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All about Yogi Adityanath! The fiery Hindutva Leader is now Chief Minister of UP

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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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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrives in Taj City Agra

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. Twitter

Agra, October 26: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived here on Thursday, a visit seen as a damage control exercise.

He will first visit the Nagla Pema area where a rubber check dam is likely to be constructed.

Locals are hoping that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will unfold a package for infrastructural development of Agra and soothe frayed tempers ignited by a series of controversial statements by politicians on the Taj Mahal.

He will visit the Taj Mahal where a cleanliness drive has been organized at its western gate.

The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also scheduled to launch Pro-Poor Tourism projects and address a public gathering at the GIC ground later in the day.

Adityanath’s visit to the Taj city comes after BJP MLA Sangeet Som had stirred controversy last week when he called the 17th-century marble wonder a blot on Indian culture, while some other right-wing politicians have said the Unesco World Heritage Site visited by millions was not representative of the Indian socio-cultural ethos.

His last visit to Agra was on May 7.(IANS)

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Ayodhya Deepotsav: Yogi Adityanath attends the Grand Celebration on the banks of Saryu River; Chants of “Jai Shri Ram” Echoed

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The small oil clay lamps are lit on this auspicious festival of India "DIWALI". Pixabay

Ayodhya, October 18: Chants of “Jai Shri Ram” echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived here on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman – in a recreation of Lord Rama’s return from 14 years of exile to Ayodhya – as part of a grand ‘Deepotsav’ celebration, attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and senior ministers were also in attendance for the event in the flower-bedecked and gaily lighted temple town on Wednesday evening.

Tonnes of flower petals were showered as the actors portraying the characters from the Ramayana arrived at the venue of the Ram Lila.

As part of the Deepotsav, a record 1.73 lakh diyas or earthern lamps will be lighted on the banks of the Saryu.

The event is being hosted by the Tourism Department of the Uttar Pradesh government.

The state government placed full-page advertisements in newspapers and the entire government machinery has been pressed into service to make the event a grand success.

The Chief Minister has said the efforts by his government to “recreate the treta yug Diwali” was aimed to promote Ayodhya as a tourist draw, but opposition parties have alleged the BJP is trying to drum up support for its communal politics.

“This is all being done with an eye on the Gujarat elections and the BJP leaders are trying to deflect the attention from its failure in UP,” a senior BSP leader said.

Talking to IANS, a Samajwadi Party leader said the past governments have been promoting Ayodhya as a tourist destination and the Adityanath government’s mega event was “merely to whitewash its failures”.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has trashed the opposition charges as baseless.

Senior Congress leader Alok Sharma said the event was being held with an eye on the Gujarat elections. “I hope the BJP also finds equal focus for the innocent infants who died in Gorakhpur due to shortage of oxygen,” he said.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Deepotsav, that will commence after dusk. (IANS)

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

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. Twitter

Lucknow, October 17: In a damage control exercise after a BJP MLA’s comments on the Taj Mahal sparked outrage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage.

Adityanath also told the media that the 17th-century marble monument, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, was constructed “by the blood and sweat of Indian laborers”. An official said the Chief Minister will also visit the Taj Mahal.

“It does not matter who built it and for what reason. It was built by the blood and sweat of Indian laborers,” Adityanath said of the Taj, India’s biggest tourist draw.

“Taj Mahal is a part of India’s heritage,” he went on. “Taj Mahal, Red Fort are all part of India’s heritage.”

The statement came after Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture and said it was built by an emperor who wanted to finish off Hindus.

“We should not focus on Som’s statement,” the Chief Minister said, in the clearest sign that his Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh was distancing itself from the MLA’s controversial remarks.

Adityanath said the Taj was important for the Uttar Pradesh government, specially “from the tourism perspective” and “it is our priority to provide facilities and safety to tourists there”.

Adityanath is scheduled to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and other important monuments in Agra on October 26, an official told IANS.

Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj attracts millions of Indian and foreign tourists every year.

Last month, the Uttar Pradesh government had omitted references to the Taj in a booklet published to mark six months of the Adityanath government.

This drew sharp criticism, prompting Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi to say that that Taj Mahal was of great importance to the state government and to the nation.(IANS)