BJP turns up Hindu nationalist heat with renamings, statue plan
A near clean-sweep in Uttar Pradesh, the state of 220 million people that sends the highest number of lawmakers to the lower house of parliament, helped Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win its biggest mandate in three decades in 2014.
Political strategists say keeping its mainly Hindu base intact in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere would be crucial to repeat such a performance, but there are also concerns that the BJP has been turning up the heat on divisive religious issues.
Published Date: Nov 8th, 2018 07:54 PM | Updated Date: Nov 09, 2018 06:10 AM IST
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