Articles about Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, five-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as of 2021. He is a Hindu monk of the Nath Sampradaya and Mahant (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Math. Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht in the present-day Uttarakhand, then a part of Uttar Pradesh, and completed his BSc in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. At a young age, he renounced his home and adopted monkhood under his guru, Mahant Avaidyanath of the Gorakhnath Math. Adityanath subsequently succeeded the latter as the Math’s chief priest. In 1998, Adityanath became the Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur constituency and was re-elected successively in the 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 General Elections. He emerged as a young leader in his own right and was one of the BJP’s prominent campaigners for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. After BJP’s landslide victory in the Assembly elections, Adityanath was appointed as the state’s Chief Minister.

Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport today

25 Nov 2021

Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh's Jewar on Thursday.

Noida to get UP's 5th international airport before polls

23 Nov 2021

Noida to get UP's 5th international airport before polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh's Jewar on Thursday.

Purvanchal Expressway: Over 300km, 22 flyovers, 6 lanes, and more

16 Nov 2021

Purvanchal Expressway: Over 300km, 22 flyovers, 6 lanes, and more

The ambitious Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

PM Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway today; IAF airshow planned

16 Nov 2021

PM Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway today; IAF airshow planned

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh at 1:30 pm on Tuesday.

Kanpur: Zika virus cases cross 100; Adityanath to hold meeting

10 Nov 2021

Kanpur: Zika virus cases cross 100; Adityanath to hold meeting

The tally of Zika virus infections in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur has crossed 100 with 16 more cases reported on Tuesday.

If Taliban moves toward India, airstrike is ready: Yogi Adityanath

01 Nov 2021

If Taliban moves toward India, airstrike is ready: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that if Taliban moves toward India, "an air strike is ready."

J&K students to face sedition charges for celebrating Pakistan's win

28 Oct 2021

J&K students to face sedition charges for celebrating Pakistan's win

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said those who celebrated Pakistan's victory over India in a T20 World Cup match will be charged with sedition.

PM launches Rs. 64,000 crore health infrastructure scheme from Varanasi

25 Oct 2021

PM launches Rs. 64,000 crore health infrastructure scheme from Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY).

UP government plans Diwali melas amid COVID-19 concerns

20 Oct 2021

UP government plans Diwali melas amid COVID-19 concerns

Despite concerns about a COVID-19 threat during the festive season, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to hold week-long Diwali melas (fairs) in all cities across the state.

Lawyer shot dead at district court in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur

18 Oct 2021

Lawyer shot dead at district court in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur

A lawyer was shot dead inside a district court complex in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

BJP Minister visits Lakhimpur; skips meeting kin of dead farmers

14 Oct 2021

BJP Minister visits Lakhimpur; skips meeting kin of dead farmers

Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brijesh Pathak Wednesday visited the families of two victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

15 killed as truck crashes into passenger bus in Barabanki

07 Oct 2021

15 killed as truck crashes into passenger bus in Barabanki

In a tragic incident, at least 15 people were killed in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh as a truck collided with a passenger bus.

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

06 Oct 2021

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

The Punjab Congress will take out a protest march to Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri against the BJP-led government for the "brutal murders" of farmers.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Death toll reaches 9; murder case registered

04 Oct 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Death toll reaches 9; murder case registered

The death toll in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence has reached nine after the body of a local journalist, who had been missing after Sunday's violence, was found Monday morning.

UP: Union Minister's son runs over protesting farmers; 2 killed

03 Oct 2021

UP: Union Minister's son runs over protesting farmers; 2 killed

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Mishra's son allegedly ran his car over protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday, killing two.

UP businessman death: Wife alleges cover-up, questions cops' role

30 Sep 2021

UP businessman death: Wife alleges cover-up, questions cops' role

The wife of Kanpur-based businessman Manish Kumar Gupta, who allegedly died in a police raid, alleged that her husband was killed by police officers.

Supertech moves SC over twin tower demolition; proposes 'alternative plan'

29 Sep 2021

Supertech moves SC over twin tower demolition; proposes 'alternative plan'

Supertech Builders has approached the Supreme Court seeking a stay on its August 31 order which directed the demolition of two disputed 40-story towers at its Emerald Court housing project in Noida.

Mihir Bhoj caste row: Adityanath's name smeared with black paint

28 Sep 2021

Mihir Bhoj caste row: Adityanath's name smeared with black paint

Tension prevailed in Greater Noida on Tuesday after the name of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was allegedly smeared with black paint on a plaque fixed below a statue of King Mihir Bhoj that he had unveiled last week.

UP Cabinet expansion likely today; 7 ministers may take oath

26 Sep 2021

UP Cabinet expansion likely today; 7 ministers may take oath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is reportedly likely to expand his Cabinet on Sunday evening.

Hathras rape case: Chandrashekhar Azad threatens to begin dharna

25 Sep 2021

Hathras rape case: Chandrashekhar Azad threatens to begin dharna

Azad Samaj Party National President Chandrashekhar Azad has threatened to begin an indefinite protest if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to fulfill its promises to the family of a 19-year-old woman from Hathras who was gang-raped and assaulted last year leading to her death.

Muslims should bow to Indian culture: UP minister

24 Sep 2021

Muslims should bow to Indian culture: UP minister

Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla has said that Lord Ram, Krishna, and Shiva were the ancestors of Indian Muslims and they should bow to the land and culture of India.

Narendra Giri death: CBI takes over probe; constitutes six-member team

24 Sep 2021

Narendra Giri death: CBI takes over probe; constitutes six-member team

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday took over the investigation into the death of top seer Mahant Narendra Giri.

SP workers 'purify' places visited by UP CM in Sambhal

23 Sep 2021

SP workers 'purify' places visited by UP CM in Sambhal

Samajwadi Party youth workers undertook a "purification" exercise of the places visited by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Sambhal district by sprinkling Gangajal.

Adityanath warns against harassing women, anti-India activities

22 Sep 2021

Adityanath warns against harassing women, anti-India activities

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that if someone plays with the dignity of women, he will meet the same fate as that of Duryodhan and Dushashan in Mahabharata and asserted that strict action will be taken against those involved in supporting anti-India activities.

Narendra Giri death: Accused disciple arrested; CBI probe demands grow

21 Sep 2021

Narendra Giri death: Accused disciple arrested; CBI probe demands grow

The main accused in the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, Anand Giri, has been arrested, the Uttar Pradesh Police said.

All aspects related to Mahant Giri's death being probed: Adityanath

21 Sep 2021

All aspects related to Mahant Giri's death being probed: Adityanath

All aspects related to the death of top seer Mahant Narendra Giri are being probed and the guilty will be punished, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday.

Akhada Parishad's Mahant Narendra Giri found dead; suicide note recovered

20 Sep 2021

Akhada Parishad's Mahant Narendra Giri found dead; suicide note recovered

Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri was found dead at his residence in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.

Religion should not be used to create politics: UP minister

17 Sep 2021

Religion should not be used to create politics: UP minister

Uttar Pradesh Labor Minister Swami Prasad Maurya has stressed that religion is a matter of faith and it should not be made a matter of politics.

Is 'abba jaan' an unparliamentary word, asks Adityanath

16 Sep 2021

Is 'abba jaan' an unparliamentary word, asks Adityanath

Is abba jaan an "unparliamentary word," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked on Wednesday, questioning why those who want Muslim votes are shy of using it?

Political parties slam Adityanath for 'Abba Jaan' remark

13 Sep 2021

Political parties slam Adityanath for 'Abba Jaan' remark

Political parties have slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remark on "people who are called Abba Jaan" in an apparent attack against the Muslim community and the Samajwadi Party (SP).

Taliban to Ram Mandir: Yogi's poll campaign against SP

13 Sep 2021

Taliban to Ram Mandir: Yogi's poll campaign against SP

As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Bharatiya Janata Party are pitching religion as the key electoral plank to corner its main rival, Samajwadi Party.

Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM

13 Sep 2021

Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day off from work in seven years and similarly Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also took no holiday in the last four-and-a-half years and spent time in public service, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Sunday.

UP: Owaisi booked for 'vitiating' communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms

10 Sep 2021

UP: Owaisi booked for 'vitiating' communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly vitiating communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms, and making "indecent" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said on Friday.

UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials

07 Sep 2021

UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials

As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has pitched Brahmin security as her key electoral plank.

Firozabad dengue outbreak: CM orders strict action against lax officials

06 Sep 2021

Firozabad dengue outbreak: CM orders strict action against lax officials

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that some officials of the health and urban development departments have been found lax in discharging their duties in the Firozabad district where dengue and viral fever claimed over 50 lives, according to an official statement.

Expect Adityanath government to be reelected: Govindacharya

06 Sep 2021

Expect Adityanath government to be reelected: Govindacharya

Former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya on Sunday said that he expects the incumbent BJP government in Uttar Pradesh to be reelected in the state elections next year.

UP orders extensive cleanliness campaign after suspected dengue deaths

02 Sep 2021

UP orders extensive cleanliness campaign after suspected dengue deaths

In view of a rising number of dengue cases in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed authorities on Thursday to run a widespread cleanliness campaign and assign a nodal officer to every district for monitoring.

Viral fever in Uttar Pradesh kills 50, mostly children

01 Sep 2021

Viral fever in Uttar Pradesh kills 50, mostly children

Even as the threat of a third wave of COVID-19 looms large over India, a viral fever suspected to be dengue has claimed at least 50 lives in Uttar Pradesh.

AAP will contest all 403 seats in 2022 UP elections

01 Sep 2021

AAP will contest all 403 seats in 2022 UP elections

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on all 403 seats, party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh announced on Tuesday.

Ex-UP cop, who challenged Yogi Adityanath, arrested in suicide case

28 Aug 2021

Ex-UP cop, who challenged Yogi Adityanath, arrested in suicide case

Amitabh Thakur, a former senior Uttar Pradesh police officer, was arrested on Friday in Lucknow in an abetment of suicide case.