Yogi Adityanath is currently serving his fifth term as a Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath has been winning the Gorakhpur seat in UP since 1998; at 26, he was the youngest MP in the 12th Lok Sabha.
He is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a social, cultural and nationalist outfit.
Adityanath is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a temple in Gorakhpur. Adityanath is the successor to former Hindu Mahasabha president Mahant Avaidyanath at the Gorakhnath temple.
Adityanath's original name was Ajay Singh Bisht. He holds a degree in BSc Maths from HNB Garhwal University.
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