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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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Haqikat Kya Hai | Gujarat cadre ex-IAS officer AK Sharma joins BJP, likely to get crucial role in UP

Hakikat Kya Hai | Jan 14, 2021, 09:58 PM IST

Former IAS officer AK Sharma was inducted into the BJP at the party's Lucknow office. There are speculations that he would be nominated for MLC polls later this month.

CM Yogi, Maharashtra Governor pay tribute to Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary

News | Dec 25, 2020, 03:03 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal paid floral tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary.

Farmers in Uttar Pradesh are in favour of the new laws: Yogi Adityanath

News | Dec 23, 2020, 09:30 PM IST

A solution can only be reached when farmers will tell the government what is the problem but putting this condition of taking back the new farm laws and disturbing the comman man, is no way to practice demoracy.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath to farmers: Farm laws will benefit farmers,not cause any loss

Politics | Dec 23, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are currently staying put at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in protest against the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerm

Love Jihad law misused in Moradabad, after wife’s testimony, man, brother released

News | Dec 22, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

Man held under the new UP anti-conversion law in Moradabad district and his brother were released after two weeks in jail, following testimony by the woman he was alleged to have forcibly converted that she had married him willingly.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath addresses farmers in Ayodhya

Politics | Dec 20, 2020, 02:57 PM IST

Farmer unions protesting against the 3 farm laws on Saturday said they will decide their next course of action in the next two-three days after the Supreme Court earlier this week pointed out it was thinking of setting up an "impartial and independen

OMG: Yogi Adityanath government to build a new film city in Noida

Oh My God | Dec 18, 2020, 02:54 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath government to build a new film city in Noida.

CM Yogi condemns attack on JP Nadda's convoy in WB

News | Dec 11, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda's convoy was allegedly attacked at Diamond Harbour in West Bengal on December 10.

UP: Adityanath chairs high-level meet to review vaccination programme

News | Dec 09, 2020, 10:13 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday presided over a high-level meeting in Lucknow to review the Covid-19 vaccine distribution programme.

Akshay Kumar meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath to discuss proposal of film city

Entertainment | Dec 02, 2020, 11:26 PM IST

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and few filmmakers met the CM and discussed his plans for the film city that he plans to set up along the Yamuna Expressway in Gautam Buddha Nagar.

Haqikat Kya Hai | ‘Nobody taking anything away, new film city being developed in UP’: CM Yogi

Hakikat Kya Hai | Dec 02, 2020, 11:31 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said he was not desirous of taking away the film business out of the financial capital as he vowed to build a "world-class" Film City in the northern state.

Here's what Raju Srivastav has to say about Uttar Pradesh's 'Film City'

Entertainment | Dec 02, 2020, 10:42 PM IST

In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, Raju Srivastav shared his views on Yogi Adityanath's plan for film city in Uttar Pradesh.

Shiv Sena takes a dig at Yogi Adityanath's 'Mission Bollywood', Manoj Tiwari hits back

News | Dec 02, 2020, 02:42 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in the financial capital late on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which he will be meeting industrialists as well as Bollywood personalities.

Aaj Ki Baat: UP cabinet okays anti-Love Jihad ordinance, know its stringent provisions

Aaj Ki Baat | Nov 24, 2020, 11:01 PM IST

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved the draft of a stringent law to deal with religious conversion for the sake of marriage.

UP cabinet passes law against forced religious conversion, jail upto 5 years for violators

News | Nov 24, 2020, 07:09 PM IST

The Uttar Pradesh government has passed a bill against 'Love Jihad'. The Unlawful Conversion bill has provisions that can land offenders in jail for upto five years.

The consequences of reducing the rights of UP police commissioners will be catastrophic: Former DGP Vikram Singh

News | Nov 24, 2020, 06:30 PM IST

Former UP DGP Vikram Singh said that such information is being received that the rights of sections 133 and 145 of CRPC are also being withdrawn from the police commissioners of Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar.

Govt to take forward drinking water supply projects in over 3,000 villages: CM Yogi

News | Nov 22, 2020, 01:58 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 22 said that government to take forward drinking water supply projects in over 3000 villages.

Uttar Pradesh govt to bring law against 'Love Jihad'

News | Nov 20, 2020, 01:00 PM IST

After Madhya Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has now sent a proposal to bring in a strict law against 'Love Jihad' in the state.

CM Yogi, Uttarakhand counterpart interact with Jawans in Chamoli

News | Nov 17, 2020, 09:00 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited Mana village in Chamoli district on November 17.

Handed over Haridwar's Hotel Alaknanda to Uttarakhand govt to end years of conflict: CM Yogi

News | Nov 17, 2020, 04:26 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended foundation stone laying ceremony of a guest house in Badrinath in presence of Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat on November 17.

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