News Worms
News Worms


Hai Ram! Yogi Adityanath is the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh

Hai Ram! Yogi Adityanath is the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh

Wishing the new government well, Surjewala said "we sincerely hope" the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh "will now. concentrate upon fulfilling the promises made to people", including waiving loans of farmers, reducing power tariff and creating jobs.

Manish Tewari, a senior Congress party leader tweeted that the BJP's decision to appoint Mr Adityanath was a "harbinger to greater polarisation".

More news: Koeman talks tough on Lukaku and Barkley contracts

Yadav further said that there is internal conflict going on within the BJP due to which groupism can be seen among the party members.

Manoj Kumar Sinha's name is being pitched for the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister, where the Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory with a three-fourth majority. After Raman Singh in Chhattisgarh, Biren Singh in Manipur and Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand, Yogi Adityanath will be the fourth Rajput Chief Minister of a BJP ruled state.

More news: Missing clerics 'found' in Pak

Adityanath's controversial Hindutva background now comes under the scanner as there are many cases against him. However, in choosing these leaders, the BJP has also ignored western and north-western Uttar Pradesh, from where it swept the 2017 elections. Modi-Shah duo and RSS which may have called the shots in Yogi's dream-come-true elevation perhaps interpreted this mandate as a Hindu consolidation verdict in a Hindu versus Muslim electoral battle. "Allowing Hindutva hardliners to helm a major state is a costly mistake", said journalist Malini Parthasarathy on Twitter as #YogiAdityanath became a top-trending topic in India. He was not consulted at all on several crucial issues, including mode of campaigning, selection of candidates and also on the issue of projecting a leader as the chief ministerial candidate. His name for CM and Dinesh Sharma's name for Deputy CM are being discussed, reported ANI.

The choice of the CM was delayed because of hectic parleys within the Sangh Parivar, where, at one stage, a section of the RSS wanted to install Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the august office.

More news: World Series Stakes are Now at an All-Time High, Thanks to the Cubs and Indians World Series

It must have been one of the rare occasions when a leader named as chief minister and a deputy chief minister had their supporters protesting at party headquarters and make the party leadership yield to their demands.

follow

editors' picks

March 19, 2017
Casemiro guides leaders Real through Athletic test
It is a hard place to go to but we will try to play well and win the game, doing as we've been doing up until now". We know it will be one of the most demanding games that we have left.

March 19, 2017
Presidential hopeful Francois Fillon under formal investigation over 'fake job' scandal
The independent Macron would beat anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen by more than 20 points in the final round, OpinionWay said . Fillon had been expected to meet with judges on Wednesday over fraud accusations relating to undeclared funds.

March 19, 2017
Dovish Fed boosts emerging assets, stocks at 20-month high
US stock indexes took a small step back Thursday, while bond yields recovered some of their sharp losses from Wednesday. The S&P 500 index lost 2.36 points to 2,379.02 and the Nasdaq composite index is down 7.65 points to 5,893.11.

March 19, 2017
House committee hears Senate's sanctuary cities bill
But Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has publicly and repeatedly denounced the proposal as bad for business. Bob Behning's bill, making it identical to Senate Bill 276, which passed the Senate earlier this month.

March 19, 2017
NCAA Tournament 2017, Duke vs Troy: Highlights, score and recap
The Tigers (21-10), the No. 6 seed in the Stockton, Calif., regional, tip-off against No. 11-seed South Florida (24-8) at 4 p.m. North Carolina fans may not have liked it, but it was the flawless end to a wild tournament filled with upsets and great games.

March 19, 2017
Kolarov warns Manchester City against domestic hangover after Monaco woe
Divock Origi is doubtful following illness, while injured duo Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge will again miss out. This league advantage wasn't lost on Jurgen Klopp who highlighted Man City's expansive attacking style this season.

March 19, 2017
Elena Vesnina recovers to beat Venus Williams at Indian Wells
What attracted the most attention was the match between Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Wednesday's match was just the fifth time they weren't opposing each other in a final.

March 18, 2017
Apple shines the spotlight on indie games in the App Store
The selections were chosen by the App Store's Editorial team, and include a mix of both paid and free-to-play titles. Given the App Store is a curated store front, it still receives a mindblowing number of new apps and games everyday.

March 18, 2017
Franklin Templeton's Zahn: French bonds still unattractive on election risks
Marine Le Pen , the FN's leader, seeks to win the first round of French presidential election in late April. Macron, who is strongly pro-EU, represents "the opposite of what Brexit stands for", according to Le Pen.

March 18, 2017
New Orleans Wednesday weather: Sunny and cool
Skies are expected to be partly sunny Friday , sunny Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday , according to the weather service. High winds will create unsafe driving conditions and bitter wind chills, the National Weather Service said.