Hindu Nationalism in India's Heartland
With the appointment of Hindu cleric Yogi Adityanath (C) as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah aim to appease their base supporters.
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In Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state, the ruling party will continue to press issues popular with its Hindu base to steady support as it works to improve the economy. But an ongoing clash with meat-sellers in the state highlights the risks of the ruling party's brand of Hindu nationalism...
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