Yogi Adityanath Biography:
|Full Name||Mahant Yogi Adityanath|
|Profession||Politician and Hindu monk|
|Political Party||BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party)|
|Current position||Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (2017-present)|
|Date of Birth||5th June 1972|
|Age (as of 2022)||50 years|
|Birthplace||Panchur, Pauri Garhwal Distt., Uttar Pradesh (present-day Uttarakhand), India|
|Hometown||Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Current Address||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Marital status||Single (a sanyasi)|
|Educational Qualification||B.Sc (Maths)|
|Highschool||Primary School, Pauri, Uttarakhand|
|College Name||Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand|
|Zodiac Sign/Star Sign||Gemini|
|Political Career||*Won the Lok Sabha Elections for the 5 consecutive times from the Gorakhpur Constituency (1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014)|
*Won the Assembly Election for the first time from Gorakhpur Assembly (2017)
*Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (2017- present)
|parents||1. Father name: late Anand Singh Bisht|
2. Mother name: Savitri Devi
|siblings||1. BrotherMahendra singh bisht (elder)Shailendra mohan|
2. Sisterhashi devi (elder)Pushpa deviKaushalya devi
Yogi Adityanath: Early Life, Family, and Education
He was born on 5 June 1972 in a Gharwali Rajput family in Uttarakhand. His real name is Ajay Singh Bisht. His father, Anand Singh Bisht was a forest ranger. He completed his primary education at the local schools of Pauri and Rishikesh. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University.
Around 1990, he joined the Ayodhya Ram temple movement and became the disciple of the head priest of Gorakhnath Math Mahant Avaidyanath. Subsequently, he got the name ‘Yogi Adityanath’ and also succeeded Mahant Avaidyanath.
Mahant Avaidyanath named Yogi Adityanath his successor in around 1994 and became the head priest of the Gorakhnath Math. Therefore, he was also named as the successor of Gorakhnath Math. Then, it was his duty to manage schools, colleges, and hospitals which were run by Gorakhnath Trust Fund.
Yogi Ji Relations with the BJP
Adityanath has had a contentious relationship with the BJP, criticising its weak Hindutva ideology. He revolted by choosing candidates against the BJP’s official candidates. The most famous case was Radha Mohan Das Agarwal’s election on a Hindu Mahasabha ticket in 2002, in which the Bhartiya Janta party lost that seat.
In 2006 during the BJP National Executive Meeting in Lucknow, Adityanath organised a three-day Virat Hindu Mahasammelan in Gorakhpur. Despite frequent revolts and controversy, L. K. Advani, RSS leader and VHP chairman, have all paid him visits.
In 2010, he disobeyed party policy on women’s reservation in Parliament. Adityanath was a key BJP campaigner in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. He was one of numerous BJP MPs that disobeyed party rules on the women’s reservation bill. In 2017, he was a prominent BJP campaigner in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections which helped the Bhartiya Janta party to win the assembly elections,
He was elected as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017. He immediately outlawed the use of cigarettes, pan, and gutka in state government buildings. In the state, he also launched anti-Romeo squads. Additionally, more than 100 fraudulent police officers were dismissed.
Yogi Adityanath: Political Held
As Yogi Adityanath is a Chief Minister of UP, he also takes care of several other ministries that are around 36 ministries including Home, Housing, Revenue, Food, and Civil Supplies, Food Security and drug administration, stamp and registry, Town and country planning department, Economics and statistics, Mines and Minerals, Flood control, vigilance, prison, general administration, secretariat administration, personnel, and appointment, information, institutional finance, planning, urban land, estate department, UP state reorganisation committee, administration reforms, programme implementation, Relief and Rehabilitation, national integration, Rent Control, infrastructure, coordination, language, external aided project, Public Service Management, Consumer protection, weights, and measures.
Yogi Adityanath: As Chief Editor
He is a Chief Editor of ‘Hindi Weekly’ and Monthly Magazine ‘Yogvani’.
Yogi Adityanath: Books Published
‘Yaugik Shatkarm’, ‘Hathayog: Swaroop evam Sadhna’, ‘Hindu Rashtra Nepal: Atit, Vartmaan evam Bhavisya’, ‘Rajyog: Swaroop evam Sadhana’
Yogi Adityanath: Social and Cultural Activities
– For socially and economically weaker and backward children, he provides hostel.
– He raises awareness against religious and social conventions and evils.
– He is also running more than two dozen educational institutions and working for extending health facilities to rural areas.
– Several spiritual and cultural organisations are also run by him including the centres of the oldest meditation system of India and the centre of a prominent philosophical sect of Nath Panth.
Yogi Adityanath Achievements:-
- Over 86 lakh small and marginal farmers’ loans worth Rs 36,000 crore have been forgiven.
- Rs 1.12 crore in cane dues settled after three years
Highways and expressways:
- The biggest network of expressways.
- The Purvanchal Expressway will be completed by April.
- Bundelkhand Expressway acquired 40% of the land.
- UP is the country’s highest testing state. Over 6 lakh infected cases have been documented, with approximately 8,000 deaths.
- Over 27 lakh foreign labourers were hired in 11 lakh units.
- Rape incidents decreased from 4.5 instances per lakh to 2.8 cases per lakh
- As of December 15, 129 criminals had been slain, and 2,782 had been wounded
- Rs 23 lakh was recovered from rioters who damaged property during anti-CAA rioting.
- The administration intends to create a $1 trillion economy.
- Over Rs 2.25 lakh crore in investments has started construction. Over Rs 57,000 crores in investments came to UP even under Covid.
- UP is ranked second for business accessibility.
- Airport: The initial stage will conclude in 2024.
- The construction of new airports to improve connectivity in small cities.
- Construction of airports in the cities of Ayodhya, Kushinagar, Sonebhadra, Chitrakoot, and Kanpur is ongoing in an effort to increase religious tourism.
- Greater Noida will feature a 100-acre film city.
- The government intends to start filming there by 2022.
- The initiative has received praise from movie stars, who described it as the right choice at the right moment.
- This holy city will be a centre of religious tourism
- An attempt will be made to make it a solar city
- The Ram Janaki Path has been planned, and new hotels are expected in the city.
Yogi Adityanath’s Book
- ‘Yaugik Shatkarm’,
- ‘Hathayog Swaroop evam Sadhna’,
- ‘Hindu Rashtra Nepal
- Atit, Vartmaan evam Bhavisya’,
- ‘Rajyog: Swaroop evam Sadhana’