Kozhikode: Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today expressed apprehension over appointment of firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, stating that he subscribed to extreme ideologies.
Talking to reporters here, Chandy said the appointment of Adityanath as Chief Minister of the most populous state was worrisome as his views were against secular credentials of the country. Besides, he is not even a member of the state assembly.
Flaying the authorities for denying chance to the Congress, the single largest party, to form governments in Goa and Manipur, he said this was against democratic norms. Allowing the BJP to form governments in these states was a violation of established precedent on such issues, he said.
BJP President Amit Shah’s statement, even before completion of counting of votes in these states, that his party would form governments in four states, indicated pre-planning on the issue, he added.