Yogi Adityanath is an Indian politician who is currently the chief minister of state of uttar pradesh, in office since 19 march 2017. He is prominently known as hindu nationalist politician and a monk.
Yogi Adityanath Caste, Wife, Family, Political Journey & More
1] Yogi Adityanath Early Life
Yogi Adityanath was born on 5 june 1972 in the panchur village, in pauri garhwal, uttar pradesh. This place is now located in the state of uttarakhand.
Yogi Adityanath real name is Ajay Mohan Bisht. His father Anand Singh Bisht worked as a forest ranger. Yogi Adityanath has three brothers and three sisters. He completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in uttarakhand.
2] Yogi Adityanath Personal Life
Yogi Adityanath left his home in early 1990s to join the ayodhya ram temple movement. He was given the name of Yogi Adityanath after he came under the influence of Mahant Avaidyanath who was the chief priest in Gorakhnath Math.
He was designated as the successor of Mahant Avaidyanath. Yogi Adityanath had left his family at the very early age of 21 to become the disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath.
3] Yogi Adityanath politics
Mahant Avaidyanath was also in politics and was member of Hindu Mahasabha. He was elected to parliament on the party’s ticket. This party was always steadfast in Ayodhya Movement. Later on when Bjp and Sangh Parivar joined the movement, all the nationalism came together.
In 1996 he became in charge of managing the election campaign for Mahant Avaidyanath. In 1998 Yogi Adityanath was elected to lok sabha. Yogi Adityanath started out on his political journey with a youth wind Hindu Yuva Vahini which was started by him.
In the year of 2006 he campaigned against Indian leftist parties and maoists in nepal. He asked madhesi leaders to stand against maoism in Nepal.
Surprisingly he was the youngest member of parliament of 12th lok sabha at the very young age of 26. He has been elected as member of parliament for five consecutive terms from Gorakhpur, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014.
From 1998 to 1999 he worked in various departments such as committee on civil supplies, committee on food, public distribution and its sub committee-B on departments of edible oils and sugar, consultative committee, ministry of home affairs.
In 1999 he was again elected and worked in departments like committee on food, civil supplies and public distribution. Though he is from BJP, he often criticized the party for the weakening of hindutva ideology. He derives his power from Hindu Yuva Vahini and gorakhnath math which always put him on a stronger position. He has always been a star campaigner for his party BJP.
Despite his dissension with BJP and RSS leaders, he maintained cordial relations with them. After becoming the chief minister of stater of uttar pradesh on 19 march 2017 he started taking actions on several front. He banned illegal slaughterhouses all across the state of uttar
pradesh. He took actions against smuggling of cows and put a blanket ban. He also formed anti romeo squads. He has suspended more than a hundred police officers. He put a ban on tobacco, gutka and pan in every government office in the uttar pradesh.
4] Yogi Adityanath Controversies
According to some of media reports, he was involved in purification drive which was said to have converted around 2000 christians into hindu in 2005. He always wants India to be a Hindu state. In 2010 he opposed the Women’s Reservation Bill in the parliament.
In the year of 2007 when he was arrested in the onslaught of religious violence, his supporters and members of Hindu Yuva Vahini agitated and violated prohibitory orders of administration. following the unrest, Mumbai Gorakhpur godan express was burned in several coaches.
According to a youtube video which is undated and came out on surface in 2014, he was urging Hindus for inter religious marriages. In 2015 while speaking in virat hindu sammelan he said that he will install the idols of goddess gauri, ganesh and nandi in every mosque.
In february 2015, he also said that people who are unwilling to do yoga can leave this country. In 2015 following the intolerance debate, he compared the bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
In 2008 his convoy was attacked while en route to azamgarh which was an anti terrorism rally. This attack caused the death of one person and other six persons were left injured.
5] Yogi Adityanath Net Worth
According to maurya affidavit his total movable assets are worth Rs 72.94 Lakh while his immovable assets are worth Rs 6.85 crores. He has a revolver and a rifle.