MLC Nomination: CM Adityanath names Late Avaidyanath as his father!
Lucknow: In the affidavit submitted while filing his nomination for the Vidhan Parishad (Upper House) membership, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday, mentioned name of former Mahant of Gorakhnath Math, Avaidyanath as his father.
Newstrack.com has the copy of the affidavit in which CM Adityanath has mentioned 'Late Avaidyanath' as his father. He was born in village of Panchur in Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand) in 1972 to Anand Singh Bisht.
He came under the influence of Mahant Avaidyanath, the chief priest of the Gorakhnath Math and became his disciple. Subsequently, he was given the name 'Yogi Adityanath' and designated as the successor of the Mahant Avaidyanath.
Yogi along with his two deputies on Tuesday filed their nomination papers for the bypolls to the vacant Legislative Council seats.
CM Adityanath, Keshav Prasad and Dinesh Sharma filed their nomination papers in the presence of their cabinet colleagues and senior party leaders.
Two ministers, Mohsin Raza and Swatantradev Singh, too filed their nomination papers.
According to the Election Commission, scrutiny would be done on Wednesday, while the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is September 8. Polling would be held on September 15 and the counting of votes would be done the same day.
CM Adityanath, who presently is a member of Lok Sabha, has to become a legislator within the stipulated six months of assuming office, the deadline for which expires on September 19.