Chandnath in Parliament in 2015
|Member of the India Parliament|
1 September 2014 – 17 September 2017
|Preceded by||Jitendra Singh|
|Succeeded by||Karan Singh Yadav|
21 June 1956|
17 September 2017 (aged 61)|
New Delhi, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence||Rohtak, Haryana, India|
|Alma mater||Hindu College|
Mahant Chandnath (21 June 1956 – 17 September 2017) was an Indian politician and religious leader. He represented the Alwar Seat in the Parliament of India and was also the head of the Nath sect of Hinduism.
Chandnath was the Chancellor of the Mastnath University. He is also the chief of the Nath sect of Hinduism. On 29 July 2016, he declared Mahant Balaknath as his successor in a ceremony which was attended by Yogi Adityanath and Baba Ramdev.
In the 2004 Indian Parliamentary election, Chandnath fought for the Alwar seat on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. But he was defeated by Karan Singh Yadav who belonged to the Indian National Congress.
For the 2004 Rajasthan by election, Chandnath was given a ticket to contest the Behror seat. For the election, the party state president Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi and chief minister Vasundhara Raje held election rallies in his constituency. In the election, he emerged victorious by defeating a party rebel Jaswant Singh Yadav by a margin of 13 thousand votes.
In the 2014 Indian Parliamentary election, Chandnath declared assets worth 2 lakh rupees ($3100). In the election, his opponent was Jitendra Singh of the Congress. He won the election and hence became a member of the parliament.
During the 2004 election, there was a pending murder charge against Chandnath. During the 2014 Indian Lok Sabha election, a video became viral in the internet where allegedly yoga guru Baba Ramdev asked him to refrain from speaking about the issue of black money before the media.
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| Member of Parliament
2014 – 2017
Karan Singh Yadav