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To Yogi Or Not? Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Name Has Caused Much Confusion

The curious case of changing name.

29/03/2017 4:19 PM IST | Updated 29/03/2017 4:44 PM IST
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The nameplate outside the UP chief minister's house.

It seems the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has given sleepless nights to the maker of the nameplate that hangs outside his 5 Kalidas Marg residence.

In the last ten days since he took oath as the chief minister, the nameplate has changed thrice, according to reports.

First it was Yogi Adityanath, the name he is being referred to in the media. Then it became Aditya Nath Yogi. And just before he entered the house, it changed to Yogi Aditya Nath.

Before he was sworn in, but announced as the chief minister of the state, the name plate read: Yogi Adityanath, with 'Yogi' written in smaller fonts than the rest, reports Hindustan Times.

However, the whole confusion began when, at the swearing-in ceremony he called himself Aditya Nath Yogi.

But there was no end to the confusion. His names were different in different places. On Twitter, his handle is myogiadityanath. His Facebook account says Yogi Adityanath. Some press notes from the information department referred to him as Aditya Nath Yogi, others as Yogi Aditya Nath. Meanwhile, he has mentioned his name as Adityanath in all the elections affidavits, without using Yogi. There was no way to tell what's his real name.

"It was the chief minister who earlier took oath as Aditya Nath Yogi and the name plate was put up accordingly. Now he has asked for the change and the same has been done," an official told Deccan Chronicle.

The five-time MP from Gorakhpur, who was sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, stayed at the VVIP Guest House and decided to enter the bungalow only after conducting prayers and purification rituals like 'Yagna'.

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