Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2017 Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections in 2017. Yogi Adityanath was appointed as the Chief Minister on March 26, 2017. He has been elected as the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive years since 1998. Yogi Adityanath, the Hindutva firebrand is also the Mahant (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Math. It is a Hindu Temple in Gorakhpur. He was appointed to this post after the demise of his spiritual director, Mahant Avaidyanath in 2014. Find out more about him in Yogi Adityanath’s Wiki.
Yogi Adityanath’s Birth Name is Ajay Mohan Bisht
Ajay Mohan Bisht was born on 5th June 1972 in Panchur village, Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name was Anand Singh Bisht. He was a forest ranger. Ajay Mohan Bisht was the second born son of Anand. He got his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand. He left his home in the 90s to join the Ayodhya Ram temple movement. He became a disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath, who was the chief priest at the Gorakhnath Math. Later, he got the name ‘Yogi Adityanath’ and was designated as the successor of the Mahant Avaidyanath. Adityanath established a school in his ancestral village. In the traditional rituals of the Nath sect, Yogi Adityanath was made Peethadhishwar of the Math on 14 September 2014.
Adityanath was the Youngest Member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26.
In 1998, Adityanath was elected to the Lok Sabha. He founded the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an extremist and militant youth organization which has been known for violent activities in Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath has served as a star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2006, he took up links between Nepali Maoists and Indian Leftist parties as the key campaign issue and encouraged Madhesi leaders to oppose Maoism in Nepal. He was again elected as a Member of Parliament in 2004. Adityanath introduced three private member Bills in the 16th Lok Sabha. He has been the Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur for five consecutive years.
Yogi Adityanath was a Prominent Campaigner for BJP in 2017
Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 19th March 2017 after BJP’s win in the assembly elections. He shut down all the illegal slaughterhouses after becoming the Chief Minister of UP. Yogi was the one to order the anti-romeo squads which become popular among the women in the state. He imposed a ban on cow-smuggling and consumption of tobacco in government offices across the state. He kept a whopping 36 ministries to himself which include Home, Housing, Town and Country Planning Department, Revenue, Food and Civil Supplies, Food Security and Drug Administration, Economics and Statistics, Mines and Minerals, Flood Control, Stamp and Registry, Prison, General Administration, Secretariat Administration, Vigilance, Personnel and Appointment, Information, Institutional Finance, Planning, Estate Department, Urban Land, UP State Reorganisation Committee, Administration Reforms, Programme Implementation, National Integration, Infrastructure, Coordination, Language, External Aided Project, Relief and Rehabilitation, Public Service Management, Rent Control, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures. He took the decision to clear off the loans of nearly 87 lakh small and marginal farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath was Involved in a Purification Drive in 2005
In 2005, a purification drive was conducted in Uttar Pradesh that involved the conversion of 1,800 Christians to Hinduism in the town of Etah. In 2010, Adityanath opposed the Women’s Reservation Bill. He said that reservation doesn’t affect women’s domestic responsibilities like child care. If men develop feminine traits they become gods, but if women develop masculine traits they become demons.
Yogi Adityanath has been a Controversy’s Child
An undated video surfaced on YouTube during August 2014 where during a public speech at Azamgarh, Adityanath was referring to the religious conversions due to inter-religious marriages. He said, “if they take one Hindu girl, we will take 100 Muslims girls.” In the same video, he added “if they kill one Hindu, there will be 100 that we” takes a pause, and the gathered crowd shouts: “kill”.
Adityanath is a Supporter of Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim policy
Adityanath appreciated Trump’s decision to ban all immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. He suggests that India should adopt the same.
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