Yogi Adityanath: From breakfast routine to ‘Maharaj ka chitthis’, 5 things you need to know

Yogi Adityanath: Here are five interesting facts about the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 23, 2017 5:26 pm
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It has been a couple of days since Yogi Adiyanath took over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. His popularity among the BJP cadre was evident when he was greeted with a loud cheer as he walked up to the rostrum to take oath at a ceremony in Lucknow’s Smriti Upvan.

Adityanath being picked to head the government in UP, however, came as a surprise for many as several other names did the rounds among political circles. At one point the media reported that Union Minister Manoj Sinha was in contention for the top post.

Adityanath, who has often found himself in middle of controversies, owing to his ‘vitriolic’ statements against minorities, has many facets to his personality. Here are the five interesting facts about Yogi Adityanath:

# According to people close to him, Yogi Adityanath usually wakes up as early as 3 am in the morning, offers his prayers and practices Yoga. He goes to bed at 11 pm.

# The UP Chief Minister eats papaya, gram and daliya in the morning and, usually, consumes boiled vegetables with chapatis for lunch. For dinner, it is always two chapatis with boiled gram and green vegetables, the Hindustan Times reported.

# Before changing his name, Adityanath was known as Ajay Singh. He became the youngest member of 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26. In the five Private Members Bills he introduced in the last two sessions of Lok Sabha, he proposed the India should be renamed Hindustan, implementing the Uniform Civil Code and a countrywide ban on cow slaughter, among others.

# Before becoming chief minister, Yogi Adityanath used to hold his Junta Durbar from 9 am to 11 am everyday in Gorakhpur. He used to give letters of recommendation, known as ‘Maharaj ka chhithis’, for people who come seeking his help on a number of issues.

# He was groomed by his political mentor BJP MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who was also the Mahant of Gorakhnath temple before Yogi Adityanath. The five-time MP is also a science graduate from Uttarakhand.

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    Paul
    Mar 21, 2017 at 11:44 am
    He seems to be a good choice. Hope he will keep his tongue in control. Being a monk it should not too difficult. He needs to deliver what is needed by the people of his state.
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      MyTake
      Mar 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm
      [Adityanath, who has often found himself in middle of controversies, owing to his ‘vitriolic’ statements against minorities, has many facets to his personality. Here are the five interesting facts about Yogi Adityanath:]lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yogi Adityanath's rise should be seen as a rise against the insutionalisation of structural discrimination brought in by the sickular brigade against the common man of India!
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        ss
        Mar 21, 2017 at 11:50 am
        now india will be ruled by sanyasis , yogis, mullahs and pastors..wow....what an image we will have globally
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          ss
          Mar 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm
          pathetic that we have to depend on these yogis to rule us. surprised even the educated fools also supporting them
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            SriRam
            Mar 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm
            By including their name perhaps he meant DHARM KE THEKEDAR
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              SriRam
              Mar 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm
              In all BJP ruled states ( and also in the central govt) the cabinet has members who were members in previous Congress Govt. These people should not have been taken in the cabinet....
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                SriRam
                Mar 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm
                That dress was given to him by Maharaja of Khetri in May 1893 when Swami Vivekanad was leaving for Chicago conference
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                  SriRam
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm
                  Yes all type of people are there in all professions (these days politics is also a profession......more so when you are 5 times MP)........SITRON SE AAGE JAHAN AUR BHI HAI
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                    bharat
                    Mar 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                    swami vivekanada was asked by an english why don't you dress up like a gentleman.. to him swamiji replied in our country, character makes one a gentleman and not his make-up or robes
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                      William
                      Mar 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                      Because he is a Yogi he will always speaks the truth as CM of UP. No more dirty politics.
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                        George Cruz
                        Mar 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm
                        If one reads the five important points of his everyday life, the Yogi Adityanath follows simple life, humble, close to the god, and should be an exemplary to any human being. He has teachings of the RSS to treat everyone equal, be kind to everyone, live and let live, zero corruption, and no wonder he is liked by everyone in UP including the minorities. Don't be fooled by his saffron robe, Yogi Adityanath is a science graduate with Physics, Math, Chemistry as major subjects. Yogi Adityanath will provide a good governance and bring in the necessary development.
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                          K.Kasinath
                          Mar 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                          Yogi is the right man to head the biggest state to bring the state to normal condition in view of the prevailing situation
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                            Param
                            Mar 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm
                            well lets just say don't make generalizations - there is good and bad in all!
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                              Brijesh
                              Mar 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm
                              I am really thinking how have you contributed to build a good image for india.
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                                Menon
                                Mar 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm
                                If any state needed a Yogi to be the CM, it is UP after decades and decades of corrupt government.
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                                  Menon
                                  Mar 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm
                                  What is pathetic is, criticizing a person without giving them a chance. For starters, he is not corrupt.
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                                    saligrama
                                    Mar 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm
                                    I really hope he gives a good government
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                                      SS
                                      Mar 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm
                                      Yeah...Mayawati would have been a better choice for you...Or mulayam for that matter... Why forget lalu...All those really made you proud...BTW the largest scams happened under the nose of a economist Mr. Singh... How is that a food for thought for you... D*ckhead
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                                        Sri
                                        Mar 21, 2017 at 11:56 am
                                        The image of wise and clean politics with national interest foremost in their intent and mind, unlike the selfish politics done by the INC and all other regional parties till date
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                                          sharat Sharma
                                          Mar 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                                          Please don't add mullahs and Pastors to the list of yogis. Yogis is a peace loving person. Yes he has talked about islam radicals who are causing havoc all over the world. But he is very friendly with normal peace loving non Hindus including the Muslim person who has been working with him for many years. He has nothing but good things to say about Yogi. So Please stop bad mouthing about Hindus.
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