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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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Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Why OBC voters are so much important in UP Elections?

Elections | Jan 16, 2022, 09:47 PM IST

Watch Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar to know Why OBC voters are so much important in UP Elections? And why every political party is trying to convince them, What is the 80-20 and 85-15 ratio which politicians are trying to explain in their own favour?

Haqiqat Kya hai | Akhilesh takes a dig at Yogi, 'Gorakhpur is his return ticket'

Hakikat Kya Hai | Jan 16, 2022, 09:35 PM IST

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's decision to contest from the Gorakhpur constituency, and said that BJP had already sent him home

UP election 2022: Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur

News | Jan 15, 2022, 04:49 PM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur. The BJP on Saturday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022. The list was released by union minister Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP national general secretary Arun Singh at the press conference in New Delhi.

Special News | UP CM Yogi Adityanath to contest Assembly polls from Gorakhpur

News | Jan 15, 2022, 05:00 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from the Gorakhpur constituency in the upcoming Assembly polls that are scheduled to begin on Feb 10, the BJP said on Saturday while releasing its first list of candidates.

Digital campaigning announced amid Coronavirus alert, Akhilesh has yielded ahead of polls, says Yogi Adityanath

News | Jan 09, 2022, 08:00 AM IST

Amid the rapidly rising cases of Coronavirus, the Election Commission has instructed all political parties to carry out their campaigns digitally. However, this has escalated war of words between Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath. While Akhilesh slammed the decision, Yogi Adityanath took a sharp jibe at him, saying that he has yielded ahead of the polls.

Congress should apologise to the nation, says Yogi Adityanath on PM Modi's security lapse

News | Jan 06, 2022, 07:20 AM IST

The breach in security of PM Modi during his Punjab visit seems to have ignited a major political row. While Shivraj Singh Chouhan iterated it as a major conspiracy, Yogi Adityanath has suggested that Congress should apologise to the entire nation.

Reporter Bike Wali talks to BJP MP S.P Baghel to know the political mood of Taj city Agra

Elections | Jan 06, 2022, 04:14 PM IST

Watch Reporter Bike Wali to know the political mood of Taj city Agra. Today she talks to BJP MP SP Baghel to know how he managed to win elections 5 times.

Kurukshetra | Why Yogi mentioned "Laden" from Saharanpur today?

Kurukshetra | Jan 04, 2022, 10:00 PM IST

It seems that after Jinnah now its time for laden to play its role in upcoming assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh. Watch Kurukshetra to know why Yogi mentioned Laden from Saharanpur today.

Kurukshetra | Rahul Gandhi an 'accidental Hindu', says CM Yogi Adityanath in Amethi

Kurukshetra | Jan 03, 2022, 10:00 PM IST

Adityanath's attack on Rahul comes amidst remarks by the Congress leader over the past few days wherein he repeatedly sought to highlight the difference between Hindu and Hindutva and described Hindu as tolerant and Hindutva as power-seeking.

Riots ended in UP after BJP came to power, says CM Yogi in Meerut

News | Jan 02, 2022, 03:20 PM IST

PM Modi laid the foundation stones of Major Dhyanchand Sports University in Meerut today. Speaking at the event, CM Yogi took a sharp jibe at opposition. In his statement he said that after BJP came to power in UP in 2017, riots were stopped forever and the Kanwar yatra stopped for years, started again.

Yogi Adityanath to contest Assembly Election for first time, BJP to allot him seat

News | Jan 02, 2022, 07:20 AM IST

Yogi Adityanath is all set to contest assembly election for the first time in 2022. However, it remains unclear, on which seat he will contest from. BJP can soon decide the same.

Yogi Adityanath on a political tour of three districts in UP ahead of polls, Know his schedule

News | Dec 31, 2021, 07:40 AM IST

Yogi Adityanath is on a political tour of three districts in Uttar Pradesh today. First of all, he will be visiting Lucknow and participating in an event of Asha workers and then he will be visiting Rae Bareli and Lucknow as well.

IIT Kanpur has set many examples of mutual cooperation with state govt, says Yogi Adityanath

News | Dec 28, 2021, 01:00 PM IST

Speaking at the 54th convocation of IIT Kanpur, Yogi Adityanath elaborated the contributions of the institution. He said, 'To fulfill the vision of a self-reliant India, the country has implemented the new National Education Policy in 2020. IIT Kanpur has set many examples of mutual cooperation with the state govt.'

Amit Shah addresses rally in UP's Kasganj, says - under leadership of Yogi Adityanath, all goons fled from UP

Elections | Dec 26, 2021, 02:48 PM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a rally in UP's Kasganj. Speaking at the rally, Shah said, "Earlier people were afraid of sending their daughters to schools and colleges. Within 4.5 years, under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath, all the goons fled from UP."

CM Yogi takes a swipe at Akhilesh Yadav on IT raids, says - cash being recovered even after SP is out of power

Elections | Dec 26, 2021, 03:00 PM IST

After I-T Department's raid at perfume trader Piyush Jain's residence, Yogi Adityanath took a swipe at Akhilesh Yadav. During a rally in Ghaziabad, Yogi said, 'Money is still being recovered from people who have been out of power for five years."

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: Will BJP storm to power in 2022 with its Brahmin voters?

Elections | Dec 26, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

BJP is holding an important meeting in Delhi today to discuss its possibilities of storming back to power in UP with its Brahmin voter base. The meeting is being attended by tall leaders of the party including Dinesh Sharma, Dharmendra Pradhan and others.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: Ayodhya to pave way for BJP to win UP Election?

News | Dec 24, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is on a tour Ayodhya and Bahraich today. He was seen performing pooja at the Ram Janmabhoomi alongside Sarbananda Sonowal. Will Ayodhya pave way for BJP to storm into power? Watch this episode of Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar.

Yogi Adityanath slams opposition on Farmers' Day, says - farmer suicides were common before 2014

News | Dec 23, 2021, 12:00 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath, while addressing a rally in Lucknow, on occasion of farmers' day, slammed the opposition. He said that, while before 2014, farmer suicides were prevalent, under BJP's regime the income of farmers has significantly increased.

CM Yogi orders investigation into alleged land scam in Ayodhya

News | Dec 23, 2021, 07:40 AM IST

Congress has alleged land scam in areas surrounding the Ram Janmabhoomi site. Taking the matters into his own hands, CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered investigation into the allegations against officials and relatives of many of UP ministers.

Yogi Adityanath addresses rally in Jaunpur, says - India is developing under leadership of PM Modi

Elections | Dec 20, 2021, 03:00 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally in Jaunpur, where he praised the efforts of PM Modi in helping India develop. He said that it under Modi that numerous expressways are being constructed across the nation.

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