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Adityanath Yogi Biography



About Adityanath Yogi

Full Name Shri Yogi Adityanath
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
ConsistuencyGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
DOB5 June, 1972
Place of BirthPanchur, Distt. Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Father's NameMahant Avaidyanathji Maharaj
ReligionHinduism (Nath Sampradayey)
EducationB.Sc. from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
ReligionHinduism (Nath Sampradayey)
Profession before joining politicsReligious Missionary
Shri Yogi Adityanath

Important positions held by Yogi Adityanath

  • 1998: Youngest member to be elected to the 12th Lok Sabha at 26 years' age
  • 1998-99: Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies, Public Distribution and its Sub-Committee-B on Department of Sugar and Edible Oils; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • 1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1999-2000: Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • 2004: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term) Member, Committee on Government Assurances; Member, Committee on External Affairs; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • 2009: Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term); Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
  • 2014: Re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha (5th term) from Gorakhpur constituency

Controversies

Yogi Adityanath has several criminal cases against him. Some of the charges are rioting, attempt to murder, rioting, armed with deadly weapon, endangering life or personal safety of others, unlawful assembly, trespassing on burial places and criminal intimidation. In 2005, Adityanath allegedly led a 'purification' drive for conversion of Christians to Hinduism. In 2015, Yogi Adityanath said that those who oppose yoga can leave India and that they should be drowned. Adityanath once likened Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed and asked him to go to Pakistan.
Last Updated on 18 December, 2017.


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