From 2009, he started celebrating Diwali with Vantangian families. They reach here every time with a gift for the children.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Tilak on the forehead, Gerua on the body, this identity of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in front of the whole country. But Yogi Adityanath has another identity, which is hardly known. This is the identity of Baba with Toffee. The children of Vantangian village of Gorakhpur have given them this name. Yogi Adityanath has been celebrating Diwali since 2009 along with the people of Vantangian village. Even after becoming the Chief Minister of UP in 2017, he has maintained this tradition. Every year on Diwali, they arrive with gifts of sweets, toffee, copy book and fireworks for the children of this village.
In the year 1918, the British settled poor landless and laborers in the forest for planting and maintaining Sakhu plants. In this way, five settlements were formed in Tinconia, Rajahi Khale Tola, Rajahi Nursery, Ambagh Nursery and Chilbilwa in the Kusamhi forest of Gorakhpur district.
Yogi took care of Vanatangis
The leg of the Varma country was used to settle the forest of Sakhu. Therefore, the people settled in its forests are called Vantangia. After independence, when trees began to be cut from the forest, the land also started to become empty. After this, the forest department planned to evict the forest dwellers from the forest, but these people remained adamant. Violent clashes also took place between the forest department and the people living here, but the strictness of the forest department continued. When Yogi Adityanath became MP from here in the year 1998, he took care of the situation of the Vantangis.
From 2009, he started celebrating Diwali with Vantangian families. They reach here every time with a gift for the children. That is why the children of these villages also call Yogi Adityanath as Baba with toffee. In the year 2017, when Yogi Adityanath became the CM of the state, Vantangia villages were given the status of revenue villages.
Yogi’s debut in Gorakhpur’s politics
In the year 1998, the BJP gave the slogan of Bari, Atal Bihari, all over the country. In Gorakhpur too, a man was waiting for his turn. Ajay Bisht who was a monk before becoming a monk. Leaving his studies incomplete, he came to his mentor Mahant Avaidyanath. In 1994, Ajay Bisht had become Yogi Adityanath and he had become the successor of Gorakhpur Math.
In 1998, Yogi Adityanath contests the Lok Sabha elections and he won. After this, he won Parliament from here till 2014 and when the Bharatiya Janata Party got an unprecedented majority in the largest state of the country in 2017, the throne was handed over to Mahant Adityanath.
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