For the last 25 or 26 years, Yogi Adityanath’s sister has not been able to tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on the wrist of her brother. And though this fact pains her heart, Shashi is happy that her brother is serving the society.
Yet his family resides in the same village and even though Yogi Adityanath is now the Chief Minister of the country’s most populous state, there has been no change in their lives.
Shashi, Yogi Adityanath’s sister, lives in Uttarakhand and runs a small dhaba. NDTV
Everyone in the family is happy and content with their lives, and do not have any special expectations for themselves from the CM.
Shashi at her dhaba. YouTube
She said that all she wants, and wishes for, is that her brother continues to work for the welfare of the people and make a name for himself.
The small dhaba. YouTube
She says that she now sends the Raksha Bandhan thread to the New Delhi address of her brother and hopes that it reaches him.
As a monk, Yogi Adityanath had to renounce his family. The family says that ever since Yogi Adityanath adopted the life of a monk, he stayed away from them and they had to learn to stay away from him.
When asked why the family never felt the need to move to Delhi, his younger brother said in an interview to ABP that the family believes that if everyone leaves the hills there will be no one left to care about the lands. He said that staying in the village and making it better is what they try to do.
A file photo of Yogi Adityanath with his family. The CM has never extended any privileges to his family. AmarUjala
Yogi Adityanath, on his part, too, does not extend any special privileges to his family. This is exactly the manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi treats his own family.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi,BJP National President Amit Shah at oath taking ceremony of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav
No member of the Prime Minister’s family has benefitted from him. They are simply happy with the fact PM Modi is serving the society.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his mother only sometimes when he visits Gujarat. Twitter
Yet his brothers, his cousins and their families are proud of his achievements but never use their familial link with the PM for anything.
And PM Modi, too, maintains a distance from his family members. Unlike many of the previous prime ministers, none of the family members, not even the PM’s mother, stays with him.