Twitter Takes Jibes at the Yogi Adityanath Birthday, calls its UP Berozgar Diwas

June 5 is the birthday of Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh

June 5 is the birthday of Yogi Adityanath, the CM of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Here are some fewer known facts about the Yogi Chief Minister:

  1. Yogi Adityanath was born as Ajay Mohan Bisht on 5 June 1972, in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. He was the second born in the family, among four brothers and three sisters.
  3. He completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
  4. He left his home around the 1990s to join the Ayodhya Ram temple movement.
  5. Adityanath renounced his family in 1993 at the age of 21 and became a disciple of Mahant Avaidyanath, the then high priest of Gorakhnath Math.
  6. Yogi Adityanath was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26.
  7. He has been elected to the Parliament from Gorakhpur for five consecutive terms (in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections)
  8. Adityanath’s attendance in Lok Sabha was 77% and he has asked 284 questions, participated in 56 debates and introduced three private member Bills in the 16th Lok Sabha.
  9. Yogi Adityanath has had strained relations with the BJP for more than a decade.
  10. He often derided and undermined the BJP, criticising its dilution of the Hindutva ideology.
  11. On 3 January 2016, a day after the terrorist attack on an Indian air force base in Pathankot allegedly by Pakistani terrorists, Adityanath compared Pakistan to Satan.
  12. Adityanath had praised then US President Donald Trump‘s decision to enact a ban on citizens from 7 Muslim-majority countries entering the United States and had called for India to adopt similar policies to tackle terrorism.

Unemployment in Uttar Pradesh under Ajay Mohan Bisht

According to a 2020 report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), Uttar Pradesh’s unemployment rate increased 11.4 percentage points, rising to 21.5% in Apr 2020, according to a survey conducted by the CMIE. Over a longer time period, unemployment has moved from 2.1% in Jul 2017 to its current rate.

Twitter Takes Jibes at the Yogi Adityanath Birthday, calls its UP Berozgar Diwas

Unemployment in Uttar Pradesh was less than the national rate of 23.5%. Nationwide, unemployment was highest in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Bihar at 49.8%, 47.1%, and 46.6% respectively. It was lowest in Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana at 2.9%, 3.4%, and 6.2% respectively.

There are a few frequently updated government metrics for tracking jobs in India, particularly in the informal sector. As a consequence, high-frequency indicators like the CMIE Unemployment Survey tend to be used as a proxy for evaluating the health of the labor market. The survey has a sample size of 43,600 households per month that are well distributed geographically, and across urban and rural areas.

Indian Twitter Users Mocked UP CM’s Birthday as #UP_Berozgar_Diwas

Users of the micro-blogging site on June 5 this year, appeared to be taking jibes at the UP-Chief Minister and the BJP government in the state by dubbing the day as the Unemployment Day of Uttar Pradesh. Users wrote:

The hashtag #यूपी_बेरोजगार_दिवस (#UP_Berozgar_Diwas) has garnered 240,000 tweets as of now and the tweets and retweets are flowing in as the day progresses.

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