Yogi Adityanath's journey From Mahant to Uttar Pradesh CM

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Yogi Adityanath's journey From Mahant to Uttar Pradesh CM

Can you describe Yogi Adityanath's political journey from being Mahant to Uttar Pradeh CM ?

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This is how Yogi spent first week in office.

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister was in full throttle by taking 50-odd policy decisions. 

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has has proved that he means business by taking 50-odd policy decisions within a week of taking over the reins of Uttar Pradesh.

That he is firm on maintaining proper decorum, hygiene and punctuality in the official machinery became clear on the very first day in office when he undertook a round of the CM Secretariat, personally looking into every nook and corner which was never visited by any chief minister in 40 years.

Repulsive paan (betel) stains on the walls, layers of dust on files piled up over the years, missing officials and staff caught his attention during the surprise check.

And no prize for guessing that his immediate action was putting a ban on chewing paan and paan masala in public places, and installation of biometric system and CCTVs.

The very next day some ministers and senior officials picked up brooms to lead by example.


"Such dust can lead to TB among government staff," he noted while taking a round of the Annexe Building, which also houses the chief minister's office.

The chief minister did not wait for chairing a formal cabinet meeting for strict implementation of ban on illegal slaughterhouses and formation of anti-Romeo squads, but took prompt action issuing directives to officials.

Making known his firm resolve on law and order, he has asked criminals to leave the state.

He has also asked Bharatiya Janata Party office bearers and public representatives not to undertake any contractual work and instead monitor them for effective execution.

During his first visit to Gorakhpur after assuming office, the chief minister did not mince words when he said, "Those who can work for 18-20 hours everyday can remain with us, others can go their own way."

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat state Assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who will canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to Campaign For BJP in Gujarat Elections

The Gujarat state assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995.

Confirming that the firebrand Yogi will campaign in Gujarat, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jitu Vaghani said: "All chief ministers of our party across the country have been invited to campaign and Yogi ji will also be there."

He said: "Yogi ji's work as Chief Minister is being discussed and appreciated not just at the national level but even at the international level. So, his coming to Gujarat for campaigning will definitely help the BJP."

Pandya said Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in the country in terms of population and developments there have massive impact in all other states.

The BJP spokesperson, however, was quick to add that there was no replacement of Modi. "Ever since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, it has been a matter of pride for people in Gujarat and for us...Modi wave itself is enough," Pandya said.

Yogi adityanath’s birth name is Ajay Singh Bisht. He was born on june 5th, 1972 in a small village named Panchuri in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand which was then a part of Uttar Pradesh. His father Anand Bisht, worked with the state forest department and retired as range officer. After finishing school from Pauri, Yogi Adityanath went to Kotdwar to pursue his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. From there he went to Rishikesh to pursue his M.Sc.

Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 19th march 2017, he has also been a five-time parliamentarian. In 1998, at the age of 26, he became the youngest MP in India's 12th Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur constituency. He went on to represent the Gorakhpur seat for four consecutive terms in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections. He is also the head priest of Gorakhnath Math, a temple in Gorakhpur.

On his first day as Yogi Adityanath becoming the Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh, he set some tough targets for his team. Working on the BJP's top election promises, the new UP Chief Minister discussed loan waivers for lakhs of farmers and ban on slaughterhouses. The 44-year-old priest Adityanath's swearing-in ceremony was attended by top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Also in attendance were former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.


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