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Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath DOB: 5 June 1972

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath, also the Mahant (chief priest) of the Gorakhnath Math, Gorakhpur, has been sitting at the helm of state affairs since 2017 when the saffron party stormed to power with a brute majority, dethroning then ruling Samajwadi Party. Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the country's most populous state on March 19 in 2017. He was then a member of Lok Sabha, representing the Gorakhpur constituency. He won from Gorakhpur constituency in every Lok Sabha election held since 1998 before being given the responsibility to lead a state where politics mostly revolved around caste and religion for decades. Under Adityanath's rule, Uttar Pradesh saw a massive infrastructure development push, a boost in economic activities and improvement in the law-and-order situation. Known for his outspoken attitude, Adityanath has been a prominent campaigner for the BJP in elections. The BJP is banking on the development works undertaken by the Adityanath government and the leader's charisma in the run-up to the high-stakes assembly polls in 2022. Adityanath in his rallies has been pitching for another term to the saffron party, highlighting that the BJP government has worked towards making UP bhrashtachar mukt, bhaya mukt, danga mukt, gaddha mukt aur andhkaar mukt (free of corruption, fear, riots, potholes and darkness) in the last five years.

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India TV Opinion Poll: Yogi Adityanath is first choice as UP CM, Akhilesh Yadav on second spot

Elections | Jan 17, 2022, 07:40 PM IST

India TV's Opinion Polls data showed that Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was at the second position with 31.51 percent.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath at

Will Akhilesh, Mayawati, Priyanka contest UP polls? BJP's swipe at Opposition

Elections | Jan 17, 2022, 02:56 PM IST

With less than a month to go for UP elections, BJP asked former CMs Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, and also Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra "are they going to contest elections and or have decided not to due to fear of losing in polls?"

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a rally during his

Amit Shah to go on a marathon tour in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

Elections | Jan 16, 2022, 10:14 PM IST

Along with rallies and election programmes, Shah will also hold meetings with the leaders of the party to take stock of the election situation, and accordingly, give necessary instructions to the party leaders and workers.

UP elections 2022: 'Where is Akhilesh Yadav contesting

UP elections 2022: 'Where is Akhilesh contesting from?' asks BJP MP after SP chief's comment on Yogi

Elections | Jan 16, 2022, 03:03 PM IST

Yadav had made the comments after BJP announced that Adityanath will contest from his stronghold Gorakhpur which elected him to Lok Sabha for five straight terms till 2017.

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'Entire state is CM's home', Yogi's office hits back at Akhilesh 'babua'

Elections | Jan 15, 2022, 11:53 PM IST

Earlier today, BJP announced that Yogi Adityanath will contest the upcoming assembly polls in the state from his stronghold Gorakhpur. The party released its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls.

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UP polls 2022: Akhilesh takes a dig at Yogi, 'Gorakhpur is his return ticket'

Elections | Jan 15, 2022, 05:26 PM IST

Gorakhpur is the hometown of Adityanath. He had been the MP from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1998 until he became the chief minister in 2017.

UP election 2022: Yogi Adityanath to contest from

UP election 2022: Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur, Maurya from Sirathu

Elections | Jan 15, 2022, 05:02 PM IST

The list was released by union minister Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP national general secretary Arun Singh at the press conference in New Delhi.

BJP's IT department head Amit Malviya

UP: BJP's Amit Malviya responds to '80 vs 20' row with video of Samajwadi MLA Nahid Hasan

Elections | Jan 14, 2022, 01:50 PM IST

 Amit Malviya has shared the video of Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, Nahid Hasan, wherein he urges people to boycott pro-BJP shopkeepers to make them 'fall in line'.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath takes lunch at Dalit BJP

On Makar Sankranti, Yogi Adityanath takes lunch with Dalit family in Gorakhpur

Elections | Jan 14, 2022, 03:24 PM IST

This move is being seen as a befitting reply to the Opposition who has accused the CM and the ruling state government of playing caste politics in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Assembly Election 2022 LIVE Updates: Dara Singh Chauhan

Assembly Election 2022 Updates: Dara Singh Chauhan will join SP on Jan 16, says Swami Prasad

Elections | Jan 14, 2022, 11:53 PM IST

The Election Commission has already announced the dates and all the political parties have started flexing their muscles in the poll-bound states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab

No day passes without news of leaders quitting BJP: Sharad

No day passes without news of leaders quitting BJP: Sharad Pawar on desertions in UP ahead of polls

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 07:44 PM IST

The NCP supremo, who has extended support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party in UP, said be it Goa or wherever the polls are to be held, one can see the same picture.

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Ye Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai: Will BJP's lotus bloom in Deoband on March 10? Here's what locals say

Elections | Jan 14, 2022, 12:45 PM IST

People spoke about the major issues in the constituency. On Jinnah, people in the district said he (Jinnah) chose to live separately, we like to be together.

Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP likely to release first list of

Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP likely to release first list of candidates tomorrow

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 04:53 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022: The BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) today held a discussion on the names of candidates for 172 seats.

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UP polls: CM Yogi's departure process has begun: Bhupesh Baghel's jibe over resignations of BJP MLAs

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 11:01 AM IST

The saffron party suffered a jolt on Tuesday when three of its MLAs resigned citing "ignorance of the state government" of the poor and weaker section of society. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath at

Will CM Yogi Adityanath contest from Ayodhya? BJP's central election committee to take final call

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 12:01 AM IST

CM Yogi Adityanath, currently a member of the legislative council, had recently said that he is willing to contest the assembly polls from wherever the party's top brass decides.

Former UP Cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya.

A day after exit from BJP, arrest warrant against Swami Prasad Maurya over 2014 communal statement

Elections | Jan 12, 2022, 05:34 PM IST

Swami Prasad Maurya has been accused of stoking communal feelings when he was in the BSP, seven years ago. Maurya has been asked to appear in court on January 24.

UP elections: Yogi Adityanath not to contest from Mathura

UP Election 2022: Who will be BJP's candidate from Mathura? Not CM Yogi, say sources

Elections | Jan 12, 2022, 01:26 PM IST

According to sources within the party, the BJP is likely to give ticket to Shrikant Sharma from the key constituency.

Swami Prasad Maurya's daughter and MP Sanghmitra says his

In new twist, Swami Prasad Maurya's daughter claims her father has not joined any party yet

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 09:28 PM IST

Swami Prasad Maurya earlier in the day resigned Labour and Employment Minister in the Yogi government, just a month ahead of high stakes assembly elections. After Swami Maurya's resignation, reports of him joining the Samajwadi Party have surfaced.

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes ex-UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes ex-UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya to his party, says more will follow

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 03:55 PM IST

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav welcomed Swami Prasad Maurya saying warm welcome and greetings to the popular leader who fought for social justice and equality! There will be a change.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns.

Yogi cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns ahead of UP assembly elections 2022

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 03:13 PM IST

UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday quit BJP after resigning as a cabinet minister from the Yogi government. The former UP minister has joined Samajwadi Party ahead of high-stakes assembly elections beginning next month from February 10.

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