Adityanath Yogi (born 5 June 1972) is an Indian religious leader and politician. He is the current Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh. A star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, prior to being the Chief Minister, he has been a Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms since 1998. He is the Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur (Lok Sabha Constituency), elected in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket with a landslide margin 1.5 Lakh votes.
Yogi Adityanath is also the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Math in Gorakhpur. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth organization that has been involved in communal violence.
Yogi Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht into a Garhwali Rajput Rajput is short for “Raj Putra” which means “son of a king” in Sanskrit. They came into prominence during 6th and 7th century and dominated most of the central India. Rajputs are considered the royal and martial clans of central, western and northern India as well as eastern Pakistan.family on 5 June 1972 in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. His father Anand Singh Bisht was a forest ranger. Ajay Singh completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Srinagar, Uttarakhand.
Ajay Singh left home around the 1990s to join the Ayodhya Ram temple movement. He came under the influence of Mahant Avaidyanath, the chief priest of the Gorakhnath Math, and became his disciple. Afterward, he was given the name 'Yogi Adityanath' and appointed as the successor of the Mahant Avaidyanath. While based in Gorakhpur after his initiation, Adityanath has often visited his ancestral village, establishing a school there in 1998.
Adityanath is the intended successor of Avedyanath. the current mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a radical group seeking to provide a more rightist Hindu platform compared to the mainstream Bharatiya Janata Party to which he belongs. Adityanath has been viewed as a successor to the Gujarat politician Narendra Modi.
For several years, Adityanath has been active in converting other religious groups (particularly the low-caste converts of Christianity) back into the folds of Hinduism. In 2005, a large group of 1800 people were converted in the town of Etah in UP.
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He has been open in accepting this possibility: The temple is Ram and whoever opposes it is branded Ravana by the people. A number of Ravanas have already been eliminated and if someone else tries to don the mantle, he too will face the same fate.