As the name of Yogi Adityanath was announced as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, celebration began at his native village Panchur in district Pauri. Local people rushed to the home of Adityanath and played traditional drum in celebration of the news.

Yogi was earlier known as Ajay Mohan Bisht and he did his masters in Maths from HNB Garhwal University. The news has thrilled local people.  As a friend of the Bisht family, Chander Prakash Lakhera says, it is great news and we are overjoyed with the development.” 

Yogi’s father Anand Singh Bisht is flying tomorrow to Lucknow for attending the swearing in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh CM. Adityanath is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mut.  He left his native village in 1992 and was declared heir of Mahant Avaidyanath in 1994. 

A thrilled Shantanu Badola said, "Even in the recently concluded Uttarakhand Assembly elections, BJP used Yogi Adityanath for campaigning in his home district and other parts of Uttarakhand."