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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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In PICS | PM Modi makes surprise visit to Varanasi station

India | Dec 14, 2021, 11:01 AM IST

Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled visit to the Varanasi railway station.

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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.