New Delhi: Yogi Adityanath becoming the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for inclusive growth, the CPI-M said on Sunday.
"This choice by the RSS, executed by its political arm the BJP, is a deliberate move which bodes ill for the state," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.
"The selection of Adityanath has once again exposed the oft-repeated claim of Modi that development will be its main agenda. It makes a mockery of his own slogan 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'," the CPI-M said.
"Adityanath is a known Hindutva fanatic who has a record of inciting communal violence, having a number of criminal cases pending against him. He also espouses extremely casteist views."
The CPI-M called on all democratic and secular forces in the state to unitedly work to safeguard communal amity.
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Updated Date: Mar 19, 2017 18:17:36 IST