Watch: Who is Yogi Adityanath

Hyderabad: Mahant Yogi Adityanath (born Ajay Singh Bisht; 5 June 1972) is an Indian priest and politician.

He is the current Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Prior to this, he has been a Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms since 1998.

Adityanath is also the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of his spiritual “father,” Mahant Avaidyanath in September 2014.

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