Dara Singh Chauhan, Forest Minister in the Yogi government and MLA from Madhuban seat of Mau, said that he is resigning due to the government’s neglect towards backwards, farmers and unemployed youth. On the other hand, a Sultanpur court has issued a warrant of arrest against Swami Prasad Maurya, who left the party earlier, in a seven-year-old case.
Lucknow/Sultanpur: In the Uttar Pradesh government, Forest, Environment and Animal Horticulture Minister Dara Singh Chauhan resigned from the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
Chouhan, MLA from Madhuban seat of Mau, said that he is resigning due to the government’s neglect towards backwards, dalits, farmers and unemployed youth.
BJP formed govt with the support of Dalits, backward communities…but didn’t serve them well, which is why I resigned… Next step would be to hold discussions with my society people and then take a call for future course of action: BJP leader Dara Singh Chauhan on resignation pic.twitter.com/t9Ma3vSHpM
– ANI UP / Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 12, 2022
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav said That Chouhan is welcome in his party.
SP President Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, ‘Heartfelt welcome and greetings to Shri Dara Singh Chouhan ji, a relentless fighter of social justice struggle! SP and its allies will unite and take forward the movement of equality and equality… will eliminate discrimination! This is our collective resolve! Respect everyone ~ space for everyone!’
Although Chouhan has not yet clarified which party he will join, there is speculation that he may also join the SP along with Swami Prasad Maurya.
Dara Singh Chouhan is the second minister to resign from the Yogi Adityanath-led government in the last twenty-four hours. A day before this, on Tuesday, Minister Swami Prasad Maurya had resigned and there is speculation that he too will join the SP.
After his resignation, MLA from Banda’s Tindwari Brijesh Prajapati and Tilhar MLA Roshan Lal Verma also left the BJP.
After resigning, Chouhan told reporters that he worked in the BJP government with full dedication and dedication, but certainly in five years OBC, Dalit, deprived, unemployed youth could not get justice and being hurt by this, he Has resigned from the government.
He said, ‘The poor, backward, Dalit society which formed the majority government, that society did not get anything and being hurt by this, I have resigned.’
Chouhan said, ‘I kept giving information to the party high command and talking to them continuously for five years, but my words were ignored because I used to talk about backwards, Dalits.’
In a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel, he said, ‘As the Minister of Forest, Environment and Zoological Gardens in the cabinet of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, I worked wholeheartedly for the betterment of my department, but the backward, deprived, dalits, farmers and unemployed. I resign from the Uttar Pradesh cabinet, being hurt by the grossly neglectful attitude of the government towards the youth and playing with the reservation of backwards and dalits.
It hurts if any member of the family goes astray, I would only urge the respected gentlemen that they will be harmed by riding on a sinking boat.
Big brother Shri Dara Singh ji, you should reconsider your decision.
— Keshav Prasad Maurya (@kpmaurya1) January 12, 2022
State Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted after the resignation of Dara Singh DidIt hurts if a member of the family goes astray. All I would urge to the respected dignitaries who are leaving is that their loss will be their own by boarding a sinking boat. Big brother Shri Dara Singh ji, you should reconsider your decision.
The arrow fired from the command never comes back: Swami Prasad Maurya
On Tuesday, the Deputy Chief Minister also asked Swami Prasad Maurya to reconsider his decision. said Was. However, Maurya on Wednesday refused to return to the BJP, claiming that the ruling party in the state has been rocked after his resignation as a minister.
When asked about the possibility of a return to the BJP, Maurya said, “After my resignation, I got calls from dozens of leaders but now it has no meaning, so I am not talking to anyone.” The arrow fired from the command never comes back.
He claimed that there was an earthquake in the BJP after his resignation. He said, ‘Earlier, those who did not talk directly to the ministers, today they are seen performing their aarti. Today every MLA, MP and minister is under siege. The MLAs whose tickets were about to be cut, their tickets are going to be saved by my resignation, but despite this, their government is not going to survive.
Maurya indicated to join the SP on January 14. On the question of who else will join the SP with him, he said, ‘Everything will be clear on January 14.’
Taking a jibe at the BJP, Maurya said, “Today they have come to know about their status and they have also realized what kind of power Swami Prasad Maurya is. If it had been realized earlier, then neither their arbitrariness would have gone on, nor the Dalits and backwards would have been ignored nor they would have played with the interests of the public by being fanatical. People who think of Uttar Pradesh as a pasture should be careful. If Uttar Pradesh invites someone, it also fares him with respect.
When asked about the next step of her daughter and BJP MP Sanghamitra Maurya, Maurya said she would take her own decision.
Attacking the BJP leadership, he said that for the entire five years, he kept raising the issues of Dalits, Backward and other deprived classes, but the BJP government kept sleeping on Kumbhakarna.
To a question whether BJP has engaged Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on a campaign to bring him back in the party, Maurya said that ‘Keshav is his younger brother but he himself is also spending time in BJP by becoming a poor person’.
Arrest warrant issued in seven year old case
Meanwhile, a day after Maurya’s resignation as a minister, a local court in Sultanpur has issued an arrest warrant against him in a seven-year-old case for making objectionable remarks on deities.
Meanwhile, a day after he resigned as the minister, a court in Sultanpur on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Maurya for making objectionable remarks on deities.
Prosecution advocate Anil Tiwari said that in the year 2014, a warrant of arrest was issued against Maurya in the year 2016 for making objectionable remarks on deities, but Maurya obtained a stay order from the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. Had taken.
He told that Swami Prasad Maurya was to appear in the court on Wednesday, January 12, after the completion of the period of six months, but due to his non-appearance, the court of Judge Yogesh Kumar Yadav issued an arrest warrant against him. The next hearing of the case will be on January 24.
Swami Prasad Maurya, 68, who belongs to the Maurya community of Other Backward Classes and is considered an influential leader of the class, is considered to be dominant in many areas of Purvanchal.
He is originally from Chakbad village of Pratapgarh district. He actively entered politics in 1980 and was recognized as the leader of the Lok Dal. Later, after the formation of the Janata Dal, he was the general secretary of the Janata Dal in Uttar Pradesh from 1991 to 1995. After this he joined the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Maurya was first elected a member of the Legislative Assembly from Dalmau (Rae Bareli) region on a BSP ticket in 1996 and became the Khadi and Village Industries Minister in 1997 in the Mayawati-led BJP-BSP coalition government.
Maurya became the leader of the BSP Legislature Party in 2001. In the 2002 assembly elections, he was elected MLA for the second time on a BSP ticket. Mayawati made him a member of the Legislative Council in 2007 and he became the Revenue Minister in the BSP government. Maurya has also been the state president of BSP.
BSP made Maurya a candidate in the 2009 by-election to the Padrauna (Kushinagar) assembly seat and on winning the election gave him the post of Minister of Panchayati Raj. In 2012, Maurya again won the elections from Padrauna and the BSP made him the leader of the party in the assembly.
On June 22, 2016, in a sudden press conference, Maurya made serious allegations against BSP chief Mayawati and announced to leave the BSP and joined the BJP.
In 2017, he was elected from the Padrauna assembly seat for the fifth time on a BJP ticket and was made Minister of Labor and Employment in Yogi Adityanath’s government.
(with input from news agency language)
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