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India’s worst CM is working on his image. His opponents will let him succeed

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After a post in February 2014, Yogi Adityanath’s blog fell silent. Even after he became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, there was no post. Suddenly, after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Yogi Adityanath has started blogging regularly.

His last post was on the International Yoga Day, in Hindi and in Sanskrit. There’s been one on water conservation, one with the text of his speech at the Niti Aayog meeting, and one on the BJP’s excellent performance in the Lok Sabha elections, winning 62 of the 80 seats in UP despite the SP-BSP alliance.

The timeline of Yogi Adityanath’s personal blog tells you how the BJP has been balancing Brand Modi and Brand Yogi in Uttar Pradesh.

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Since Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister in 2017, he has fared rather poorly. His government has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, from encephalitis deaths to rape charges on party colleagues, stray cattle destroying farmers’ crops across the state and poor law and order despite extra-judicial ‘encounter’ killings by the police.

But Yogi’s image took a beating also because he didn’t claim any credit for any good work. All credit was given........

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