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With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due in 2017, the BJP and Modi must realise that the road to Lucknow is via Varanasi. So, how far has Modi come in his constituency? How much did the blazing rhetoric actually translate into work on the ground? Here is a look at what has happened in Varanasi over the past 10 months and what must be achieved to enable the BJP to win UP in 2017.
Attention, though, to Malaviya's leadership of the Hindu Mahasabha, an organisation that sought to address issues of concern to Hindus, such as protection of cows, and whose subscribers included many members of the Indian National Congress, has been seen by some as reason to erroneously categorise Pandit Malaviya as a Hindu nationalist.