Yogi Aadityanath, the priest-turned-politician, who has emerged as the BJP's surprise choice for the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has taken the oath of office. Nobody expected his name cropping up for the post.
Political pundits often opine that the road to Delhi passes through Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is indeed true considering the sheer magnitude of the state and its demographic diversity.
If there is one thing I don't miss on a Republic Day, it is watching the live telecast of the parade at Rajpath. There are many nations that carry out military parades to mark various occasions with different intentions. The Republic Day parade, however, is unique in many aspects.