Adityanath is the intended successor of Avedyanath. the current mahant or head priest of theGorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini,a social, cultural and nationalist group of youth who seeks to provide rightist Hindu platform.
Adityanath was the youngest legislator in the 12th Lok Sabha at 26. The young yogi is the successor to former Hindu Maha Sabha president Mahant Avaidyanath at the Gorakhpur temple and is at the forefront of the Hindutva agenda. Education: B.Sc (Maths) from Garhwal University ...Pet projects: Education and cow sheds. His office proudly claims that the MP started 18 educational institutions including a polytechnic; and Gorakhpur has 15 cow sheds. ..His office claims he checked smuggling of beef from his constituency to Bangladesh. Adityanath who became the youngest legislator in the 12 th Lok Sabha at 26 ( 1998) and got reelected twice after that has helped change the situation in and around Gorakhpur in a qualitative manner. For several years, Adityanath has been active in converting other religious groups such as low-caste converts to Christianity, )back to Hinduism. In 2005, more than 5,000 people were converted in the town of Etah in... Read More