A section of Media is hellbent on setting the narrative that PM Modi wasn’t very keen on giving the reins the most populous and politically most important state of Uttar Pradesh to firebrand Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath. Some even went to the extent of proving that Yogi Adityanath actually strong armed Modi and Shah to get to the throne.
But if we analyse carefully, it comes across as a masterstroke from PM Modi.
At the very outset, PM Narendra Modi choosing Yogi Adityanath as UP CM can be considered as a spirited decision and would achieve multiple goals.
1) To put an end to hostile media’s smear game at first
The crucial one is to defeat the media in its own game. It’s the media that has dubbed Yogi as a fire brand Hindutva face of BJP, and since been, witch hunting and defaming Yogi in all possible ways, underscoring all his out spoken statements on secularism, minority bias etc. since past 20 yrs. Once having dubbed as a fire brand Hindutva leader, moderate liberal Hindu sympathizers too would be hesitant to extend support to Yogi. This is the very objective of the media. However, this grand design of the media has since been beaten by Modiji in a mesmerizing way. The announcement of Yogi as the CM candidature, has left the media in disbelief as the media was just hoping that BJP would not ‘dare’ to announce Yogi as CM designate in the back drop of their virulent campaign against Yogi.
This decision has brought to light, the Government’s firmness, not to bully down to media ‘s mind game anymore. (BJP has been accused of being pusillanimous in facing the hostile media, and succumbing to its mind game and smear by own followers)
One can visualize now, how the print and electronic media would have reacted in jubilation, had BJP picked any other contenders other than Yogi Adityanath. That would be a death-knell to future of BJP, as it would remain for ever as a party fearing media. This is particularly so, in the backdrop of BJP’s pusillanimous response to Varun Gandhi’s infamous ‘communal speech’ of Pilibhit. BJP do not wish to be intimidated by media’s fear games anymore. Else it would seriously undermine PM Modi’s stature.
Yogi Adityanath would be a successful CM, despite his devil may care mannerisms. Once after assuming CM s chair, he will be more moderate than ever. I just remind you all here, our PM Modiji, was once as fire brand as Yogi. In a DD, Z news TV debates, long ago (yr. 2000) Modi spoke extempore on Islam, and bigotry of Muslims in India. Take the case of US President Donald Trump too. He was a fire brand during campaign and mellowed down when in Office. In view of this pleasant rule, every Hindu and Muslim elite, can be rest assured, that Yogi will take UP on right path of progress (sab ka saath sab ka vikas).
2) Yogi Adityanath’ s endeavour is to unite Dalits, OBC, Tribals in to main fold to forge a strong Hindu community for the prosperity of India in a holistic manner
The other main concern of our media is, their fear that Dalit’s, obc, Tribals are uniting under Yogi Adityanath, and strengthening Hindu fold.
Mahant Yogi Adityanath (Ajay Singh Bisht) a Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms since 1998. When he was elected MP first time, he was 26 yrs old. Adityanath is also the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of his spiritual “father,” Mahant Avaidyanath in September 2014.
This Mutt is epicentre of Yogi s efforts to unite Hindus against hostile communal Muslim forces.
What is significance of Gorakhnath Mutt in uniting Hindus?
‘Today’s Gorakhnath Math, centred at Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh (also named after the saint), is a religious institution that runs two Gorakhnath temples, one in Nepal in the district of Gurkha (another word believed to be derived from Baba Gorakhnath), and the other a little south of Gorakhpur. The temple at Gorakhpur is said to contain the samadhi shrine (tomb) and gaddi (prayer seat) of Gorakhnath. These temples constitute the centre of most of the Hindu religious activity in this region’ (Wikipedia)
The samadhi and gaddi layout of the temple is unique of a Hindu Temple, even in non-Dravidian architect. This will foster unification of Hindus non-upper caste populace in Uttar Pradesh, Nepal and other parts of Northern India.
This is one among very few Hindu temples manned by non-Brahmin Hindu priests’ lineage, which attracts lakhs of devotees/
In view of this temple/Mutt’s significant clout on Dalits, OBCs, and other downtrodden section of Hindus, the Christian Missionaries anguish against Yogi Adityanath ‘s is, anything but predictable. His Gharvapsi and purification ceremonies of already converted Hindus back to Hindu fold has angered missionaries and they tactically aligned with the hostile media in smear campaign against Yogi.
3) RAM Temple Blue Print in Ayodhya can be made under the stewardship of Yogi Adityanath.
Another main reason for choosing Yogi Adityanath was to fulfil its now dormant poll promise of Ram Temple. Yogi Adityanath’ s commitment to build Ram Temple, and Gorakhnath Mutts role in spearheading Ram Temple movement right from Mahant Digvijay Nath to Yogi Adityanath are all well known in UP Politics. Hence no other CM can be a match to accomplish this long-cherished dream of Hindus, other than Yogi. It’s BJP s optimism that only Yogi can master plan the Temple construction as early as possible and achieve it in record time in an amicable manner, involving all stake holders.
This is what Yogi has said on the importance of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
“Chhattisgarh was Lord Ram’s ‘nanihal’ (his mother Kaushlya’s maternal home). According to ‘jyotishi manyata’ (astrology), when the Lord will settle at his ‘nanihal’, it would automatically pave the way for the construction of a (Ram) temple (in Ayodhya) > Yogi Adityanath.
4) Social subjugation of Hindu girls in UP, by Muslims ‘love-jihad’ can be ended effectively under Yogi
We are all aware how the Kairana Hindu exodus episodes were predictably side-lined by the media. The truth is exodus of hapless Hindu families did take place. It was such a shock in Hindu majority India, that Hindus fleeing their homes in the heartland of India, fearing fellow Muslims.
Love jihad is a stark reality, where hapless Hindu girls were subjected to severe mental torture intimidation, physical abduction by Muslim youths in many parts of India particularly in UP. This evil can be stopped by enforcing laws. Anti-romeo squads can be effectively put in place in UP, to curb love jihad, only under stewardship of Yogi Adityanath.
5) The communal staunch of All India Muslim Personal Law Board can be tackled by Adityanath more effectively.
Off late AIMPLB has extremely turned in to a communally proactive body. Their recent staunch on triple talaq, is highly atrocious and exhibits its hard core male chauvinistic stance. The following is the line of their defense of triple talaq before the Hon ‘ble Supreme Court.
“When serious discords develop in a marriage and husband wants to get rid of wife, legal compulsions and time consuming judicial process….in extreme cases husband may resort to illegal criminal ways of getting rid of her by murdering her. In such situations, the triple talaq is a better recourse,” it told the apex court
Hence the volatile situation can be foreseen in dealing with AIMPLB in UP in coming days by the Government of the day. So, BJP is confident and optimistic that Yogi Adityanath is the best option in the given situation to handle the AIMPLB with ‘carrot or stick’ option.