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
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."
Information about Yogi Adityanath
In March 2010, Adityanath was one of several BJP MPs who did not adhere to the party whip on the Women's reservation bill.
Yogi left his house at the age of 21 and was actively associated with the Ram Temple movement in the 90s.
Does Yogi Adityanath smoke?: Not Known
He was elected as the Member of the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 from Gorakhpur constituency. He was the youngest Member of the Lok Sabha. So far he has been MP for the same constituency five times.
Does Yogi Adityanath drink alcohol?: Not Known
Yogi is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini. It is a social, cultural and nationalist group of young people and is very popular amongst Hindus of Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Yogi's political journey began in 1996 when he was named in-charge of managing the election campaign for Mahant Avaidyanath.
He met, Mahant Avaidyanath, of Goraknath Temple in Rishikesh, later became his disciple and settled in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, in 1994, 22-year-old. He then changed his name from Ajay to Yogi Adityanath.
Yogi's predecessor and spiritual leader, Mahant Avaidyanath, was the President of Hindu Maha Sabha. Both of them kept Hindutva agenda at the forefront of their election campaign. His mission in life is to convert other religious groups back to Hinduism. He is the successor to former Hindu Mahasabha president Mahant Avaidyanath at the Gorakhpur temple.
In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Yogi won the elections by a margin of 1, 42,309 votes. Adityanath Yogi is quite a popular politician of his constituency.