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Things to know about Yogi Adityanath

  • Born on June 5, 1972, Yogi Adityanath's real name is Ajay Singh. He has a BSc degree from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand.
  • He was elected as the member of the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 from Gorakhpur constituency, becoming the youngest MP at the age of 26. He has so far been MP from th
  • Known for his firebrand politics, Adityanath never had to rely on Modi wave to cling on to his seat or get anointed as the Uttar Pradesh CM.
  • Adityanath has several criminal cases against him. But that didn’t stop him from becoming the CM of the most populous and communally sensitive Uttar Pradesh
  • Often caught in controversy because of his speeches, Adityanath allegedly led a “purification” drive for conversion of Christians to Hinduism in 2005.
  • Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini - a “social, cultural and nationalist group” of young people.
  • He, however, has had a strained relationship with the BJP for more than a decade. The troubled relationship was finally normalised with the RSS's intervention.
  • With his anointment as Uttar Pradesh CM, Adityanath joined the famous league of BJP’s bachelor CMs – Trivendra Rawat (Uttarakhand), ML Khattar (Haryana), Sarban