Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath (born Ajay Mohan Bisht[1][2][a]on 5 June 1972[4]) 

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is an Indian monk and Hindu nationalist politician who is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in office since 19 March 2017.[5][6] Yogi Adityanath 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Incumbent Assumed office  19 March 2017GovernorRam NaikDeputyKeshav Prasad Maurya Dr. Dinesh SharmaPreceded byAkhilesh YadavMember of Legislative Council, Uttar Pradesh Incumbent Assumed office  18 September 2017Member of the India Parliament for GorakhpurIn office 1998 – 21 September 2017Preceded byMahant AvaidyanathSucceeded byPraveen Kumar NishadPersonal detailsBorn Ajay Mohan Bisht[1] 5 June 1972 (age 46) Panchur, Uttar Pradesh, India (now in Uttarakhand, India)Political party Bharatiya Janata PartyResidence5, Kalidas Marg, LucknowEducationB.Sc. (Mathematics)Alma materH. N. B. Garhwal UniversityOccupationPolitician PriestPersonalReligionHinduismMilitary serviceRankMahantReligious careerTeacherMahant AvaidyanathWebsitewww.yogiadityanath.in He was appointed as the Chief Minister on 26 March 2017 after the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) won the 2017 State Assembly elections, in which he was a prominent campaigner.[7][8][9] He has been the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms since 1998.[10] In 2008, his convoy was attacked en route to Azamgarh for an anti-terrorism rally. The attack left one person dead and at least six persons injured.[11][12] Adityanath is also the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Math, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, a position he has held since the death of his spiritual "father", Mahant Avaidyanath, in September 2014. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth organization that has been involved in communal violence.[13][14] He has an image as a right-wing populistHindutva firebrand.[1][15][16][17]
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