Adityanath Yogi’s caste | Yogi Adityanath Complete Biography
The intervention of sadhus and saints in Indian politics has been there since ancient times. But earlier sannyasis or sadhus did not directly participate in politics. They used to come to explain to the king when the king went astray. But after independence the democracy established under the Indian Constitution opened the doors of politics to all. Today Yogi Adityanath is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Let us know the biography of Yogi Adityanath and his political journey.
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Yogi Adityanath Biography
Yogi Adityanath was born on 5 June 1972 in Panchur village, Yamkeshwar tehsil of Pauri Garhwal district of present-day Uttarakhand.
Yogi Adityanath’s caste
This is a topic that is most searched on Google. So Yogi was born in a traditional Garhwali Kshatriya family.
Yogi Adityanath real name
The real name of Yogi Adityanath is ‘Ajay Singh Visht’.
Yogi Adityanath’s father’s name is Late Anand Visht. His mother’s name is Savitri Devi. Yogi’s father died on 20 April 2020. He was a forest ranger.
How many brothers and sisters does Yogi have?
Yogi is the fifth child of his parents, he has three elder sisters and one elder brother. He has two younger brothers.
Yogi Adityanath’s education
- Yogi ji started his schooling in 1977 from the primary school of Gaza in Tehri.
- In 1987 – he passed the high school examination.
- 1989 – Passed Intermediate examination from Shri Bharat Mandir Inter College, Rishikesh.
- 1990- While pursuing graduation, took membership of ‘Akhil Vidyarthi Parishad’.
- 1992 – Graduated from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar in his graduation (B.Sc in Mathematics).
When Yogi’s educational documents were stolen
Yogi ji took admission in the subject of science from Gorakhpur University for postgraduate education. But when he was living in Kotdwar (Uttarakhand), his room was stolen and his educational documents were also stolen along with his belongings. Due to this he failed to do post graduation in science from Gorakhpur.
Effect of Ram Mandir Movement
Yogi took admission in Rishikesh to do post-graduation in science, but the impact of the Ram Mandir movement and the troubles regarding admission diverted his attention.
How Yogi Adityanath turned from Ajay Singh Visht
While Yogi was doing his post-graduation in Mathematics in 1993, he came to Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) to do research on Guru Gorakhnath, where he went to the shelter of his uncle Mahant ‘Avaidyanath’ and took initiation.
Ajay Singh Visht took complete retirement in 1994, after which his name was changed from Ajay Singh Visht to ‘Yogi Adityanath’.
Became Mahant of Gorakhpur temple
The former Mahant of Gorakhpur temple, Avaidyanath, died on 12 September 2014. After his death, Yogi Adityanath became the Mahant of Gorakhpur Peeth. Two days later, he was made the Peethadheeshwar (head) of the temple by performing rituals according to the Nath panth tradition.
When did Yogi ji won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time?
Yogi Adityanath first contested the election as a BJP candidate in 1998 and he won.
He was elected as the youngest MP in the Eleventh Lok Sabha (1998–99). Then he was only 26 years old.
Yogi ji was re-elected MP from Gorakhpur in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections.
When did Yogi ji form Hindu Vahini?
Yogi Adityanath founded Hindu Yuva Vahini in April 2002.
In 2004, Yogi ji again won the Lok Sabha elections from Gorakhpur.
In 2009, Yogi ji again won the election of MP by more than 2 lakh votes.
Won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by more than 5 lakh votes and once again reached the Parliament.
When did Yogi become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
The BJP got a majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In the 2017 Legislative Assembly elections held in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party got a majority and Yogi Adityanath was made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by the BJP on 19 March 2017. Although the BJP won a majority in Uttar Pradesh under Keshav Prasad Maurya’s leadership, Yogi Joe was made chief minister with the image of a staunch Hindu and the RSS’s first choice.
When did Yogi ji join BJP?
Yogi Adityanath’s relationship with BJP is more than a decade old. Yogi ji has a lot of influence in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Yogi ji is the successor of former Mahant Avaidyanath of Gorakhpur Peeth Dham. Avaidyanath won the Lok Sabha elections in 1991 and 1996.
Yogi ji’s performance in Lok Sabha elections
Yogi ji contested his first Lok Sabha election in 1998 and won by a very small margin. But after that he won the Lok Sabha elections of 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 by a huge margin. Hindu Yuva Vahini was formed in 2002.
Controversy related to Yogi Adityanath
There was a deadly attack on Yogi ji on 7 September 2008. Yogi ji barely survived the attack. The attack was so severe that the attackers surrounded more than 100 vehicles of his convoy and left people in blood.
Yogi arrested in Gorakhpur riots
Yogi was arrested during the Gorakhpur riots. A Hindu Yuva Vahini worker was killed in firing during the festival of Muharram. Despite the ban of the administration, Yogi insisted to see his worker. But ignoring the restrictions of the administration, Yogi along with hundreds of his supporters organized a tribute meeting despite the curfew in the city and gave his arrest. Adityanath was sent to jail after registering a case under sections 151A, 146, 147, 279, and 506 of CrPC. Opposing this arrest, Hindu Yuva Vahini started riots at various places and torched some coaches of the Mumbai-Gorakhpur Godan Express.
The then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had to transfer District Magistrate Hariom and Police Chief Raja Srivastava to the increasing riots and the pressure of Yogi.
Yogi purified 1800 Christians and converted to Hinduism in 2005 as part of the process of conversion. This work was done in Etah district.
Yogi’s tenure as Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday 19 March 2017. The oath ceremony took place at Kanshi Ram Smriti Upvan built by former Chief Minister Mayawati. With this, for the first time in the history of Uttar Pradesh, two Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were also elected. This year the tenure of Yogi Adityanath is being completed.
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