Man who led purification drive to convert Christians to Hinduism is UP’s new CM

Yogi Adityanath is head priest of Gorakhnath temple

Lucknow: Suspense on who will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is finally over. BJP has chosen Yogi Adityanath, the head priest of the Goraknath temple in eastern UP to lead the state.

Who is Yogi Adityanath?

-He is a six-time MP from Gorakhpur

-He hails from a Rajput family and was the youngest Member of Parliament of 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26

-He made headlines when he made statement in 2015 that those who oppose Surya Namaskar should leave India

-He also led a purification drive that involved conversion of Christians to Hinduism

-He was one of the several BJP MPs who defied the party’s whip on Women’s Reservation Bill

-The RSS has vetoed his candidature for the post of chief minister.

-Swearing-in ceremony will be held tomorrow​.

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