Garhwal division’s Pauri district has come in the news for all good reasons as it has given two new Chief Ministers in two days namely Trivendra Singh Rawat Uttarakhand CM and Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh CM. Uttarakhand has witnessed nine CMs in the past 16 years, four of which belong to Pauri district including Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Vijay Bahuguna and now Trivendra Singh Rawat. Since the formation of Uttarakhand, Pauri Garhwal district has given the maximum number of Chief Ministers to the state. Also, some of the country’s honourable personalities like Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and RAW head Anil Dhasmana hail from Pauri district.
Yogi Adityanath who has been crowned as the Chief Minister of UP has his roots in Panchur village of Pauri Garhwal district. While Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat hails from a tiny hamlet Khairsain cocooned in the same district. Commanding a massive three-fourths majority in their respective state assemblies, these two newly appointed CMs hailing from the Pauri Garhwal district also share another similarity i.e. they both are bachelors.
Adityanath born as Ajay Singh Bisht in 1972 at Panchur village had been consequently representing the Gorakhpur seat of UP in the Lok Sabha since 1998. He completed his graduation from a government college in Kotdwar before coming to Rishikesh for post-graduation, where he met the Chief of Gorakshpeeth Mahant Avaidyanath and become his disciple. Yogi Adityanath had last visited his parents in Panchur village when he came to campaign for BJP leader Satpal Maharaj who contested from the Chaubatakhal constituency.