Yogi Adityanath, an Indian monk and Hindu nationalist politician is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He took charge at the office since 19 March 2017. He was recruited as the Chief Minister on 26 March 2017 after BJP won the 2017 State Assembly elections, wherein he was an important campaigner. He has been the significant Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh for 5 consecutive terms since 1998.
Yogi was the one who ordered the forming of ‘anti-romeo squads’. He imposed a blanket ban on cow-smuggling. Then he imposed a ban on tobacco, pan and gutka in government offices across the state and made the officials to dedicate 100 hours every year for the Swachh Bharat Mission. It has been learnt that more than 100 policemen were suspended by the Uttar Pradesh police.
During Yogi’s tenure as the MP of Gorakhpur since 1998, many places of the city were renamed which you probably didn’t know. It has been learnt that as many as seven places of the city were renamed. Urdu Bazar was renamed as Hindi Bazar. Ali Nagar was changed to Arya Nagar. Miya Nagar was named as Maya Nagar.
Islampur was renamed as Ishwarpur. Lahaladpur was renamed as Alahahdpur and Humayun Nagar was renamed as Hanuman Nagar. It’s because Yogi believes that these were the original names of these places before the Mughals changed them.
Earlier, Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government decided to propose to the Indian railways that Mughalsarai station to be renamed after Jan Sangh leader, Deendayal Upadhyaya. The Centre gave a green light to the proposal to rename the iconic Mughalsarai railway station near Varanasi to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station after the Jan Sangh leader who passed away in 1968. The proposal was given by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet so as to revive Upadhyaya’s legacy.
According to Wikipedia, The New York Times relayed analysts’ estimations of Yogi Adityanath as a prime candidate for Prime Minister of India in 2024, considering the fact that he “delivers on some fronts”.