In July this year, the state government had issued orders mandating the use of a Deendayal Upadhyaya logo on all government advertisements.
Each move Modi made awed us, even when he spewed venom. We were too ready, too eager to legitimise everything he did.
Adityanath’s appointment is his latest move. The task before us will now be to find virtue in what has been done.
The professor’s life was an ethical-moral compass for many, as he embraced simplicity and actively stayed away from power.
The consistent doublespeak, especially on tricky issues, poses a Herculean challenge for the party to shed its old image and emerge as a modern, soft right-wing party.
In its desperate search for historical icons of its own, the BJP doesn’t mind casting aside the memory of the most revered Indian martyr.