The club of bachelor chief ministers in the country has just expanded, with the new addition being priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath, 44, who was today sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The UP CM now joins Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, (Uttarakhand), ML 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.
MOST NOTABLE BACHELOR
Undoubtedly the most notable among all unmarried public figures was Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a scientist who served as the country’s 11th President. He died at the age of 83 in 2015.
Best known as the ‘Missile Man of India’, Dr Kalam’s affection for space science overstepped the desire of walking on the marital landscape