Lucknow: BJP continues to suffer setbacks in Uttar Pradesh, now AYUSH Minister Dharam Singh Saini resigned from the Yogi cabinet on Thursday. The Dalit leader, a four-time MLA from Nakur assembly, sent his resignation to the UP governor, after which Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a photo with Saini.
Dharam Singh Saini has become the third minister after Dara Singh Chouhan and Swami Prasad Maurya to resign from the Yogi cabinet just before the elections.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “With the arrival of Dr. Dharam Singh Saini ji, another warrior of social justice, our ‘positive and progressive politics’ has got more enthusiasm and strength. Hearty welcome and greetings to him in SP! In twenty-two, the victory of inclusiveness-harmony is certain!
Nine BJP MLAs from UP have resigned from the party since the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Interestingly, Dharam Singh Saini’s resignation also comes at a time when the BJP Central Election Committee is in the process of finalizing the list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh elections.
When Maurya left the party, Saini said that he was aware that his name was there in the list of MLAs presented by Maurya and claimed that these MLAs would leave the BJP, but said he would not leave the party.
Meanwhile, the exodus of MLAs from BJP continues with the resignation of Mukesh Verma, Vinay Shakya, Roshan Lal Verma, Brajesh Prajapati, Bhagwati Sagar, Dara Singh Chauhan, Avtar Singh Bhadana.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 3:37 p.m.