Muslims in Uttar Pradesh have mixed feelings for Yogi Adityanath as chief minister.
Siraj Qureshi | Posted by Samiya Latief Agra, March 22, 2017 | India Today::
Ever since Yogi Adityanath took over as UP CM, it was clear that the BJP and the new government were in for a big surprise in the form of support from the Muslim community, if the central and state governments follow their slogan 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' honestly and impartially.
With Yogi Adityanath assuming the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on March 19, while a large part of the population appears to be ecstatic and is even terming it as a return of power in the hands of the 'Hindus', quite a significant part of the population is also worried about the possible increase in animosity between Hindus and Muslims - the two largest religious communities in the state.
Ever since his elevation as a saffron leader, Yogi Adityanath has been known as a firebrand leader who has given several objectionable statements in the past concerning the minorities, although most of his focus has always been on developing nationalistic ideals. It is this fact that the Muslim intelligensia is trying to make the rest of the community realise as they believe that the new Uttar Pradesh regime will not practice partisan politics and there will be no difference between 80 per cent and 20 per cent of the people in the state.
When India Today talked to this select group of Muslims, it was clear that the BJP and Yogi Adityanath government are in for a big surprise in the form of support from the Muslim community, if the central and state governments follow their slogan 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' honestly and impartially.