Yogi Adityanath (Politician) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Yogi Adityanath is an Indian monk and Hindu nationalist politician who is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is in office since 19 March 2017, and has an image as a right-wing populist Hindutva firebrand. He was appointed as the Chief Minister on 26 March 2017 after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2017 State Assembly elections. He has been the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five successive terms since 1998. Adityanath has been speculated on as a future Prime Minister of India.
Name: Ajay Singh Bisht
Nickname: Mahanth Yogi Adityanath
Profession: Indian Politician, Religious Missionary
DOB: June 5, 1972
Birth Place: Panchur, Distt. Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Religion: Hindu (Nath Sampradayey)
Home Town: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Home Address: R/O 361 Old Gorakhpur, PS & PO Gorakhpur, Tehsil Sadar Bajar, Dist. Gorakhpur
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Swimming, playing badminton, feeding animals
Debut Work: In 1998, became an MP
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Height: 163 centimetres
Weight: 72 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Unmarried (Celibate)
Wife: Not Applicable
GF: Not Known
Kids: Not Applicable
Father: Anand Singh Bisht (Forest Ranger)
Mother: Savitri Devi
Brother/Sister: Mahendra Singh Bisht , 2 more brothers, Shashi and 2 more sisters
Spiritual Guru: Mahant Avaidyanath Maharaj
School: A primary school in Pauri, Uttarakhand
College (Graduation): Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (B.Sc.)
Cars: Mostly travels in government secured vehicles
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Net Income: $1 billion
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
Politician: Narendra Modi
More Information and Facts about Yogi Adityanath
- Yogi Adityanath serves as Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
- In 2008, his procession was attacked en route to Azamgarh for an anti-terrorism rally, which left one person dead and at least six persons injured.
- Adityanath renounced his family when he was 21 and became a disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath, the then high priest of Gorakhnath Math. He was promoted to the rank of Mahant or high priest of the Gorakhnath Math, after the death of his teacher Mahant Aavaidyanath in 2014. He was made Peethadhishwar of the Math in the middle of traditional rituals of the Nath sect.
- At the age of 26, Adityanath was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha. He has been elected to the Parliament from Gorakhpur for five uninterrupted terms in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
- In March 2010, Adityanath was one of the numerous BJP MPs who challenged the party lash on the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament.
- He was selected as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 18 March 2017 and sworn in on 19 March, after the BJP won the assembly elections.
- The illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh were shut down by the administration after his becoming the Chief Minister. Yogi ordered the founding of anti-romeo squads. He enforced a blanket ban on cow-smuggling and stay on UPPSC results, exams and interviews till further orders by him. He further imposed a ban on tobacco, pan and gutka in government offices across UP and made the officials pledge to dedicate 100 hours every year for the Swachh Bharat Mission. Along with this, more than 100 policemen were suspended by the Uttar Pradesh police.
- He has kept around 36 ministries to himself counting Home, Housing, Town and country planning department, Revenue, Food and Civil Supplies, Food Security and drug administration, Economics and statistics, Mines and Minerals, Flood control, estate department, urban land, UP state reorganisation committee, administration reforms, stamp and registry, prison, general administration, secretariat administration, vigilance, personnel and appointment, information, language, external aided project, institutional finance, planning, programme implementation, Rent Control, Consumer protection, weights and measures, national integration, infrastructure, coordination, Relief and Rehabilitation, Public Service Management.
- In his first cabinet meeting, a decision was taken to give up loans of nearly 87 lakh small and marginal farmers of Uttar Pradesh, amounting to ₹363.59 billion.
- On India’s Independence Day in 2017, his government singled-out Muslim religious schools to provide video evidence that their students had sung the Indian national anthem.
- In 2011, the biopic film Saffron War – Radicalization of Hinduism blamed Adityanath of encouraging communal conflict in Uttar Pradesh through hate speeches.
- Adityanath has commended the US President Donald Trump’s choice to ratify a ban on citizens from 7 Muslim-majority countries inflowing the United States and has called for India to accept similar policies to challenge terrorism.