Adityanath Yogi (born 5 June 1972) is an Indian religious leader and politician. He is the Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur (Lok Sabha Constituency), elected in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket with a landslide margin 1.5 Lakh votes. Adityanath is the intended successor of Avedyanath. the current mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur. He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a radical group seeking to provide a more rightist Hindu platform compared to the mainstream Bharatiya Janata Party to which he belongs. Adityanath has been viewed as a successor to the Gujarat politician Narendra Modi. For several years, Adityanath has been active in converting other religious groups (particularly the low-caste converts of Christianity) back into the folds of Hinduism. In 2005, a large group of 1800 people
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