Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister | The Wilders of India

Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister | World news | The Guardian

“A firebrand Hindu priest who praised Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and once likened the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to a terrorist has been chosen to run India’s most populous state.

The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), which last weekend won a landslide victory in local elections in Uttar Pradesh state, announced after a party meeting on Saturday that Yogi Adityanath was its unanimous choice for chief minister.

The party of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, runs on a religious nationalist platform, arguing the country’s identity and culture are inherently Hindu in character.”

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