Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended birthday wishes to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“Warm birthday wishes to Uttar Pradesh’s hardworking Chief Minister @myogiadityanath Ji. Yogi Ji is unwavering in his effort to transform the state. I wish him a long and healthy life in service of the people,” PM tweeted.
Yogi Adityanath is the current Chief Minister of UP, in office since 19 March 2017. He has an image as a right-wing populist Hindutva firebrand.
On 26 March 2017, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2017 State Assembly elections, Yogi was appointed as CM. He was a prominent campaigner. Yogi has been MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms since 1998.
Adityanath is also the Mahant of the Gorakhnath Math, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur.
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