Lucknow: A big development has been seen in the politics of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. After resigning from Labor Minister Swami Prasad Maurya’s cabinet and the BJP, three other BJP MLAs from the state also quit the party. After resigning, Swami Prasad Maurya attacked the BJP fiercely in a conversation with the media and said that 10 to 12 more MLAs will leave the party now. Four-time BSP MLA and one-time BJP MLA Swami Prasad Maurya told the media that keep watching the forward edge and the forward blows. Now 10 to 12 more MLAs will resign from BJP. After that I will apprise the media about the whole situation in a day or two as to what I have to do next. Talking to reporters, Swami Prasad said that the treatment being done to farmers, Dalits and youth in the state is not tolerated. He further said that there was no hearing of my complaint. He said that he had also spoken to Sunil Bansal and Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.
At the same time, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has also given a big statement before the elections in UP. He said that in Uttar Pradesh, we are going to contest elections with the Samajwadi Party and other smaller parties. They further say that the resignation of Swami Prasad Maurya in UP is just the beginning, there will be more to come. 13 more MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party (SP). The people of Uttar Pradesh are in search of change. We will definitely see a change in the state.
Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya posted his resignation on Twitter on Tuesday. In his letter, he alleged negligence towards Dalits, farmers, small and medium businesses and unemployed youth by the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
Minutes after Swami Prasad Maurya resigned on social media, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a picture with the leader and welcomed him into the party.
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya warned Swami Prasad Maurya against taking hasty decisions. He tweeted, ‘I do not know the reasons for which Swami Prasad Maurya has resigned, but I appeal to him to sit and talk, hasty decisions often prove to be wrong.’
Three more MLAs who resigned
These include Brajesh Prajapati, MLA from Tindwari assembly of Banda district, Roshanlal Verma, MLA from Tilhar seat of Shahjahanpur and Bhagwati Sagar, MLA from Bilhaur in Kanpur. Like Swami Prasad Maurya, Roshan Lal Verma has also decided to join the Samajwadi Party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held in February and March this year. Roshan Lal Verma said, ‘The complaints made for five years were not heard, due to which this decision had to be taken.’
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 5:39 p.m.