How BJP changed its politics from ‘Vikas’ to Hindutva as UP election moved east

BJP started with Vikas (development) as poll plank in Uttar Pradesh, but couldn’t resist the temptation of exploiting the Hindu-Muslim fault-line for a consolidation of majority votes.

There is a method in BJP’s Hindutva march in country’s most populous state, which is also home to all three major sites of dispute between Hindus and Muslims—Kashi, Mathura and Ayodhya.

Here are the six steps how BJP’s Hindutva discourse got sharper as election moved from Muslim-dominated western parts to Poorvanchal, which has significantly low population of the minority community.

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Source By hindustantimes

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