Meet Yogi Adityanath’s sister who sells food and flowers near a temple

Meet Yogi Adityanath's sister who sells food and flowers near a temple
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Yogi Adityanath is the CM of Uttar Pradesh and also called ‘The most powerful CM of India.’

There has been a lot of talk about nepotism in India. This topic doesn’t just align with movies and the film industry but even politics as well.

BJP and PM Narendra Modi have made this an issue. Ina statement PM Modi said, “Congress nationalism has been suppressed by nepotism. Due to dynasticism, Congress is unable to see nationalism. This is the reason that Congress is faltering today and breathing its last.”

BJP claims that there is no nepotism in their party and that everybody gets a seat through hard work.

Yogi Adityanath is an example of that. His sister Sashi Devi lives a very ordinary life.

She is setting an example for all of the families and relatives of bigshots. She earns a living out of her own business of making tea and selling flowers.

Sashi Devi has two flower shops near temples and a tea shop wherein she makes food and gives prashad for the devotees.

She belongs to the beautiful-holy city of Rishikesh, Uttrakhand.

The place is 30 Kms from Panchur village, where Yogi was born and brought up. Mother of a son and 2 daughters, Shashi is 6 years elder to Yogi, and eldest among all her siblings. Yogi also has 3 brothers – 1 is in the army, 1 is a journalist, and 1 is a transporter. Once known as Ajay Bisht, Yogi is the 2nd eldest of them all.

A B. Sc. in Mathematics, Ajay became Yogi in 1994, at the age of 22. His father Anand Bisht – a retired forest ranger, still lives in Paurhi Garhwal. In 1991, Yogi joined the ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ movement as a student leader of RSS affiliate student organization ABVP, while Shashi got married. When she heard about her brother becoming ‘sanyasi’, for some time she used to look for her brother, in every saint, who came to the village.

Though the CM doesn’t get to meet or talk to her much, he always meets her every time he goes to Rishikesh. He met her last in February of this year when he went there to offer his prayers.

When asked Sashi said she and her husband Pooran Singh Payal wish Yogi nothing but the best and they hope he becomes the Prime Minister of India someday.

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