One week after the Bharatiya Janata Party pulled of its greatest triumph in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP picked the most polarizing figure in the state to be chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.
The choice was made after a meeting of recently chose BJP law makers in Lucknow, with Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in participation. BJP’s Suresh Khanna proposed Adityanath’s name.
Adityanath, born Ajay Singh Bisht, is a five time Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur in eastern UP and he is the head priest of the Gorakhnath temple. Adityanath, 44, was 26-years of age when he first turned into a lawmaker in 1998.
Adityanath, who hails from Uttarakhand, was one of the star campaigners for the BJP amid the 2017 Assembly polls. He oftentimes made remarks to enrapture Hindus against Muslims including “if SP wins then there will be Karbala and Kabristan.”
Adityanath has established a group called the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a right-wing group situated in Gorakhpur, which is devoted to spreading the message of Hindu superiority.