, BJP has finished his rebellion & earned his loyalty. He will be fully supportive of BJP in 2019 now. So eastern UP for BJP is secured. Western UP is more developed and traditionally votes BJP. Its only central UP, that is a problem but Modi can take care of it himself. People who are seeing this appointment from religious aspect, need to look at this from political aspect. BJP is just securing its political future for 2019 elections & UP is a critical state for that with 80 seats if they want to get majority again in 2019.

Jim beam Mar 19, 2017 12:39am

@Inam Are you going to do anything for them. Has anything been done for them by the champions of secularism including Muslim representatives in the past? All of previous ones only lined their pockets. That is a fact.

Salman Ahmed Mar 19, 2017 12:46am

Nice! Center me Modi, UP Yogi!

schali Mar 19, 2017 12:47am

@Indian: Why start with a negative perspective? Because he has a negative perspective of India and Hinduism. You know his brand of Hinduism is diametrically opposite of what it stands for, Viswajaneenatha (Universal brotherhood).

He is also a misnomer for a Yogi, a Yogi who has not given up any thing.

schali Mar 19, 2017 12:50am

@Karachit As a human being, I am extremely disillusioned.

schali Mar 19, 2017 12:52am

@KALY At least, he knows "nothing". What do you know, less than nothing?

schali Mar 19, 2017 12:53am

@Pure ind You mean to say, the party had no other choice?

schali Mar 19, 2017 12:52am

@Khan You realize only now, even though you are experiencing the effects for the last 70 years!!

Gagandeep Sharma Mar 19, 2017 01:15am

@pakistanI I think the same for my Hindu and Sikh brothers who migrated to India in 1947 from Pakistan. Anyways trust me and pay a visit to your ancestral land UP once. Who knows you might realise that UP is actually better then Karachi.

Gagandeep Sharma Mar 19, 2017 01:19am

@jjjjj don't fear. You still have freedom to practice your religion unless Pakistan where minorities are forced to convert

IRON Mar 19, 2017 01:27am

@Maxx "According to RSS ideology, Muslims can live in India just as tenants and not as home owners, they should happily consider themselves in the class of Dalits...

They can live in Ghettos but not along higher castes, check how Muslims cannot get any property in upscale housing or better areas.

They, Muslims, can live as subjugated, oppressed, ruled, disenfranchised second class citizens...according to RSS ideology."

Just check how minorities live in Pakistan. You would understand what is considered as theory in India has been a reality in Pakistan. Since ages.

Gagandeep Sharma Mar 19, 2017 01:23am

@Inam do you share same feelings for Pakistani Hindus?

Piyu Mar 19, 2017 01:31am

Every country has ups and downs. India is not an exception. Though personally I don't like this Yogi Adityanath but you have to look at other side as well. It's the previous SP Govt in UP which should be blamed for this Yogi and BJPs victory. They blindly followed 'appeasement policy' towards Muslims, alienating majority Hindu population. SP leaders like Azam Khan, Mukhtar Ansari further generated fear among Hindus. A country where Muslims population grown very rapidly from 8℅ in 1947 to 17℅ in 2011 is obviously a reason for uncomfortableness for Right-wingers. Also Muslim majority areas like Kashmir have secessionist movements. This further adds fuel. In total, as a Hindu, I wish my country to remain a secular one. I don't want to live in a 'Hindu Rashtra'. I want to live in India which is beautiful example of "unity in diversity". Gandhi's India, Nehru's India where everybody is free to follow any religion and where everybody has guarantee of equality of opportunity.

Rajiv Ranjan Mar 19, 2017 01:41am

One of the darkest day for Indian democracy and secularism.

Dia Mar 19, 2017 01:51am

Yes, the minorities better not burn public property and majority people alive in India. It will be the end of them if they don't behave as citizens.

AKhan Mar 19, 2017 01:52am

If the people of India are good, then no leader will bring harm to their neighbors.

GET real Mar 19, 2017 01:52am

He will regain control on the lawlessness and the bahubali culture! The hindutva agenda will stop Congress style appeasement. That's obvious!! What locals say is what matters. SM will speculate!!

Observer Mar 19, 2017 01:59am

@Kashmiri eagle, That seems to be your wish. Very ugly wishes.

Arun Mar 19, 2017 01:58am

He is not a radical. He is an elected member. But still i feel he is not fit for the chief minister's post.

Imran Mar 19, 2017 02:00am

@Faisal Exactly right.

Imran Mar 19, 2017 02:02am

Thank God for Pakistan. I am so happy that my grandparents migrated from India and allowed me to be born in an independent country. We Pakistani's need to be grateful for what we have and need to strive to make our country better.

adi Mar 19, 2017 02:01am

Good Choice.

alla bux Mar 19, 2017 02:11am

It is Islamic Republic of Pakistan and now it could be Hindu India.

Azad kashmir Mar 19, 2017 02:10am

@Ric Pakistan can handle the enemy well

kranti Mar 19, 2017 02:11am

Thanks GOD, finally one hindu is made CM...

Sri Mar 19, 2017 02:19am

Im extreamly very happy of aditya choice

Ka Romiji Mar 19, 2017 02:17am

Yogi Adityanath's stand for Triple Talaq was Openly and fiercely supported by 75% of Muslim Women of Uttar Pradesh

Sunny Mar 19, 2017 02:21am

@pakistanI what I see is you are still contemplating. That tells the state of Pakistan.

ga Mar 19, 2017 02:22am

Might be best to arm the Muslims and Christians in India for self-defense.

Krishna Mar 19, 2017 02:32am

@Inam Take them to your country, if they are willing

Jon Mar 19, 2017 02:57am

@Asit Ghosh Did you see him on Youtube Those poor Muslims are getting readay for Ghar Wapsi under his watch. Poverty is the biggest enemy in India and he is just a tool.

Alba Mar 19, 2017 03:08am

@Spinoza ........... No. India is overpopulated. They are running out of land. Running out of universities. Running out of electricity. Running out of everything. That is when people get really hostile with each other. Especially in the UP.

deps Mar 19, 2017 03:13am

@Ashwin Just for my information..can you please tell me one single bad thing that he has done!

Amin Mar 19, 2017 03:33am

I just hope gujurat does not happen again

Alba Mar 19, 2017 03:33am

@Asit Ghosh ..... Well. That's enlightenment. He has a good side and a bad side. There has to be a reason he is reelected and that must be it.

Alba Mar 19, 2017 03:39am

@jjjjj ... .... Treat everyone with respect and you will have nothing to fear from others.

Helloall Mar 19, 2017 03:46am

@pakistanI. Typical over reaction.

Helloall Mar 19, 2017 03:47am

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com. Those living in glass houses...

Joe Kool Mar 19, 2017 03:44am

Welcome to the world of Bharat no longer India.

vzy Mar 19, 2017 03:55am

Peoople said Samething when Modi was elected as PM.

Jack Mar 19, 2017 04:02am

@Zak yes bless him we got rid of the waste from India? There are more availabile if you want

Krishnan Mar 19, 2017 04:08am

@Adil hussain Very balanced comments. Thanks.

Shridhar Subrahmanyam Mar 19, 2017 04:28am

I am perplexed and aghast at this nut being made the Chief Minister. How could Modi do something so nonsensical?

Santosh Mar 19, 2017 04:37am

The fake seculars are truly out of the way now. India will definitely move forward in a very positive way.

rs Mar 19, 2017 04:45am

He is not a hypocrite. He talks straight. The earlier SP government had made such mean distinction by providing uninterrupted power during Muslim festivals and not doing the same during Hindu festivals. Also land for cremation ground was given to Muslims and not for Hindus. This was done not with love for Muslims but to make then a vote bank. But this time it backfired and SP lost miserably. Yogi Aditya nath will give a clean government with Modi's slogan 'sab ka saath and sab ka vikaas'. Give him time before making judgements.

Saraswati Mar 19, 2017 04:46am

The world will finally realize that hindutva stands for peace and harmony. Modi was demonized and see the transformation in India. Yogi will bring Hindu and Muslims together in UP and ensure all round development. Today poor Muslim women are beneficiaries of lpg connections and other social programs initiated by Modi

Ramkripal YADAV ( Ayodhya) Mar 19, 2017 04:47am

Those who saying he is a bad person they are dont know very much about him. he is a honest person he has done many work of devolopment in his district. He is very very popular in UP. he has been a member of parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency for five consecutive terms since 1998 but in his all political carrier there are not any accuse of curruption on him. As I can see in 2014 the same perspective was also for pm modi but now you can see how good he performs As PM of India. YOGI will also be a good CM for my state.

SK Mar 19, 2017 04:56am

Hindus learnt diamond cuts diamond . Secularism in India is just on papers. U need to state ur caste and creed just everywhere except train reservation and payment of taxes.

Roy Meddock Mar 19, 2017 04:57am

Yikes. He seems to not even pretend to be secular. But as Donald Trump has found out, the Courts step in and make sure the law of the land is followed. India is pretty secular and any attempt to practise religious discrimination will result in the Courts stopping him.

Ramkripal YADAV ( Ayodhya) Mar 19, 2017 04:59am

@Ashwin dont worry he has already said that he is doing very respact of pm modi and will always work according to him. He has never said that he want to be CM OF UP , he always said that he will do what modi will say after election. Modi has oppointed him As a CM because he was people's choise.

Sarak Chaap Mar 19, 2017 05:11am

Hinduatva unleashes

Amit Mar 19, 2017 05:22am

What is wrong with it. It is Hindustan after all. Nothing wrong with a Hindu leader.

Hind Mar 19, 2017 05:23am

@Ashwin he was the youngest mp at age of 26. Had been mp since 1998 continuously. Don't call a person bad without knowing him. Judgemental

Hind Mar 19, 2017 05:23am

Let's wait and watch. Divisive politics won't work in india.

teja Mar 19, 2017 05:39am

Everybody in UP will be dressed in orange :)

iftikhar bhutta Mar 19, 2017 05:45am

He will prove to be a charismatic leader i hope.

hind Mar 19, 2017 05:57am

@Shahryar Shirazi who writes your history books. hitler was never a democratically popular leader , he never even got mandate by votes. pls get educated first before commenting

hind Mar 19, 2017 06:02am

@Shahryar Shirazi "I am pleasantly surprised on the comments from Indians,"

I am glad u are

apakmuslim Mar 19, 2017 06:03am

@Faisal We can also build 100 s of examples on our side too. He may not be a right choice of CM but let us revisit how we operate within Pak. any better ?

Rebirth Mar 19, 2017 06:04am

Modi2019

Salman Mar 19, 2017 06:16am

Jinnah was right. Full Stop

sharma Mar 19, 2017 06:14am

GREAT MOVE BY BJP !!

REALLY Mar 19, 2017 06:20am

Secularism is not about appeasing and pampering Muslims all over the world.

kevin Mar 19, 2017 06:31am

I am a christian and I fully supported him. He is better than all other so called seculars. He is corruption free and surely work for the development and unity of the state.

FaiZa Mar 19, 2017 06:36am

How can world be quite on this.

Roman Mar 19, 2017 06:41am

That is true democracy. Anybody can come to hold higher public office through electoral politics. Modi was demonised by our neighbour but he proved them wrong. People should stop seeing through tinted glasses .

Jay Mar 19, 2017 06:42am

All the best

jaredlee67 Mar 19, 2017 06:52am

All readers should keep in mind that citizens in every country decided their own fate--by participating or not participating in the so-called democratic process. Sadly, populism has always played a major role in international politics. The more educated and well informed the masses are, the higher the chances of a sane person coming to power. However, there are always exceptions as we have seen recently in some of the developed parts of the world that even educated people elected figures based on populism. This is exactly when we should ask, are people really educated and well-informed, or are they as gullible as their counterparts in the developing world? Think and reflect on this.

Jab Mar 19, 2017 06:58am

Those People who go by face value and appearance are called judgmental. Everyone criticised Modi for his decisions initially but later ended in falling flat on face. I am sure same will happen here too.

Jab Mar 19, 2017 07:00am

@Kashmiri eagle, keep dreaming, and that is Current situation in Pakistan

Venkat Mar 19, 2017 07:03am

I see most of them calling him as bad choice CM. Since he is non corrupt and he is 5 times elected, am sure he will do much better . Earlier, Madhya Pradesh has uma bharathi as CM , BJP replaced her another with shvraj .. after BJP is unbeatable in MP. As young leader and graduate, he will do better .. lets hope ..

Siva D Mar 19, 2017 07:05am

Very troubling to say the least.

Bala Mar 19, 2017 07:08am

Anyone reads kuran can't be Muslim radical, in the same way if any one hindi religious pandit he also can't be hindu radical.

Just for information There are many shops near gorakhpur temple many of them are by muslim. And all of them feel secured becoz of yogi.

Lafanga Mar 19, 2017 07:05am

I had predicted many times before. India will only learn of Modi's agenda when he has majority on his side. Like a leopard who never changes its spots, its the same Modi who was presiding over Gujarat in 2002. What makes everyone, specially Muslims, think its a different Modi.

The other day most Indians were saying Muslims voted for BJP in UP. So this is what they voted for.

Mahboob alem Mar 19, 2017 07:11am

Political correctness is dead -- it has been since India elected Modi, US elected Trump. Nothing should surprise or shock anyone.

Shubham Mar 19, 2017 07:13am

An unfortunate choice .... Yes...However in recent times it is aptly proven that the only agenda that will work is Development For All...In earlier times caste, religion etc were needed to come to power and stay in power.. .Now that is changing....If the one in Power in UP uses extremist agenda, UP will waste another 5 yrs while Adityanath will be thrown out along with the party...However now that he has come to power, he doesn't actually need power...As a strategic choice Uniform development is the only option for sustenance....Else Akhilesh comes back with an actual seriousness for Development 5 yrs down.....People in India only want Development....

PakistanI Mar 19, 2017 07:15am

The muslims who voted for bjp in Up must be like what have we done!!!

brijesh Indian Mar 19, 2017 07:21am

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. if any party is disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for best.

brijesh Indian Mar 19, 2017 07:37am

he is the worst choice possible he may ruin all the good work done so far. we want communal harmony in UP and in our country. any party disturbing internal peace will be shown the door, like congress, bjp better be careful ,one positive i can see is he is not corrupt lets hope for the best

asif Ali Mar 19, 2017 07:37am

@pakistanI , In which world you are living, no communication with rest of world.

jawaid Mar 19, 2017 07:42am

As Indians are mostly peace loving, this choice is surprising.

PSB Mar 19, 2017 07:48am

@Adil hussain , good one brother.. The Yogi is math graduate and definitely he will prove himself as a better leader in coming days..

Anirb Mar 19, 2017 07:59am

@pakistanI Please check how many people dies in Karachi due to violence compared to UP and you will know the answer, whether the decision to move in 1947 was correct or not. It does not matter who kills or create terror, for the sufferer, its just terror and violence.

jana Mar 19, 2017 07:58am

What modi was 15 years ago is same what Yogi adithyanath today.so no need to panic just wait and watch .For the record he is been member of Parliament for the last 5 lol sabha election so he is more than what media portray about him just give him some time.

Anirb Mar 19, 2017 07:59am

@Asit Ghosh All these looks like Alice in Wonderland. None of his statements or actions in the past has any resemblance to what you have written.

Anirb Mar 19, 2017 08:01am

@PakistanI Yes, its a shocker. PM Modi's choices are not the best most of the times, whether it is Censor board head, or IIFT head, or RBI Governor or UP CM..Very surprising considering he is such a clever and intelligent person.

whiteflag Mar 19, 2017 08:07am

@Ashwin good choice he is very good administrator and able to provide security to hindu & muslim both and boost the development in state.

Patriot IndIan Mar 19, 2017 08:08am

Enough of vote bank politics of Samajwadi Party and Congress. It's time people delivered on their promises of honest governance and listening to concerns of majority. BJP's choice of any person has one thing for sure that he is personally honest and devoted to India's development. I wish Yogi Adityanath all the very best.

skumar Mar 19, 2017 08:07am

@pakistanI - there are more than 200 million in india who thank their ancestors for taking the right descision to stay in india in 1947 and maintain the true multi-cultural , tradition of the sub-continent .

Manoj Mar 19, 2017 08:18am

@PakistanI muslim will feel proud when they see development is only core agenda not muslim apeasement

Manoj Mar 19, 2017 08:22am

@Kashmiri eagle, i hope you are talking about pak ...keep it with you

danny Mar 19, 2017 08:26am

@jjjjj i am from UP too but i am glad you fearing. most of the crime done by these two states in india UP and BIHAR. that's mean you will stand on the line like others. any dirty game will be punish right away. no more religion bias game. guilty is guilty no matter which religion you are belong to. no more SP, BSP that save you for vote bank. we know why you scared for. no special category. one indian policy. we choose him as our leaders for people like you.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:27am

@Ashwin dude you should visit Gorakhpur. Yogi wins in Gorakhpur Modi or No Modi. He has been wining here since 1996. 21 years record. But I guess ignorance is bliss.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:28am

@KALY Well said.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:26am

@GIRISH The most naughty boy in class has been made the class monitor. " The first order of any govt is to maintain Law and Order - MAJ". As CM he will be responsible for Law and Order. Manoj will be the technocrat and Maurya will ensure that there is development with the lower caste or backward caste. Win-Win for the people of UP. We have been dying for development in our state. This is our shot to catch up with rest of india and rest of the world.

mkb Mar 19, 2017 08:33am

It is a good move. Being a CM, Yogi would not make any trouble and at the same time he may accelerate the development of UP.

Arun Mar 19, 2017 08:31am

@Faisal India should be HINDU STATE only.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:37am

@Adil hussain Well said.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:38am

@jjjjj Nothing will happen. Life will go on. Focus on becoming better every day. This is the only way our UP will progress.

chacha Mar 19, 2017 08:37am

@GS look at the language he speaks it does not seems to be that of priest or even that of a normal man

Raja Mar 19, 2017 08:42am

@Rajeev Nidumolu What makes you think so...

Subir Mar 19, 2017 08:48am

United Hindu....United Secular India.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:45am

@Adeka Welcome to democracy. You will have a chance in 5 years time to make this choice again.

Mann Mar 19, 2017 08:51am

@Shahryar Shirazi Ikhlaq poor chap got lynched during the regime of SP not BJP. Akhilesh Yadav, Gods gift to UP was Chief Minister.

Ravi Ambala City Mar 19, 2017 09:01am

@Maxx So Maxx let me understand West did not approve PM but allowed CM

bharat_voice Mar 19, 2017 09:05am

We are proud to see Yogi on head seat. Till now there was just game of appeasement and no development.

Echs Mar 19, 2017 09:06am

@pakistanI PAKISTAN is exactly size of UP. Now calculate how many % of muslims / hindus now remaining in UP and Pakistan. Fact will come out. We are for all with no religions. Lets BJP try out this person as CM if not capable then he goes but if we dont take him and given chance to prove then he will creat lots of hindu problems for the Govt. Good article by Dawn

Mr Satyabrat D Singh Mar 19, 2017 09:11am

@FaiZa because world got nothing to do with internal appointment of leaders. World can come in only if their is some human right issues. Which world don't bother to do in many places untill situation is way to bad

Datta Mar 19, 2017 09:09am

@Saif zulfiqar .Hilourious

Indian Mar 19, 2017 09:28am

similar doubts people had on modi when he became PM , so lets wait and watch its too early

Desi Dimag Mar 19, 2017 09:41am

See live on tv how Muslims are happy and chanting Yogi-Yogi. they are going to attend Yogi's oath ceremony.

GENGHIS khan Mar 19, 2017 09:59am

Yogi Adityanath is a Rajput. In the past he has issued some statements which indicate that he is very much pro Hindutva. However, whether that quality itself can disqualify him to be the CM seat of UP?

Arun-KS Mar 19, 2017 10:04am

Internal matter, all unconcerned must avoid putting their nose there.

Piyush Mar 19, 2017 10:08am

People who don't know UP situation are commenting on this decision. Of late, minorities of UP have started dominating majority. He has been appointed to stop this injustice...

GENGHIS khan Mar 19, 2017 10:03am

Appointment of Yogi Adityanath as UP CM is puzzling to many. What could be the reason? May be, by giving power to someone , who appears to be hard core and problematic, his energy can be properly re channelized into positive ways like development. Or, may be he is really very honest and efficient. Or, may be, such a tough person is required to effectively control such a big problematic state.

Amit Mar 19, 2017 10:11am

Pakistan should put its census on hold, many beloved brothers of Pakistanis will be joining them soon.

Divakar Mar 19, 2017 10:09am

@Faisal :Why Indians have to deny?

Divakar Mar 19, 2017 10:14am

@Ashwin :Your real name please.

M.AMBIKAPATHI Mar 19, 2017 10:15am

At the time of Modi become PM also every one commented like this but now the people praise Modi.We hope Yogi also act like Modi.

Divakar Mar 19, 2017 10:17am

@pakistanI .If you get some formal education,your general knowledge is likely to improve.

sharma Mar 19, 2017 10:26am

@Karachit LONG LIVE MQM

anuj Mar 19, 2017 10:30am

That's quite rich coming from a country which executes , hound & persecute its minority .

Mayank Mar 19, 2017 10:35am

Sad day for vibrant Indian democracy.

Amir Mar 19, 2017 10:38am

@Invincible Even we are thankful to him.

Amir Mar 19, 2017 10:43am

@chacha Better see the language of your defense minister.

Ansari11 Mar 19, 2017 10:50am

BJP, political wing of RSS, controlled by RSS, a right wing party.

India can never be secular.

Ansari11 Mar 19, 2017 10:51am

BJP, a political wing of RSS who assassinated/killed their own founder, Mahatma Gandhi.

rajendra Mar 19, 2017 10:54am

Congratulations to yogiji. At least now Ram mandir will be reality.

Abhimanue Mar 19, 2017 10:51am

Instead Of yogi I want the minister who should be young honest , creative thinker above all want the progress and devolepment Of over all society . Its wrong presumption that comman man in india vote on the matter Of hindutatev . Gone are the days cast and religion base politics,. Now all we vote for the hope Of good road, electricity , clean water, health, world class modern Education, employment , crime and corruption free society etc etc.

Sandesh Mar 19, 2017 10:57am

@Girish - Because Pakistan is not our role model. It might be yours.

apoorva Mar 19, 2017 11:06am

He will prove everyone wrong ....English media and the communist have painted him wrong

Anusri Tripathi Mar 19, 2017 11:07am

@Adil hussain very true friend.

Khair Mar 19, 2017 11:08am

Ghar Waapsi is not forced conversion... Ghar Wapsi means going back to one's roots. Please correct it.

Anusri Tripathi Mar 19, 2017 11:08am

@Naresh Babu hillarious indeed.

Realist InDIan Mar 19, 2017 11:13am

Hinduism has no radicals. I sincerely wish there would have been radicals when marauding barbaric tribes in the Middle Ages raided highly advanced Indian civilization to burn and plunder.

Aman Mar 19, 2017 11:19am

Hindu Raj,Time to end secularism

Vsa from Atlanta Mar 19, 2017 11:24am

@Faisal dude cleanup your country and corrupt elite ..

Robert Mar 19, 2017 11:28am

@INTOPKTOUS Donald may just throw out some people from where you are. Then what ? Leaving India or Pakistan is not an answer of anything.

Shivaji Mar 19, 2017 11:28am

@Adil hussain - to the point and perfect .

Indian4RMBLORE Mar 19, 2017 11:35am

@brijesh Indian Y wats d problem, if he s saynasi, is he not eligible for CM post, if he would have been a cabinet minister, i guess every one would have agreed, but he s CM so most of u r not happy

Abhishek Mar 19, 2017 12:01pm

Too early to make a perception about Yogi Ji, remember it's iron man Modi decision and he knows well what he does.

Tan Mar 19, 2017 12:06pm

@Adil hussain: Great comment among all the pessimists here. Wonder why there are very few people like you us on both sides. True indeed that te future course of actions of any appointee will depict their true nature.

Sood Mar 19, 2017 12:13pm

Modi was also Hindu nationalist, look what he is doing, similarly Yogi will also do well, to them Hindutva means serving all Hindu land citizens, and Yogi has more if not equal Muslim associates than Hindus around him...

naveed Mar 19, 2017 12:17pm

Muslims of India will soon realize that Jinnah demand for separate state for muslims was a right decision.

krishankant Mar 19, 2017 12:21pm

This is prejudice. Let him work and prove that he takes care of all citizens of UP irrespective of casts and religion. I believe, I will be able to do that.

Qamar Mar 19, 2017 12:29pm

India is becoming a Hindu state

Oneeb Mar 19, 2017 12:26pm

His nomination is a clear indication of BJP and RSS agenda. BJP is seriously changing India.

BUBBAAzmi Mar 19, 2017 12:30pm

@hasrat Geography of UP and Kashmir .

Krish Mar 19, 2017 12:33pm

Hey....For those who are not familiar, this is called democracy. We voted his party, If we doesn't perform as per his party's promise we will vote him and his party out into oblivion in the next election.

Abdulla Hussain Mar 19, 2017 12:39pm

Modi should change the name of India to Hindu republic of India.

TEJA Mar 19, 2017 12:39pm

As an Indian I am really sad today.

Arshad, Canada Mar 19, 2017 12:41pm

@Vsa from Atlanta, I should ask you the same. Indian parliament has more than 35% sitting MPs are facing criminal charges from Murder to Bribery.

72v Mar 19, 2017 12:43pm

Adityanath runs many colleges in remote areas. Goraknath Hospital has start fee of Rs 30. Many Muslim work for his farms and shops. Why nothing in article about that.

Abdul Hai Mar 19, 2017 12:47pm

What about when MMA formed government in KPK?

point of view Mar 19, 2017 12:48pm

India does not need any certification from Pakistan for their politicians.

citizen Mar 19, 2017 12:50pm

majority party chosen its candidate..what is the big deal? There is constitution to take care of everybody.

citizen Mar 19, 2017 12:52pm

India will prosper only when they get a leader like great Mian Saheb...

Jayesh Raval Mar 19, 2017 12:55pm

he is decisive and straight forward. That is one of the reason for selecting him as UP CM. UP requires CM like Dabang to clear the mess created by past government. He would proved to be good CM for all.

Zak Mar 19, 2017 12:52pm

@Inam how a 4 crore population is a minority??

gungo Mar 19, 2017 12:54pm

World is changing so does India. Hopefully his focus will be development, poverty,not just minorities.

tushar Mar 19, 2017 12:59pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com preserving the culture and heritage of one nation is very important when it faces threat of invasion. By the grace of so-called seculars the hindus were treated badly in their own land. Thus is change is taking place. Appeasement politics is about to go from this land. This country belongs to everyone, but the interest of the majority community should also be taken care off.

tushar Mar 19, 2017 01:12pm

@Maxx cannot forget the history or DNA?

anshul agarwal Mar 19, 2017 01:18pm

And why do dawn or pakistan has to worry abt it?....why are you concerned abt a state election in india and its chosen cm

Iqbal Mar 19, 2017 01:28pm

When we had APJ Abdul Kalam as the president of India, did india become the Muslim republic of India ? The answer is no it didn't. Because india is a secular country.

Arun Mar 19, 2017 01:29pm

@pakistanI Your assumption is wrong...They are all just fine.

Khwarizmi Mar 19, 2017 01:58pm

Thank you so very very much Quad e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah from making us a free nation.

r. KUMAR Mar 19, 2017 02:09pm

calm down friends ! he sure will be more kind & better human than BABAR & GHAZNAVI,

Shahryar Shirazi Mar 19, 2017 02:34pm

@Asit Ghosh "Dear Sir, Yogi Adityanath has won the Gorakhpur Parliament constituency 5 times, starting from the age of 26. For your kind information .... "

Hammas has also won from the West bank in a fair election. They run charities, hospitals, schools, pharmacies etc. Does it make them any good ? I guess no.

Fried Chillies Mar 19, 2017 02:47pm

A man of cloth can't shroud in power. This is the greatest mistake of Modi and BJP. Religion and state should always be separate. BJP did the politics right but lost the aspect of being a statesman

Narasimham Mar 19, 2017 02:43pm

@Iqbal you r right Iqbal. Let us see.

A shah Mar 19, 2017 02:51pm

Good choice for india. Good move.

dev Mar 19, 2017 03:03pm

@Mustafa R. We had a muslim president as well.. then whats wrong with a CM being yogi priest

Saurabh Mar 19, 2017 03:08pm

@kks the Gandhi / Nehru also built the "dynasty" & "pappu"

Khan-islamabad Mar 19, 2017 03:43pm

@Abhishek At least our extremists are not in federal or province governments! In fact during national elections, they hardly get any votes...

Roman Mar 19, 2017 04:00pm

He has the peoples mandate and that alone is enough. Judge him by his actions. Until then, Peace.

AKshay Mar 19, 2017 04:06pm

I am from up and being an indian and a up resident I don't need advise or critique from a Pakistani citizen in matters of internal state politics in India, we vote on the basis of development and past work not on ideology so please take care of your homes and internal politics instead of making false and useless claims.. Peace!!

gogo Mar 19, 2017 04:50pm

@pakistanI Why didn't you take all your relatives as well? India would have its GDP increase by another twenty percent.

gogo Mar 19, 2017 05:01pm

@brijesh Indian UP has seen communal harmony for the last seventy years and still there were no development. just appeasement.

SOMYA mishra Mar 19, 2017 05:24pm

@Masood Hussain -how?

Zak Mar 19, 2017 05:37pm

@vorshal name some?

Ashish Mar 19, 2017 05:39pm

@pakistanI We are also very much happey to see you live happily inside Pakistan

Mahesh Agarwal Mar 19, 2017 07:10pm

This is a calculated move of bjp. Opposition has always scared Muslim in India by taking name of advaniji , then modiji and now yogiji. If yogiji succed in maintenaning the peace and order in up then opposition will run out of its fear mongering agenda. And that's will bring Muslim closer to bjp.

Sid Mar 19, 2017 07:15pm

Awesome!

citizen Mar 19, 2017 07:32pm

@Khwarizmi : Looks like Indians are also thankful to Jinnah!

Indian4RMBLORE Mar 19, 2017 09:08pm

@AKshay so well said bro. Good Luck to UP. U all have done a great job in this election

Ps Mar 19, 2017 09:29pm

@Maxx please quote your reference. Where did you find this in RSS ideology?

p kumar Mar 19, 2017 10:01pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com inshaallah

Leo Mar 19, 2017 10:34pm

@Khan-islamabad I really sympathize with the level of your knowledge !

Josh Mar 19, 2017 11:06pm

@pakistanI if they had not you could have got an excellent education but alas

Nilesh Mar 19, 2017 11:31pm

@pakistanI We dont have terror here in india. Please take a note.

Thuglife Mar 20, 2017 12:00am

Why are we so interested in India's internal affairs.

KJ Mar 20, 2017 12:06am

@Ps :"@Maxx please quote your reference. Where did you find this in RSS ideology?"

A little bird told him that story ...

Paul juneja Mar 20, 2017 12:16am

Politicians from all the parties made controversial statements to grab the votes. Once they are in power, they do nothing to embarrass their party leaders. As a matter of fact, have any one heard Modi or his top brass making any communal statement, probably never after being elected to govern. If anyone made any statement, he was shown the door. They will never risk their 'hard earned' power due to some small jokers. I won't bother much about what Yogi said in the past but will rather focus what he can do for the people of UP.

john cool Mar 20, 2017 01:07am

@N.S No wonder BJP is just a political wing of RSS, the extremist Hindutva party...the de-facto government is of RSS, BJP is an eyewash to get the educated Indian constituency...so is other agendas of sub ka sath...sub ka vikaas kind of hogwash.

Thin veil of secular India eroding fast.

And what is wrong with that. At least in India anyone can hold political post unlike in Pak.

Uday Kulkarni Mar 20, 2017 01:31am

@Ashok kulkarni - I am not willing to buy your argument and you know why? It is a known fact that Yogis, Swamijis, Mullahs; Priests and all other types of clergymen irrespective of the religion they follow should have no place in politics. Period. I am no atheist and believe in God but Study the history even from the Roman times and you will see that these category of people have always played negative roles in their respective country's politics by exploiting the human weaknesses and leveraging their religious positions for benefit of few. And Yogi Adityanath is no exception to that category. We live in a modern world and have to come out of this syndrome of mixing politics and religion. Only then can we call ourselves as a truly secular state.

john cool Mar 20, 2017 01:34am

@Shahryar Shirazi Even the Germans elected Hitler by ballot. They are still ashamed! Lets see how many Ikhlaqs now get lynched for carrying beef in their refrigerators.

No Hitler was not elected by ballot. Read history before commenting falsely. Google putsch.

Sam Mar 20, 2017 01:41am

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com yes if pakistan can be a muslim republic then india can be a a hindu republic. If you have any problem with it just deal with it.we indians do not have any issues with non corrupt bjp. Infact bjp won in muslim majority places too for your info.

Reader Mar 20, 2017 02:06am

@Indian True. Lets see how he performs. He may work better tan many 'Muslim' leaders in India. Getting to the post is one thing, staying there and getting respect is another task.

anonie Mar 20, 2017 02:20am

Tough days for us Indian Muslims ahead.

abid Mar 20, 2017 02:48am

@Asit Ghosh for your kind information. Gorakhpur hindu population 90% and muslim population 9% in last 2011 survey.

gt Mar 20, 2017 03:22am

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Nothing wrong in it.Pakistan has made Islamic state so if we do Hindu state what objection ?

Kroshna Mar 20, 2017 05:17am

@pakistanI well i am frpm UP and just wish u be happy where u are. Muslims in UP were given special imporyance in previous SP regime. Yogi will just treat all as equal. Law is there above Yogi too. We indians are secular but secular doesnt mean minority appeasement yo use as vote bank. Lets c Mr. Yogi performance hs is young bacheolar honest and might be better leader than any old corrupt leaders.

Assamese Mar 20, 2017 05:23am

@harith Very true. If you believe in Hinduism , you have to believe in secularism.

Dv Mar 20, 2017 05:41am

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com what is wrong with it

rG Mar 20, 2017 05:50am

@Abdulla Hussain Pakistan is an islamic state...how it matters if India is a hindu country?

deps Mar 20, 2017 07:04am

@brijesh Indian OMG..So you have the Crystal Ball!!..

TechScribe Mar 20, 2017 07:59am

@Ric Yogi is an amazing choice for the next PM of India.

prabha Mar 20, 2017 08:10am

@Shahryar Shirazi Dont be surprised, this shows that INDIA is tolerant and secular. (even if the same people shout about intolerance they can express their views freely)

CRICKET LOVER Mar 20, 2017 08:25am

Black day for Indians.

CRICKET LOVER Mar 20, 2017 08:31am

More anti Muslim sentiments, more chaos, more hatred towards Mulsims, more Muslims will be deprived of their fundamental rights, extremists will never allow Muslims and other minorities in India to live in peace. Modi has turned secular India to Yogi India. This radical can be dangerous. Wake call for Muslims and other minorities in India.

Ajaya K Dutt Mar 20, 2017 08:41am

One of the best contributor to building India was a Maulana.

Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

Maulana or Yogi. India is blessed with the leaders who are dedicated to building India.

rrd Mar 20, 2017 08:55am

@Khwarizmi ,what free nation?

Robert Mar 20, 2017 08:55am

@CRICKET LOVER Thats how democracy works. There is Donald in the US, formally elected per US constitution.

Oracal Mar 20, 2017 09:06am

The new Chief Minister of UP has stated today that he will be working for all the citizens of UP. I am glad that Modi Government is doing what should have been done 70 years ago by Nehru and Congress Governments to build a nation free of all the problems that is being faced by young men and women of India which they do not want. I have faith in young men and women of today's India.

MUHAMMAD FAHEEM KHAN Mar 20, 2017 09:10am

Look we have no problem if India is a hindu rashtra, we have problem with its hypocrisy just openly declare yourself one

JAMIL SOOMRO, NEW YORK CITY Mar 20, 2017 09:11am

Pakistanis who took Pakistan for granted are finally overjoyed.

mahesh Mar 20, 2017 10:15am

He is far better than Akhilesh/Mayawati and Mulayam.

Akshay Mar 20, 2017 10:22am

@Faisal This kind statement doesn't looks good in the mouth of a communal Pakistani and Pakistan.

Akshay Mar 20, 2017 10:23am

@pakistanI What minorities are facing in Pakistan today?

HAPPYINDIAN Mar 20, 2017 10:26am

Thinking and speaking about Hinduism does not make one non-secular or anti -minority. We are happy..finally we got a CM we have always wanted!

sourav ghosh Mar 20, 2017 10:45am

@Pure ind not so simple

dynaimte Mar 20, 2017 11:15am

Naughtiest boy being made class monitor....the area thief now becoming the Police Station Head.......its not giving Adityanath wings but clipping them.

Khan-ISLAMABAD Mar 20, 2017 11:17am

@Uday Kulkarni Well said Uday! I am with you all the way...............

Mansoor Mar 20, 2017 11:20am

I used to appreciate inidan democracy and secularism but the selection of yogi has broken all my hallucination... Yogi has all credential in his CV but only one thing is missing is only development (Vikaas).....

KK Mar 20, 2017 11:39am

@pakistanI : and I pity for those who couldn't escape Pakistan those days...must be dusted by now...

vvd Mar 20, 2017 11:48am

@kks Gandhi & nehru were total failures.

SID Mar 20, 2017 11:50am

@Mansoor Gorakhpur fertliser plant was closed in 1990. Govt has restarted the plant in 2016 . Govt of India is setting up a new AIIMS in Gorakhpur with 750 bed & 150 operation theater . Literacy rate of Gorakhpur is ahead of state literacy rate of UP . Gorakhpur mutt ( where Yogi Adityanath was head priest ) runs more than 20 educational institute under state Govt affiliation . What more development you need ?

rahul1 Mar 20, 2017 11:55am

@Maxx Most of the builders in India are Muslims - I am not sure why you think INdian Muslims live only in ghettos

kanas_adam Mar 20, 2017 12:00pm

we are not secular. We have sarva dharma samabhav.

zIMBO_INDIAN Mar 20, 2017 12:02pm

@Shahryar Shirazi Please correct your facts. It is not 2000 innocent muslims. Rather it is 740 muslims and 240 hindus.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 20, 2017 12:12pm

Indians have no objection if Pakistan is Islamic State. We you have any objection on India if it will be called as HINDU STATE.

Indian Mar 20, 2017 12:26pm

I also see future PM of India in him. People in India are now starting to fed up with so called secularism now. As in name of secularism only minority appeasement happening.

If India becomes Hindu rashtra, it will be good for muslims and other minorities there. Muslims in Hindu rashtra will be most safe than anywhere else.

DHIRAJ KUMAR Mar 20, 2017 12:30pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Ameen!

shankar Mar 20, 2017 01:12pm

@Kashmiri eagle, Good, lets start the pogrom with Kashmir. Dear Kashmiri bhai, Your days of wishful thinking are over. Face the reality. India is coming down hard on you. Congress days are over. Now two eyes for one eye.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 20, 2017 01:32pm

We agree that India is Hindu state.

Monsieur Mar 20, 2017 02:27pm

@Faisal Don't think so, specially since India has a 85% population of religions that have eovlved on the Indian peninsula and are considered indigenious

Monsieur Mar 20, 2017 02:24pm

@Ashwin This guy is a graduate in Mathematics .... do you really think he is incapable ???

Monsieur Mar 20, 2017 02:24pm

@Rajeev Nidumolu he is a graduate in mathematics ...

Paras Kumar Mar 20, 2017 02:31pm

@pakistanI Dear Pakistani !! You are mistaken, firstly, there is no terror in the state of UP from eitherside, and if any, it is other-way round !!

Sriniwas Mar 20, 2017 03:07pm

Good thing is Yogi will definitely bring corruption down and prioritise on law and order. SP and BSP goons were very corrupt. if he can correct that, i dont mind whether he is a muslim, hindu, christian or dalit. Secondly, his allegations against SP's tactics to get muslim votes were correct. For example, past CM akhilesh yadav provided free laptops to muslim students in places where there were muslim dominated population. And believe me, although the muslim community in those constituencies were well off in terms of wealth, if not better than the hindu community. Now that is discrimination for vote bank. why not provide free laptops on the basis of wealth of the person, rather than the religion. No wonder, educated muslim students, have voted for BJP, because these SP tacitics will never end corruption or trigger growth.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 20, 2017 03:19pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com

Yes. We Indians are in favour of Hindu Republic state of Hindustan. You should have no problem. You are Islamic nation, we do not have any objection to it.

Khwarizmi Mar 20, 2017 03:20pm

@shankar Indians have learned nothing from history. Suppressing people never works. It did not work for the British, it did not work for the French, it did not work for the Sovjets and it will not work for the Indians. Freedom is simply too powerful idea. Kashmiris will always be pro-Pakistan.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:22pm

@N.S There is nothing wrong with RSS. It is a nationalist organization that has never resorted to violence. It propagates patriotism and pride in our ancient culture. Egypt does it. Turkey does it.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:25pm

New chief minister is honest and has not accumulated any wealth like his predecessors. His first instruction is that all ministers provide a statement of all wealth and income.

Khwarizmi Mar 20, 2017 03:25pm

@Akshay Please do not compare Indian treatment of minorities woth Pakistan. In India you have large scale riots against minorities with thousands of dead and in Kashmir murder and rape are tools of war for the Indians where over 100.000 have been killed. No where, and I mean NO WHERE, in Pakistan do you see such riots and killings of Hindus.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:21pm

@aamir Where do you think fanaticism and hardening of religious views started? Not in India.

Adnan Jidaker Mar 20, 2017 03:26pm

Thanks Modi for uniting Muslims of India

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:28pm

@Naresh Babu The new administration in UP will be honest and corruption free. That itself a great improvement from past. Now the concentration will be on good of people and development, instead of wealth accumulation and corruption.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:35pm

@srini New UP CM was elected to Indian parliament for 5 times. He is not a novice although relatively young. Lets not jump the gun. He may pleasantly surprise us.

IN Mar 20, 2017 03:31pm

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com Nothing wrong about it. It must and will happen hopefully!

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:36pm

@Sriniwas These secular parties are not secular as they play religious and cast card. Muslim women voted for BJP. I am from UP and past administrations of UP were corrupt to the bone. They have accumulated crores of rupees and have no shame.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:33pm

@Kroshna Very well said

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:34pm

@Rajeev Nidumolu You are right. That is what previous two administration did through Muslim vote bank and castes.

UKumar Mar 20, 2017 03:43pm

@RE Probably not. UP has lot more problems neglected by previous administrations.

Kumar Mar 20, 2017 03:50pm

Hopefully corruption will end now.

ANIL SAHU Mar 20, 2017 03:48pm

@Mansoor that he will fulfill now

indo-sgp Mar 20, 2017 03:57pm

Story of India.. if Owaisi becomes an elected representative it reflects India's secular culture but if a yogi is made CM India is no more secular

from aus Mar 20, 2017 04:09pm

NOT a single curruption case against Yogi.. 5 times MLA. must be something good. let see before we speculate

Just an ordinary pakistani Mar 20, 2017 04:11pm

A democratically elected extremist...wow... It surely happens ONLY in India.

Leo Mar 20, 2017 04:14pm

@indo-sgp : Very well summarized.

Anonymous Mar 20, 2017 04:18pm

Looks like BJP is in over drive mode to make muslims migrate to Pakistan or Bangladesh and make India a hindu republic.

amanullha Mar 20, 2017 04:19pm

He is not anti-muslim. He is anti-appeasement ( which was the Congress/SP tactics to keep vote bank and ditch Muslims once they win) -- He has many muslim disciples within his commune and has a strong anti-corruption/ work for poor credentials. Don't be believe everything Leftist media in India says.

Li-En-Ja Mar 20, 2017 04:46pm

When Modi was got elected as PM of India many people got shocked and thought he will make life of minorities miserable. But nothing such happened so far other than some so called sickularist made some nonsense talk of intolerance because they could not able to tolerate Modi. I think we must give Yogi some time and than react. Its not easy for a person holding constitutional position to discriminate.

Raj Patel Mar 20, 2017 04:52pm

@sky Yes you are right It is risky selection but unavoidable. There is a need of strong man in UP to handle all kind of goons flourished since long.

Dawn Mar 20, 2017 05:16pm

We see which was Indian 'democrazy' is going!

Akashwani Mar 20, 2017 05:20pm

HE WOULD BE THE SUCCESSOR OF NARENDRA MODI IN COMING FUTURE.

aleem Mar 20, 2017 05:49pm

@Balaji Yes appoint hindu extremists in muslim populated area and govern using state sponsored terror. Excellent recipe my friend in so called democracy.

aleem Mar 20, 2017 05:57pm

@G.Vignesh Excellent advice sir. if you can not go anywhere then stay indoors at home for four years till next elections. Problem solved for all muslims.

aleem Mar 20, 2017 05:58pm

@Li-En-Ja I am so impressed by your logic. Modi oversaw the biggest massacre of modern times under his watch in gujarat. You have short memory my friend as you did not lose a dear one in those massacres.

aleem Mar 20, 2017 06:00pm

@D.K. PAMNANI Well said Sir, This is what we want to hear from you. Say so openly and do not hide behind the facade of democracy and secularism. Truth is slowly coming out

aleem Mar 20, 2017 06:01pm

@SID all for Hindus and only terror for muslims. Democracy Indian style.

aleem Mar 20, 2017 06:05pm

@john cool Well said. Truth is coming out now. Two nation theory is being proven every day. Modi is the best thing that has happened for pakistan.

dEv Mar 20, 2017 06:20pm

It pains me to read this article. If BJP got a three-fourth majority, the credit goes to Muslims, too. Muslims living in India are Indians first.

Bishan Mar 20, 2017 06:21pm

Not a good development. But,rather than BJP, the responsibility is more of the communal ( miscalled 'secular' ) parties whose partisan policies generate polarisation. Hopefully, the UP experience will bring about reorientation

Vijay Mar 20, 2017 06:47pm

@Faisal Nobody is denying anything. Modi, BJP, and Adityanath ran on Hinditwa and they won. Elections have consequences.

Gh Mar 20, 2017 06:55pm

@Ashwin , i think your name is different as you know any things, he is MP form last 5 terms

Other maxx Mar 20, 2017 06:58pm

@Maxx Then what about Shah Rukh khan, Salman Khan and thousands of other successful muslim business men and professionals? They certainly live in very good conditions..

DW Mar 20, 2017 07:16pm

Will he serve in the same outfit through out his term in the office?

MUHAMMAD Mar 20, 2017 08:22pm

Let him work and see how he comes out. I know that he has previously ranted anti muslim remarks which were pretty serious but he might just have done that as a political gimmick to muster support within the hindu masses (probably fooling them). But its sad that the so many hindus actually liked what he said, this shows the level of insecurity political parties can create against each other. Just look at our own country pakistan where a simple exercise like census has been turned into an ethnic battleground by political parties for their own benefits.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Mar 20, 2017 08:31pm

I pray that India becomes a Hindu State nothing wrong with if they truly follow the example of peace part from the Hindu Scripture of Om Shanti Om message. Sadly most people follow violent part from it instead, which gathers supports faster. Stop fighting silly people and stop electing extremist this goes to India and Pakistan. To all the hate inciting Indian leaders, Pakistan is here to stay no power can undone Pakistan, those who will try will be playing with fire! To India my most incredible beautiful land of Mahavira the great, I love you so much and you know you could do better than this eccentric person as the leader of UP. Please elect ISRO scientists as your leaders, they are so many super smart people India, I'm sure they will do a fantastic job with UP. We need more science than too much religion, too much religion has caused nothing but harm to my Hind, only used to divide and incite hate. Love from Pakistan to all my Indian Shanti loving family.

madan bhatia Mar 20, 2017 08:32pm

India is a democratic country and is open to changes.The designated yogi chief minister of U.P is backed by strong educated politicians in his cabinet.We should watch the performance of the cabinet as a whole and not the performance of an individual.Also we should not forget that political power in U.P,the largest state in India, has been wrested by the BJP after a long time and the party in power is duty bound to perform well.

IRFAN UK Mar 20, 2017 08:46pm

Keep it up India keep voting these extremist

ahmad hussein india Mar 20, 2017 08:48pm

Yogi adityanath is a true patriot...listen to his speeches carefully...he is not anti muslims....he is against SP and congress for appeasement which is justified...we Indian muslims ate not vote banks of anyone...we need honest and hardworking leader...he is elected as MP for last 5 times from Gorakhpur...people of UP have chosen BJP to rule them...he is democratically elected...so, there is nothing wrong in he becoming the CM. If he doesn't perform people of UP will throw him out after 5 years

Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali Mar 20, 2017 09:04pm

BJP should change its name to RSS. Yogi The Hindu Taliban / DAISH is the new CM of UP. Congratulation Mr. Modi. Your dream come true.

Human Mar 20, 2017 10:09pm

@Rohail not at all

India Mar 20, 2017 10:37pm

Yogi will serve as a great CM of UP in India.

praveen Mar 20, 2017 11:21pm

what do u know about him .He is gem of a person..

praveen Mar 20, 2017 11:22pm

he is gem of a person

Baba Farid Mar 20, 2017 11:47pm

@Anonymous 67 years too late, wouldn't you say?

pathanoo Mar 21, 2017 12:01am

I hope that being the Chief Minister would be diferent than being a rabble rouser. Narendra Modi has become more balanced, nuanced and NOT anti-Muslim as he was as A Sangh Sevak (worker). Less so when he became Chief Minister of Gujrat and definitely very broad minded and tolerant when he became the Prime Minister of India. Because these guys know that Indians by and large are secular and broad minded, culturally accomodating people over the CENTURIES. I hope and pray it stays that way. A Muslim is as much Indian as any Hindu.

Ashutosh Mar 21, 2017 12:37am

We love him!! He is the man. Free from this uncontrollable urge to appease minorities at any cost. He is good for UP. He is good for India. He is our future prime minister. Mark my words.

Ashutosh Mar 21, 2017 12:37am

@mshafiq_s28@yahoo.com And shouldn't it be. Our neighbour is Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is only fair that we become Hindu Republic of Hindustan.

SDD Mar 21, 2017 01:15am

He is a good man. Don't demonize him. He is speaking for welfare of all humans, whether Hindus or Muslims or Sikhs.

Hasan Mar 21, 2017 03:11am

CM yogi no problem with Muslim before going to temple he always visit Muslim family who look after temple also so many Muslim family in India have Business next to temple to seal Flower or any Puja Stuff. Please don't make dram for this

rr Mar 21, 2017 04:20am

@Faisal If Pakistan can be a Muslim Country, why cant India be a Hindu Country.

rr Mar 21, 2017 04:17am

@Rajeev Nidumolu What else was SP doing with Azam Khan, Raja Bhaiya and co.

Sayed Mar 21, 2017 04:22am

@Indian and who created this negative perspective? I'm assuming this Yogi guy himself?

Bond Mar 21, 2017 08:21am

@Asit Ghosh . We need to give time for Yogi Vin Disel to settle down and run the state.

Kishor Mar 21, 2017 08:18am

He is a Yogi, Bramhachari, ...... free from any moha maya.... such type of ppls will always do good jobs

Robert Mar 21, 2017 08:30am

@Ashok kulkarni In addition. there are many Muslim employees in the Gorakhnath Temple including Chief Engineer, Manager of Construction and Chief Cashier.

Wahaj Mar 21, 2017 08:33am

Quaid e Azam say this 70 yrs ago, we should thank him and God we have our own nation, no nation is perfect but i would take that over being governed by Right wing fanatics like this yogi.

Darshan Mar 21, 2017 09:25am

@Asit Ghosh I hope WB too would have his YOGI soon

RAJAN Mar 21, 2017 09:24am

It is true his reactions may be more to do with few instances. Please read below article which gives different impression about his secular credentials. Lets not judge anyone without examining the truth.

  1. Yogi's temple finance is taken care by a muslim
  2. Temple kitchen is supervised by a muslim woman.
  3. The principal of his polytechnic is a muslim.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/math-muslims-swear-by-aditya-nath/articleshow/57742896.cms

dipak singham Mar 21, 2017 10:32am

Appeasement politics is now an end in India after Modi elected as PM, If opposition make more appeasement it result will be more BJP govt ruled state in the country. Now i hope Mamta Banerjee should realise the scenario otherwise next W.B. assembly election BJP will come in power massive way.

Sky Mar 21, 2017 10:42am

UP's progress is critical for India. It's a backward state in economic growth and needs revolutionary changes for creating jobs. As CM is focusing on security, the support team must deliver on these aspects. It is critical for BJP to show good results before 2019. Indian voters are very watchful.

Kabilan c p Mar 21, 2017 11:40am

He is a 5 time MP from UP. Yes, he works for upliftment of Hindus and guards their safety. Whats wrong in this ? Political remarks are not new. When Azam Khan of UP spews venom on Hindus, Yogi replied back in the same terms.

There will be no discrimination between Hindus and Muslims. Indian constitution Guarantees it ! Please hold your breath and Give him some time.

skumar Mar 21, 2017 12:02pm

this is result of an election and democratic process and everyone should accept that . He is a good ,honest , straight forward man and he will do much better . Over 300 mlas have accepted him , so where is the problem. His logic of two dep. cm for large state is itself is a good start and good thinking ..

Aadi Mar 21, 2017 12:45pm

@Ashwin : Lol.... he is a 5 (or 6) times elected representative from Gorakhpur constituency. Each time his winning margin has increased and you say he won oly coz of Modi.

Aadi Mar 21, 2017 12:49pm

@GIRISH : EXTREME STATEMENT....You have a problem with the statement but were happy with 20 yrs of attrocities happeing in UP ? There not a single case of corruption against Yogi and thats what makes him the best candidate for CM post. Cases of rioting, igniting hatred, speeches are very common and are logged even against Kejriwal...how come you have no complains for Kejriwal?

HeriN Mar 21, 2017 01:56pm

This republic of India People have chooses their own leader It's 100% transparent

HeriN Mar 21, 2017 01:58pm

We have faith in democracy

HeriN Mar 21, 2017 01:59pm

India democracy in world largest democracy Do have faith in democracy He was elected four time before also

This time also he has been elected.

Rakesh Mar 21, 2017 02:43pm

@kks what is your definition of secularism???

Ahmad Mar 21, 2017 02:55pm

Why are we crying? As if we do not have Radicals in GOVT?

d Patel Mar 21, 2017 03:14pm

Muslims are safe in UP regardless of which party is in government. This year, the U.P. Muslims have ignored Congress Party perks and decided to vote for BJP.

Pramod Mar 21, 2017 03:51pm

@Ashwin He has won parliament lection five times from UP, a state where there are four crore muslims!

NP Mar 21, 2017 03:57pm

In todays India, what counts: performance, skill and creation of opportunities.

NP Mar 21, 2017 04:00pm

Take it easy friends. India is mature enough to manage its leaders. Leaders will come and would once go, India remains!

Iftikhar Husain Mar 21, 2017 05:27pm

Already the Ram Mandir is on the agenda.

Shafaat Siddiqui Mar 21, 2017 05:45pm

Now it is end of secularism in India without amending the constitution....

ZuzU Mar 21, 2017 06:22pm

You never know, he could be a bst Chief Minister that India has ever produced. Refrain from judging a man before he got a chance. That is unfair.

Sandip Mar 21, 2017 06:38pm

All will agree that he is not corrupt politician and his five times winning as MP proves beyond doubt that he is voted by minorities in great number. Let us see the change of conventional style of electing people who have looted public wealth and amassed huge fortune .

Raj KUMAR Mar 21, 2017 06:43pm

@Shafaat Siddiqui dont worry,India has seen this situation in the past when there was emergency,so we know how to take care of politicians who deviate,if this man does not deliver on law and order and development bjp themselves will throw him out for they need to come back to us in 2019. Still i would say not a very good choice.

Veeran Mar 21, 2017 07:19pm

Yogi is good, Very effective and anti corruption leader. There are thousands of Muslim support his leadership. So many video are available for review in media. He will fight against corruption in Utter Pradesh. Let him work with free hand and see the result. He will make sure all deserving youth either Hindu or Muslim will have opportunity to have job. He left his family behind and prepared to work for development and Economy growth.

Leo Mar 21, 2017 08:11pm

@Iftikhar Husain : so what? it will be resolved without a problem.

Leo Mar 21, 2017 08:20pm

This appointment is going to prove a game changer. It will end the religion based politics . Yogi has more Muslims in support contrary to the media reports about him being Anti-Muslim. For people of Uttar Pradesh, it will be a wait and watch. Going by Yogi's work track record, he will shine amongst all communities. For God's sake let him work for the progress of the state and it's people. I am a bit surprised to see people being prejudiced without doing enough research. This is not Congress in the center. This is BJP who have changed Chief Ministers in the past ..Which would not be needed in this case.