Talk of the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a hardline RSS leader who rose to fame with his hindutwa agenda. His recent policy shifts are making the country go gaga over his simplicity. Yet there are few shortcomings too.
Let us look into his lifestyle and policies at a glance.
Yogi Adityanath is born in Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand in the year 1972. At 44 years of age, he is an unmarried saint and the head priest at Gorakhnath temple located in Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath’s Political Life:
Yogi Adityanath came to the frontline with his becoming the Mahant of the Gorakhnath Math succeeding Mahanth Adityanath. He is the founder of Hindu Yuva Vahini, an extremist youth organization. He joined BJP in 1991. Yogi Adityanath is the unbeaten Member of Parliament for Gorakhpur constituency since 1998. He has been elected 5 times to the parliament.
As a CM of Uttar Pradesh:
After assuming the office, Adityanath took some bold decisions like the suspending of negligent officers, instrumenting anti-romeo squads for the protection of women, cancellation of public holidays on birthdays and ceremonies of famous leaders, crackdown of illegal slaughterhouses, controlling VIP culture within limits, discontinued the services of advisors appointed by SP government etc.. which attracted mixed reactions from political critics and common people alike.
His focus on the Hundutva agenda is irking seculars and pseudo-seculars across the state. His policies like resuming Ram Leela during Dussehra, Ras Leela in Mathura and Bhajan Sandhya in Chitrakoot are the result of his ideology.
Being a mystic, he leads a very simple life and it is a sort of inspiration to the future leaders. These qualities are nowhere found in the Rich-Luxury loving politicians now-a-days. If acted with sensibility towards development and common needs of the people, Yogi Adityanath may become the next Narendra Modi of BJP.