Repackaging Uttar Pradesh: PM's favourite Babu enters politics

The political importance of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cannot be doubted. As a Hindutva mascot he is next only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in terms of his popularity with the flock. With his saffron robes marking the marriage of religion and politics – the merger of the Church and the State that Hindutva ideologues so desire – his persona remains unmatched in the BJP.  PM Narendra Modi Adityanath’s rise heralded a qualitatively new stage of Hindutva’s unabashed championing of majorit.....

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