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Yogi Adityanath's profile in Video: All about Gorakhpur's 5-time MP who became Uttar Pradesh's 21st chief minister

Priest-turned Politician And Controversial Mascot Of Hardline Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath Was On Sunday Sworn In As The 21st Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh And The Fourth From The Saffron Party, Ending Its 15-year Hiatus

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 19 Mar 2017, 08:08:25 PM

New Delhi:

Priest-turned politician and controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the fourth from the saffron party, ending its 15-year hiatus. Here we look at UP’s 21st chief minister profile-

Political career

Adityanath began his political career from UP’s Purvanchal region in 1998. The seer, whose real name is Ajay Bisht, hails from Uttarakhand’s Yamkeshwar town in Pauri Garhwal district.

Yogi had completed BSc from the Garhwal University and soon after the graduation, he received ‘diksha’ from the head priest of Gorakhnath temple Mahant Avaidyanath.

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Important positions held by Yogi Adityanath

1998: Youngest member to be elected to the 12th Lok Sabha at 26 years’ age

1998-99: Member of Committee on Food, Civil Supplies, Public Distribution and its Sub-Committee-B on Department of Sugar and Edible Oils; Member of 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

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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 (*Source-

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First Published : 19 Mar 2017, 06:28:00 PM