- New York Times editorial slammed Yogi Adityanath's appointment as UP CM
- All editorials or opinions are subjective, says government
- Wisdom in doubting genuine democratic verdicts questionable: Government
"All editorials or opinions are subjective. This case is particularly so and the wisdom in doubting the verdicts of genuine democratic exercises is quite questionable, both at home and abroad," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said in response to a question.
The NYT editorial titled "Modi's Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists" said since he came to power in 2014, PM Modi "has played a cagey game, appeasing his party's hardline Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth".
Calling Yogi Adityanath a "firebrand Hindu cleric", the editorial said the move to name the 44-year-old as Uttar Pradesh's chief minister is a "shocking rebuke to religious minorities".