“Is Kairana not an issue? Is Kashmir not an issue? If this country’s majority, Hindus, are tortured, is it not an issue? But if a thorn pricks the foot of someone from the minority community, it becomes an issue. This politics is strange.” YOGI ADITYANATH, addressing a rally in Sahibabad in western Uttar Pradesh on January 30, compared the ‘exodus’ of Hindus from Kairana to the forcing out of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. Adityanath praised Vladimir Putin for standing up to Muslims, telling them to “go where they like Shariat law”. Will the Election Commission take notice? Or is this the language of development for all?