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Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath Profile Height: 1.63m DOB: 5 June 1972

Yogi Adityanath (born Ajay Mohan Bisht) is the current the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. On 26 March 2017, he was appointed as the Chief Minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2017 State Assembly elections. He was a prominent campaigner during the Assembly elections. Since 1998, for five consecutive terms, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath is also the Mahant (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Math, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur. He has held the position of the head priest since the death of his spiritual father, Mahant Avaidyanath. Avaidyanath died in September 2014. Adityanath is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini. The organization has been reportedly involved in communal violence. Yogi Adityanath has an image as a right-wing populist Hindutva firebrand. Early Life: On 5 June 1972, he was born in a Kshatriya family in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand). In Mathematics, he completed his bachelor's degree from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand. In the 1990s, to join the Ayodhya Ram temple movement, he left his home. At the age of 21, Adityanath renounced his family and became a disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath.

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Chunav Manch: When Yogi Adityanath, Akhilesh, Shivpal, Owaisi came on one stage | PHOTOS

India | Sep 29, 2021, 11:08 PM IST

India TV Chunav Manch brings UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and other top leaders from the state to speak their minds and put forth their views to woo the voters ahead of the crucial Vidhan Sabha election.

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PM in Varanasi: Inaugurates Rudraksh convention centre, lays foundation stone of various projects

India | Jul 15, 2021, 05:39 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited his Lok Sabha constituency Varansi and inaugurated various development projects including 'Rudraksha', an International Cooperation and Convention Centre that offers a glimpse of the cultural richness of the ancient city of Kashi. Take a look at Prime Minister's visit to Kashi in photos.

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IN PICS: Ayodhya witnesses grand Diwali celebrations, over 3 lakh diyas lit in new world record

India | Nov 06, 2018, 10:55 PM IST

IN PICS: Ayodhya witnesses grand Diwali celebrations, over 3 lakh diyas lit on banks of Saryu river in new world record | WATCH VIDEO

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In pictures: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at India TV Samvaad

Politics | Mar 13, 2018, 11:15 PM IST

Speaking at India TV’ Samvaad Conclave in Lucknow, organised to assess the performance of his 1-year old government, the CM said that Akhilesh and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have understood the power of Hindus.

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In pics: GVL Narsimha Rao, Akhilesh Singh at India TV Samvaad on Yogi govt's one year

India | Mar 13, 2018, 11:16 PM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader GVL Narasimha Rao and Indian National Congress's Akhilesh Pratap Singh spoke about Yogi government's performance at India TV Samvaad in Lucknow.

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'Deep Mahotsav' in Ayodhya: 1.7 lakh earthen lamps welcome Ram, Sita and Lakshman

India | Oct 18, 2017, 09:41 PM IST

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik celebrated Diwali in Ayodhya where 1.71 lakh earthen lamps lit up ghats of Sarayu river.