Yogi Adityanath has been selected as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister because the RSS-BJP think-tank believes that he is the best person to continue the momentum of Hindu consolidation through his actions and language, says a well-known political scientist.
Former JNU professor Imtiaz Ahmad said that the UP assembly election was contested with religion at its core. "BJP fears that a huge chunk of OBC voters who voted for the party can move away in future. They feel that Adityanath is the right person to keep the anti-Muslim rhetoric going which is necessary to keep those votes intact for 2019.
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