Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

NY Times article maligning Yogi Adityanath sparks anger in Agra

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At a time when even US President Donald Trump is openly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he wants to follow the steps taken by Modi in bringing his country back on track, the American media is busy maligning Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his state.

On Friday, the people of Agra were enraged upon reading a malicious news about Yogi Adityanath published in the New York Times entitled “Firebrand Hindu Cleric Ascends India’s Political Ladder” and claimed that it was an attempt of the New York Times to malign Yogi Adityanath and his growing stature in Indian politics. Simulated copies of New York Times were burned at several places in protest of the news.

Talking to India Today, members of the group Hindustani Biradari said that Yogi Adityanath is carrying out the agenda of ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ as set by Prime Minister Modi and he is working towards the progress of Uttar Pradesh.

Secretary Ziauddin said that Yogi Adityanath’s image has gone through a tremendous transformation ever since he became the chief minister of UP and whatever the New York Times has written against PM Modi and Yogi Adityanath, appears to be following an anti-Modi agenda.

He said that many ‘elite’ westerners, as well as Indians, are still unable to digest that an ascetic like Yogi Adityanath could become the chief minister of the most populous state in the country and a tea-seller like Narendra Modi could become the Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the world.

He said that the article portrays Yogi Adityanath as the leader of a militant sect of Hindus, which creates a misunderstanding among the international readers that Uttar Pradesh has been taken over by militant Hindus and it is not safe to come here. He said that when even US President Donald Trump is praising PM Modi, New York Times appears to be doing just the opposite by questioning PM Modi’s judgment in appointing Yogi Adityanath as UP chief minister.

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