“We are bigoted people. Deep down. We love it” How Twitter reacted on Adityanath’s choice as UP CM

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As Hindutva hardliner and known anti-Muslim Yogi Adityanath is set to assume the reins of UP, Congress leader Veerappa Moily called it the “biggest assault” on secularism, but the party’s official reaction was tempered with caution as it said it will act as “watchdog of people’s interest”.

The BJP, however, stood behind the Yogi, notwithstanding his strident pro-Hindutva credentials, insisting “he stands for development”.

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“It is a big assault on secularism in the country. Maybe, the BJP or RSS would like to endorse their cause of Hinduism. India is not Hinduism. Hinduism is not India.

“India is built above castes and religions and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) is the very foundation of our secular society. It is the biggest assault ever done on secularism,” Moily was quoted by PTI.

Notwithstanding the Hindutva rabble rouser image of the 44-year-old 5-time MP from Gorakhpur, BJP spokesman Siddharth Nath Singh said, “That image may be with media but he has been elected again and again. He stands for development and that is the agenda we have got and we will will stick to the agenda.”

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Adityanath, has many criminal cases against him. The new Uttar Pradesh chief minister has, in the past, been charged with rioting, armed with deadly weapon, endangering life or personal safety of others, unlawful assembly, trespassing on burial places, criminal intimidation and more crucially, attempt to murder.

While the mainstream media has been silent in highlighting Adityanath’s past, many social media users including some known BJP sympathisers have expressed their disgust on his choice as the chief minister of a state, which has nearly 20 percent Muslim population.

Some users also sought to remind people about what the MP from Gorakhpur had said in the past. In one statement, he had talked about placing Ganesha idols in every mosque.

The dominating theme of social media conversation was that the choice of Adityanath had unmasked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s so-called of development. An overwhelming majority of users concluded that the BJP had won the historic landslide on a communal agenda and by opting for Adityanath, the party had secured its election victory for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Here are some reactions!

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  1. Poverty , farmers suicide , employment , health , education…….OR……..ghar vapsi, surgical strike ,beef , masjid-mandir , so called Palayan……….deception and deception and deception with lying . Hunger first Or and etc ….. Inflation? GST…..can we save ourselves ? ? ?

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