Happy Birthday Yogi Adityanath: How Ajay Singh Bisht became UP CM; know his incredible journey

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is celebrating his 49th birthday today. Yogi was born in Panchur village of Yamkeshwar block located in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. After taking initiation from Mahant Avaidyanath in Gorakhpur, he was named Yogi Adityanath.

Published on: 5 Jun 2021 7:02 AM GMT
Happy Birthday Yogi Adityanath: How Ajay Singh Bisht became UP CM; know his incredible journey

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is among the most influential leaders of the country. Yogi, who has been a Lok Sabha MP for five consecutive terms from Gorakhpur, is a Hinduist leader. However, during his school days, he used to be very shy. The story of Yogi Adityanath becoming the Chief Minister of UP is very interesting.

On Yogi's birthday, we will tell you how he completed the journey from Ajay Singh Bisht to Yogi Adityanath.

Here are some lesser-known facts about priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath:-

Yogi Adityanath's real name is Ajay Singh Bisht. Ajay Singh Bisht was born on 5 June 1972 in Panchur village of Pauri district in Uttarakhand. Ajay's father's name was Anand Singh Bisht, he was a forest ranger and his mother's name is Savitri Devi. Last year his father passed away. Ajay was the fifth of seven siblings. He has three elder sisters and one elder brother. He is followed by two younger brothers.

Ajay took education till the eighth standard from the village school itself. His father used to tell that Yogi was smart in studies since childhood. Yogi passed the matriculation examination from a school in Gaza, he was first in high school. He passed the Intermediate examination from Shri Bharat Mandir Inter College, Rishikesh. He did B.Sc from a college in Kotdwar. Yogi has a BSc degree in Maths. Then he obtained an MSc degree from Rishikesh. 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.

And, this is how Ajay Singh Bisht became Yogi Adityanath!

MP from Gorakhpur for five consecutive terms

This marked the entry of Yogi into politics. In 1998, 26-year-old Yogi contested from Gorakhpur on a BJP ticket and won. At that time he was the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha. After this, he was again elected MP in 1999. In 2004, he again contested the elections and won. After this, he again reached the Lok Sabha in 2009 and 2014.

Chief Minister in 2017

Yogi is considered to have a good hold in Purvanchal. This is the reason why Yogi was made a star campaigner in the 2017 assembly elections. BJP also won a bumper victory in the assembly elections. Taking a big decision, the BJP leadership handed over the chief minister's chair to Yogi.

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