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New Delhi, March 18, 2017: Yogi Adityanath, the five-time parliamentarian, and the ascetic Hindutva face is the new Cheif Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He will be seen taking oath along with his ministers tomorrow at 2.15 pm tomorrow at Lucknow’s Smriti upvan complex near the Ambedkar memorial.

Here is what you need to know about the fiery Hindutva Leader, Yogi Adityanath, The Cheif Minister of Uttar Pradesh-

  • Reincarnation of Yogi Adityanath from Ajay Singh

RSS functionaries introduced Ajay Singh (Yogi) to the mahant of Gorakhshanath Temple. Ajay accompanied mahant to Gorakhpur and served him with full devotion. Happy with his meticulous servings to the temple, Ajay was given Guru Diksha on February 15, 1994, and was rechristened to Yogi Adityanath.

  • Full timer in Akhil Bhartiya Vidhya Parishad in college days

He is BSc in Maths from HNB university, Srinagar in Uttrakhand. He was actively involved in RSS and also appeared to be a full-timer in ABVP.

  • Founder of Hindu Yuva Vahini

Hindu Yuva Vahini is a Hindu Youth group who seek to provide a Hindu rightist platform through social, cultural and political activities. The youth activists set ablaze train protesting the arrest of Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur district jail.

  • Social Initiatives by Yogi Adityanath

Yogi had provided the hostel for socially and economically weaker and backward children. He also worked for mass-awakening against religious and social conventions. Furthermore, he has worked for continuing health facilities to rural areas.

  • Ostensible conversion of Christianity to Hinduism

In 2005, Adityanath allegedly led a binding purification which implicated the conversion of Christians to Hinduism.

  • Antagonistic Relations with BJP

For almost 10 years the relationship between Adityanath and BJP was in discord. BJP was not receptive to the considerable influence of Yogi in the eastern UP. The year 2007 Uttar Pradesh saw a clash between BJP and Adityanath. Yogi fielded his loyalist against BJP under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha.

  • Allegations on Pakistan

“The Pathankot attack has once against proved that Satan could change for the better but Pakistan cannot.” – quoted Adityanath on the aftermath of an assault on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

  • Retaliation to SRK’s Intolerance remark on the nation

Yogi Adityanath compared SRK with 26/11 terrorist Hafiz Sayed on stating the country intolerant. Yogi proclaimed that if the majority community were to boycott his films, Shah Rukh would have to ramble the streets like a common Muslim.

  • Yogi counterattack to those opposing SURYA NAMASKAR

The firebrand Hindutva leader reprimanded those who want to oppose Surya Namaskar can ‘leave Hindustan’. According to him, Lord Shankar was the biggest Yogi and those wanting to Yoga as well as Lord Shankar should stroll down the sea.

  • Vituperative on Muslim Women avenging forcible conversion of Hindu Women

Yogi Adityanath exhorted Hindu men to marry 100 Muslim women if one Hindu woman is forcibly converted to Islam. “The way Hindu Women are insulted is a shame and if the government doesn’t do anything, Hindus will take the matter into their own hands”, Yogi once quoted in an interview.

  • Campaign for Cow Protection and promotion

Yogi launched a campaign for declaring Cow as Rashtra Mata contending that it bolsters sentiments of every Indian.

– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram, Twitter: Nainamishr94

 

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Little Known Facts About U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, which is a nationalist group of young people

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Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and excellent oratory skills.
Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and excellent oratory skills.

By Ruchika Verma

  • Yogi Adityanath is an Indian monk turned politician
  • He is currently the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Adityanath Yogi is one of the most orthodox politicians in India

When Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he sent the whole country into a brawl. Adityanath Yogi, as many know him as, is the founder of the youth group, Hindu Yuva Vahini.

Yogi Adityanath is not only a renowned Indian monk but also Hindu nationalist politician who with his association with Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is known as the face of BJP in U.P.

Adityanath Yogi is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (IANS)
Adityanath Yogi is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (IANS)

Here are few little-known facts about Yogi Adityanath you may not have known before:

  • Yogi Adityanath was born on 5th June 1972. His real name is Ajay Singh which he changed after he became a monk.
  • Adiyanath Yogi is a very intelligent man. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand.

Also Read: Yogi Adityanath: ‘Taj Mahal is Part of Indian Heritage’

  • Yogi Adityanath was the youngest legislator of Lok Sabha. He became a member of Lok Sabha in 1998 from Gorakhpur constituency. He was the MP from the same constituency for five times in a row.

    Yogi Adityanath is known for his orthodox Hindu ways. Wikimedia Commons
    Yogi Adityanath is known for his orthodox Hindu ways. Wikimedia Commons
  • Mahant Avaidyanath who was Adityanath’s predecessor was the president of Hindu Maha Sabha. They both have kept Hindutva as a forefront agenda during their election campaigns.
  • Adityanath Yogi is believed to be the leader of the ‘purification’ movement in 2005, during which Christians were converted to Hinduism. This step stunned the whole country.
  • Yogi Adityanath is a strong supporter of the “anti-Romeo squad.” These groups strike the couples in public, especially the unmarried ones. He says that these groups work towards restoring the pride of women.

    Adityanath Yogi is the face of BJP, UP. Twitter
    Adityanath Yogi is the face of BJP, UP. Twitter
  • Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, which is a nationalist group of young Hindu individuals. Many of its group members are Dalit Hindu who are very touchy about Hindu culture and traditions.
  •  Adityanath Yogi was not always on good terms with BJP. In 2010, he was one of the several BJP members who opposed the Women’s Reservation Bill.

Also Read: Adityanath Yogi Keeps the Promises of BJP’s Election Manifesto

  • Yogi Adityanath’s criminal record is hardly a clean slate. He has several criminal cases against him, which include: charges related to rioting, attempt to murder, illegal possession of weapons, and charges against threatening and endangering other people’s  life.

    Adityanath Yogi is a monk turned politician. Twitter
    Adityanath Yogi is a monk turned politician. Twitter
  • Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and has been named as one of the main culprits of the Gorakhpur riots.