This book is a justification of him.
Justification of why a commoner Rajput boy hailing from a small village in Uttarakhand deserves to be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
- A commoner who graduated from Science background, and later went on to pursue vedic texts out of passion and interest, later joining one of the most revered temples in India and eventually be risen to the post of its Mahant.
- A commoner who not only became the youngest individual to ever be elected to the parliament in Independent India, but also someone who never lost an election in his life after that.
- A commoner whose actual family continues to live a common life in that same old remote village in Uttarakhand, despite him becoming one of the most popular and powerful politicians in all of India.
- A commoner who has on his own merit, without any support from any second man whosoever, has himself risen to the pedestal he stands on today, unlike Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, Tejaswi Yadav, or umpteen other such figures who would have never been even known to the common men if not for their fathers.
This book is all about proving a point.
The point that you have been fed just too much of lies and propaganda about this commoner man by the mainstream media. The point that the likes of Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar, Sagarika Ghosh and others have not just branded him a undeserving saffron wearing hardliner, but also proliferated just too much of misinformation about him, his views and opinions.
It would not have been the best book for most people to invest their money, time and energy on.
However, given the astounding deal of misinformation and falsified propaganda that has been carried out relentlessly by the mainstream media and the unending band of ‘liberal’ figures about Yogi Adityanath, reading this book becomes all the way more important in today’s times.
Let’s not kid ourselves. One can hate him, or admire him, but simply not ignore him in today’s times. And, the worse is to hate him or admire him without even knowing the real him.
At the then age of 26 with a vote margin of 26,000 votes, he won his first ever parliamentary election in 1998.
In the next election in 1999, that margin came down to 7,000 votes but he managed to win. The next time though, in 2004, he won by a massive margin of 1,40,000 votes! Then next time in 2009, he further widened his victory margin to 2,20,000 votes. And, as if that wasn’t already a big enough win for him, in the 2014 elections this supposed ‘orange-cladded uncouth priest and Hindu militant politician’ won by a victory margin of a mind-numbing 3,00,000 votes.
Mind that, its not that his total votes were 3,00,000 votes, but the margin was 3,00,000. Had that even have been the total number of votes in his favour, that would have been a big number in itself.
The book made me question the notion that he doesn’t deserve the position he is in today. The book brought out to my knowledge a hell lot of information about this man which the traditional media not just never reported, but also distorted umpteen number of times.
Barkha Dutt openly called him an orange CM long back in a summit. Well, how does his dressing choice make him imperfect for the job given he has a solid record as a parliamentarian, which is way higher than most Indian MPs. Yes, that’s true. The book offers solid facts, numbers and much other such data about his attendance, debates and performance in Lok Sabha. Add to that his remarkable political career.
How is he any lesser worthy than much older, lessor proven, and much tainted Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav?
This book is a justification of all of that.
And, does it accomplish its purpose? Absolutely.
Overall rating: 3/5