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Swami Prasad Maurya quits BJP, joins Samajwadi Party

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Ground Report | New Delhi: Swami Prasad Maurya; After resigning from the BJP, the senior leader of BJP and Cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya reached the Raj Bhavan with the resignation of Swami Prasad Maurya, who joined the Samajwadi Party.  Maurya, in his resignation letter addressed to Governor Anandiben Patel, said that he was troubled by the marginalization of Dalits and weaker sections of the society. His daughter Sanghamitra Maurya is a BJP MP from Badaun.

Sources close to Maurya said that the leader is expected to join the Samajwadi Party. Also, welcoming the leader, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said, “Heartfelt welcome and greetings to the popular leader Shri Swami Prasad Maurya ji who fought for social justice and equality and all the other leaders, workers and supporters who came with him in the SP. There will be a revolution of social justice. There will be a change in 2022.

He told that the resignation has been sent by email, but he has come to the Raj Bhavan with a hard copy. Roshan Lal Verma told that their leader is Swami Prasad Maurya and he will also take some decision soon.

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In his letter to the Governor, He has said that he is resigning from the government due to his neglectful attitude towards Dalits, farmers, backward, unemployed as well as small and medium-scale traders. Swami Prasad Maurya has been an MLA for five times. Before BJP, he was in Bahujan Samaj Party. In the year 2016, he joined the BJP. His daughter Sanghamitra Maurya is a BJP MP from Badaun.

Maurya, once one of the senior-most leaders of the Bahujan Samaj Party, had joined the BJP just before the 2017 assembly elections. His resignation and the possibility of him joining the Samajwadi Party is a major setback for the BJP as he is popular in his community.

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He won the Padrauna seat on a BJP ticket in 2017 and was made the Labor Minister. Sources close to Swami Prasad Maurya said that Sanghamitra Maurya will remain in the BJP “for the time being”.

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