Bachelor Chief Ministers' Club Has a New Entrant in Yogi Adityanath Sunday March 19,2017
The club of bachelor chief ministers in the country has just expanded.
Priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath, 44, who was on Sunday March 19,2017 sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, now joins Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, (Uttarakhand), M L Khattar, 62 ,(Haryana), Sarbananda Sonowal, 54, (Assam) and 70-year-old BJD chief Naveen Patnaik (Odisha) in the league of singletons running state governments.
Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, is also the first male bachelor chief minister of the country's most populous state.
And by coincidence barring Patnaik and 62-year-old TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal,) all the chief ministers, who are unencumbered by a family, are from the BJP.