New Delhi: Minutes after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath was named the BJP's chief minister in Uttar Pradesh, Twitter flooded with posts with memes comparing the Hindu hardliner to Hollywood star Vin Diesel. Soon after the announcement, #YogiAdityanath, #DineshSharma, @JaiShreeRam were among the top trends on Twitter.
Named as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, 44-year-old Adityanath, a priest-turned-politician, is known for his provocative speeches and mass following across the state and never shies away from making controversial remarks, be it about Islam or Pakistan.
Check out these tweets:
I always support artistic freedom but history mustn't be altered. Also Gandhi was killed by Aurangzeb but Taimur destroyed all evidences.— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) January 28, 2017
Yogi Adityanath right now pic.twitter.com/8PF7pif19U— Ishant Sharma (@CrimeMasterV2) March 18, 2017