Tahlka News Desk
Lucknow: Bhartiya Janta Party has finally cleared all the suspense over the CM face of Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday evening Adityanath name was declared for the CM post. The chief minister designate of Uttar Pradesh was born in the hills of Rajput Partents on 5th June 1972. The real name of Yogi Adityanath is Ajay Singh Bisht he is an Indian priest and also called as firebrand politician of BJP. He has been a Member of parliament from Gorakhpur constituency. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a militant youth organisation that has been involved in communal violence.
He has done bachelor degree in mathematics from HNB Garhwal University. At the age of 21 only he become the disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath and later, head priest of Gorakhnath Math.
Adityanath also run schools and colleges and manages hospital in Gorakhpur. In 1998, when Avaidyanath retired from active politics, he declared Yogi as his heir apparent, and also the nominee for the next Lok Sabha polls.
In 1998, when he was just 26, Yogi Adityanath became the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha, going on to win successive terms in 1999, 2004, 2009 and in 2014.
The 44 year old Yogi Adityanath is not just the popular choice among BJP's 325 legislators, but also commands a giant following in eastern UP.
His Hindu hardliner image was strengthened after the 'Pachrukhiya' incident in Maharjganj district. On February 10, 1999, when Samajwadi Party member Talat Aziz was delivering a speech as a part of SP's 'jail bharo andolan', some miscreants opened fire on her. Rumours spread that the fire was opened following Yogi's directions.
It was then that people began chanting slogans of 'Gorakhpur mein rehna hai to Yogi Yogi kehna hai'.
Yogi Adityanath has done many social outfits like cow protection, love jihad. In 2005, Yogi led a purification drive 'Ghar Wapasi' under which many returned to Hinduism. Yogi landed in jail for his acts. He faced charges ranging from attempt to murder to defiling places of worship, rioting with deadly weapons and criminal intimidation. In recent years, Yogi has made little attempt to couch his ambitions.