Yogi Adityanath

Profession: Indian Politician, Religious Missionary

Brother of Yogi Adityanath

Mahendra Singh Bisht (Indian Army), 2 more (Both work in a college)

Father of Yogi Adityanath

Anand Singh Bisht (Forest Ranger)

Mother of Yogi Adityanath

Savitri Devi (Homemaker)

Sister of Yogi Adityanath

Shashi (Elder), 2 more

Favourite Food of Yogi Adityanath

Gahad (a variety of pulse grown in the hills)

Favourite Politician of Yogi Adityanath

Narendra Modi

Controversies of Yogi Adityanath

Yogi has been in controversies for the conversion of other religious people to Hinduism. In 2005, Adityanath allegedly led a purification drive which incorporated the conversion of Christians to Hinduism. In one such instance, 1,800 Christians were reportedly converted to Hinduism in the town of Etah in Uttar Pradesh.   In January 2007, a falling out occurred amidst a Hindu group and Muslims during a Muharram procession in Gorakhpur which led to the hospitalization of a young Hindu, Raj Kumar Agrahari. Later he was arrested for his provocative speech, which led to the Gorakhpur riots.   In 2015, Yogi declared that those who oppose Surya Namaskar, part of Yog, can leave India. He stated - My humble request to those who see communalism in even Sun God would be to drown themselves in the sea or live in a dark room for the rest of their lives.   During the intolerance debate in the media, Yogi compared Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed. He said, "Shah Rukh Khan should remember that majority population of India made him a star, and if they'll boycott his films, he will also have to wander on streets. It is unfortunate Shah Rukh Khan is speaking the same language that of Hafiz Saeed."   On 15 April 2019, The Election Commission of India (ECI) had put a 72-hour prohibition on campaigning by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Mr. Adityanath, at a rally on 9 April 2019, said that if the Congress, SP and the BSP had faith in 'Ali', 'then we also have faith in Bajrang Bali."  

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