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Firebrand Hindu cleric ascends India's political ladder

July 13, 2017 The New York Times

The appointment of Yogi Adityanath’s to rule India’s most populous state “invests a certain amount of power in Yogi Adityanath that cannot be easily taken away,” said Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science and international studies. “Modi has been either unwilling to stop his rise, or unable to stop his rise."

Firebrand Hindu cleric ascends India's political ladder (comments by Ashutosh Varshney) – The New York Times