Modi picks Hindu hardliner to lead India’s most populous state
Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath, who has been accused of inciting violence against India‘s Muslim minority, to lead its most populous state after his party won a landslide victory last week. Adityanath’s appointment to lead Uttar Pradesh was denounced by opposition party members. But officials of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party said Adityanath, who will take charge on Sunday, was the appropriate leader for the state. “This is a watershed moment in the history of BJP,” Venkaiah Naidu, Federal Information & Broadcasting Minister told reporters after BJP officials met in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow on Saturday. “The…
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