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Who is Yogi Aditya Nath?

Yogi Adityanath is an Indian monk and a popular Hindu nationalist politician who is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was elected as the Chief Minister of UP in 2017 and has been in office since 19th of March. Since 1998- he has been the member of Parliament from Gorakhpur constituency. Yogi Adityanath is the main priest of the Gorakhnath Math. He has a huge reputation as a right-wing populist Hindutva revolutionary. He has been elected as the member of Parliament five times in a row. According to his Lok Sabha profile- he is a “religious missionary and social worker.” The legacy of Awaidhnath who had been the powerful mahant of the Gorakhnath Temple was passed on to Yogi Adityanath after his death in 2014. Currently- Yogi Adityanath runs a Hindu Yuva Vahini in Purvanchal which has also been known for spreading communal violence.

When did Yogi Aditya Nath become the chief minister of UP?

Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 and he has been in office since 19th March 2017. After BJP won the 2017 State Assembly Election- Yogi Adityanath was appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 26th of March. He has been elected consecutively for five times as a Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency since the year 1998. He is also the head priest of Gorakhnath Temple.

What is his original name?

The real name of Yogi Adityanath is Ajay Mohan Singh Bisht. Yogi Adityanath was born in a Hindu family in Uttar Pradesh. His birthplace is now in Uttarakhand. 

Where was Yogi Aditya Nath born?

Yogi Adityanath was born on 5th June 1972 in the village called Panchur in Pauri Garhwal- which is now located in Uttarakhand. He was born in a Hindu Rajput family and his father Anand Singh Bisht was a forest ranger. His mother Savitri Devi is a homemaker. 

Who are there in the family of Yogi Aditya Nath?

Yogi Adityanath has his parents and his siblings in his family. Being a Hindu Monk- Adityanath does not have a wife or children. He follows a life of complete celibacy (Brahmacharya) as described in the Hindu scriptures.

How many siblings does Adithyanath have?

Yogi Aditya Nath was the second child of his parents and he has three brothers and three sisters. One of his brothers Mahendra Singh Bisht works for the Indian Army. The other two brothers work in a college. Not much has been revealed about his sisters. Shashi Singh is the eldest sister of Yogi Aditya Nath.

When did he become a monk?

Being born as Ajay Mohan Bisht on 5th of June 1972- Yogi Adityanath was the second child of his parents. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree- he left his home around the year 1990 to join the Ram Temple Movement. When he was just 21- he became a disciple of Avaidyanath who was the then Mahant or chief priest of the Gorakhnath Math. Under his influence- he was trained as a sanyasi and learned Hindu texts. Within five years- Adityanath became the favorite disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath and was given the name Yogi Adityanath by which he is now popular. After the death of Mahant Avaidyanath- Yogi Adityanath became the Mahant (Chief Priest) of Gorakhnath Temple. He was also made the “Peethadhishwar” of the Gorakhnath Math on 14th Spetember after following the traditional rituals of the Nath sect.

When did Yogi Adiyanath came into politics?

In 1994- Yogi Adityanath was appointed as the successor of the then Mahant of Gorakhnath Math- Avaidyanath. After four years- in 1998- he was elected to Lok Sabha- the lower house of Indian Parliament. After winning the Lok Sabha election from the Gorakhpur Constituency he officially came into politics. In 1998- when Yogi Adityanath was 26- he became the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha. After his initiation as a Yogi- he visited his ancestral village many times and also established a school there in 1998. Following his electoral victory- Adityanath started Hindu Yuva Vahini- his own youth militant wing which is known for communal violence. His meteoric rise can be credited to his Hindu Yuva Vahini.

What is the name of Yogi Adiyanath’s biography?

The biography of Yogi Adityanath- the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is called The Monk Who Became Chief Minister. Yogi Adityanath’s biography has been written by Sahntanu Gupta who is an Indian writer and Political Analyst. The book was released on August 25th- 2017 and has been published by Bloomsbury India. The cover of the book was released on 23rd July 2017- in Lucknow at an event of CREDAI.

The biography consists of four sections and each section depicts a part of the Monk cum Chief Minister’s life. In the first section of his biography- the current role of Yogi Adithyanath as the chief minister and his initial days in his office have been depicted. The second section describes his tenure as a member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency. In the second section of the book- you will also find out about his electoral wins- interventions in Indian Parliament- his controversial speeches as well as his thoughts on Love Jihad- his own Hindu militant Hindu Yuva Vahini and his relationship with BJP. The third section of his biography is about his life as a Mahant or the chief priest of Gorakhpur Math and his daily routine as a Hindu Yogi. This section also describes Nath sect- its gurus and their socio-political activities. The fourth and the last section discusses about the youth and upbringing of Yogi Adityanath who was then known as Ajay Mohan Bisht and his childhood in Uttarakhand among the nature- farms- mountains and cows.

How is Yogi Adityanath’s relation with Bharatiya Janata Party?

The relationship between Yogi and Bharatiya Janata Party was not smooth in the beginning. For more than a decade- there was a struggle between BJP and Yogi Adityanath. He often criticized BJP for the dilution of Hindutva ideology and sometimes ridiculed and undermined the party. Yogi Adityanath established his strong and independent power base in Uttar Pradesh without any support from BJP. Rather he was strongly backed by his own Hindu Yuva Vahini and the Gorakhnath temple. He was quite confident that he would be able to command over Bharatiya Janata Party. But BJP didn’t listen to his voice. This led Yogi Adityanath to revolt against BJP by fielding against their official candidates. Yogi Adityanath was quite successful when his candidate Radha Mohan Das Agarwal from Gorakhpur defeated BJP Cabinet Minister Shiv Pratap Shukla in 2002 by a wide margin. In 2007- Adityanath threatened to field 70 candidates for the State assembly against the official candidates of BJP but at the end he reached a compromise. In 2009- there was a rumor that Adityanath had campaigned against the BJP candidates. In spite of these revolts- Yogi Adityanath was in the good book of BJP and RSS leaders.

The then deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani- RSS Chief Rajendra Singh and Ashok Singhal- the chief of Vishva Hindu Parishad visited Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur. 

Who was the guru of Yogi Aditya Nath?

Mahant Avaidyanath was the guru and mentor of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Born as Kripal Singh Bisht- Mahant Avaidyanath was a preacher and a politician. He succeeded Guru Digvijay Nath and became the Mahant (Chief Priest) of Gorakhnath Temple. He was also a part of the Hindu Mahasabha and later joined Bharatiya Janata Party. He has also been elected to the Lok Sabha four times from Gorakhpur Constituency and played an important role in the movement related to Ram Janmabhoomi. In 1970- Avaidyanath was elected as an independent candidate and later in 1989 he won as a candidate of Hindu Mahasabha. He was again an elected member of Parliament from the same seat as a nominee of Bharatiya Janata Party in 1991. He mentored Yogi Adityanath after he had left home when he was just 21 years old. Within 5 years- Yogi Adityanath became his favorite disciple. Mahant Avaidyanath led the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and appealed to listeners to vote for those parties which promised to liberate the religious places that belong to Hinduism. Mahant Avaidyanath died on 12th September in 2014 and Yogi Adityanath succeeded him as the high priest of the Gorakhpur Temple. Narendra Modi and then BJP leaders sent condolences on the death of Mahant Avaidyanath Ji.

What are the biggest controversies related to Yogi Adityanath?

There have been multiple controversies centering Yogi Adithyanath. Sometimes his controversial statements and sometimes forced conversion to Hinduism- Yogi Aditynath has always been a favorite when it comes to controversies. Below are some examples of controversial statements made by Yogi Adityanath.

  • “I will not stop till I turn UP into a Hindu Rashtra”.
  • “I think there is no difference between the language of Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed.” To this statement he also added that if majority of people stopped watching his movie- then Shah Rukh Khan would have to wander like any other Muslim in the country.
  • Against Love Jihad and conversions of Hindu girls- his statement was- “If one Hindu girl is converted- I will convert 100 Muslim girls.” Here is another one- “We will not tolerate harassment of Hindus in the state at any cost...If anybody tries to touch Hindus in eastern UP- he will have to face the consequences”.
  • “Mother Teresa was part of a conspiracy to Christianize India”. According to him- the Hindus were converted into Christians in the name of offering service to God.
  • “Those who want to avoid Yoga and Lord Shankar can leave Hindustan.” He believes that Lord Shankar was the one who started Yoga and He is in every particle of this country. So- if anybody wants to avoid Yoga or Lord Shankar should leave India.
  • Not just religions- Yogi Adityanath also attacked feminism. He said- “Western feminism will hamper the creation and stability of home and family.”
  • While commenting on the Indian secularism- UP CM Adityanath stated- “You (non-BJP parties) claim you are secular but the agenda you implement is communal...there are 12 lakh Hindu saints in the country but you talk about giving salaries to imams. Is this secularism?” He uttered this statement in a Parliament meeting conducted on August 13- 2014
  • During a television show- Yogi Adityanath addressed the minorities and said- “We want you (minorities) not to kill anybody and live peacefully and concentrate on progress...If the other side does not stay in peace- we will teach them how to stay in the language that they understand.”

Not just with his words- but he has often created a storm with his controversial actions. Look at some of his controversial actions. 

Banning Illegal slaughterhouses:

In April 2017- Yogi Adityanath ordered a closure of illegal slaughterhouses in Uttarpradesh along with a ban on cow smuggling. As a Hindu firebrand he always wanted to establish cow protection since cows are revered as mother in Hinduism. In order to protect “Gau Mata  and establish Gau Raksha- he banned all the illegal slaughterhouses in UP. Although it was a controversial decision- a huge number of people supported Yogi Adityanath in his decision. The UP CM was also running an opinion poll on his website to know about what his people think of his decision. In Gorakhnath Math- there is an animal shelter with 500 cows where Yogi spent most of his mornings before becoming a Chief Minister. Killing cows and selling beef was illegal in Uttar Pradesh.

His Anti-Romeo Squad:

Just two days after Yogi Adityanath became the CM of Uttar Pradesh- he felt the need to protect the honor of women. BJP ordered to create Anti-Romeo Dal near colleges to ensure the security of women and control eve-teasing. Each team had two policemen- one male and one female. Under the jurisdiction of one police station- two or three teams were deployed. Number of teams was dependent on the number of schools and colleges in that particular area. They were ordered to patrol around and identify the eve-teasers and the trouble-makers. They were mostly in uniforms and sometimes in ordinary clothes. Their task was to warn the miscreants- concerning parents of such activities and even taking actions against them depending on how serious the case was. However- it created a little bit of fuss among people since it was spreading terror among the college goers.

What are some of the best Yogi Aditya Nath speeches?

Yogi Adityanath is hugely popular among his followers for his inspiring speeches- strong words and a clear perspective. Here are some links to his best speeches. Take a look at the best Yogi Adityanath videos on YouTube.

How can you contact Yogi Adityanath?

You can contact the UP-Chief Minister with the help of his email id and a few contact numbers of Yogi Adityanath.

Yogi Adityanath contact numbers:

Yogi Adityanath Office Number : 0522 – 2236838- 2235599- 2236985

Yogi Adityanath Contact Number of Sastri Bhawan : 2236167- 2236119- 2239296

Yogi Adityanath Whatsapp Number : 09450966551

Here is the link where you will find all the Yogi Adityanath Contact Numbers.

What is Yogi Aditya Nath’s caste?

Yogi Adityanath is a Rajput Thakur from Uttar Pradesh. He is a Hindutva firebrand and is quite popular among his followers.

What is Yogi Adityanath’s Twitter handle?

Yogi Adityanath uses @myogiadityanath as his Twitter handle. He has around 2.63 Million followers on Twitter. He has over five thousand tweets and each tweet have hundreds of comments and Retweets. 

What is Hindu Yuva Vahini of Yogi Aditya Nath?

The Hindu Yuva Vahini is a Hindu armed force consisting of young militants. This militia has been founded by Yogi Adityanath- the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the chief priest of Gorakhnath Math. It was founded in April 2002 on the day of Rama Navami and it is headquartered in Gorakhpur. “A fierce cultural and social organization dedicated to Hindutva and nationalism” – this is how the Hindu Yuva Vahini describes itself.

Their objective is to abolish the differentiation between touchable and untouchables and high-low caste system and to integrate the Hindu society.

Love Jihad- cow protection and Ghar Wapsi are some of their top priorities. In January 2007- Hindu Yuva Vahini was accused of destroying mosques- burning buses and trains and even homes in Gorakhpur when the temple was attacked.

What is Yogi App?

Yogi App or Yogi Adithnath App is a mobile application which has all the information about Yogi Adityanath. Through this- you will get to know more about Yogi Adityanath and his ideals. Yogi has also launched an app called e-Nivaran which helps the consumers make their own electricity bills and pay online. This app also allows the consumers to lodge a complaint by clicking on the “Grahak Seva” icon on the app.

"Nobody will charge you an irrational amount of bill henceforth. With this app- you can generate your own bill-" stated the UP-Chief Minister.

One can download the app from Google Play store. Here is the link where you can download Yogi App:

Here is the link to download e-Nivaran App:


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