Swami Prasad Maurya, who stop the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh and is ready to exit the BJP, now faces arrest over a hate speech he allegedly made in 2014. A warrant for his arrest has been put out in Sultanpur only a day after his resignation.
Mr Maurya had reportedly been requested to seem earlier than the court docket within the case at present however he didn’t present up. He has now been requested to seem earlier than a court docket on January 24 in a case of inciting non secular hate. He was in Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) on the time.
“Goddess Gauri or Lord Ganesha shouldn’t be worshipped throughout weddings. It’s a conspiracy by higher caste-dominated system to mislead and enslave Dalits and backward castes,” Mr Maurya had mentioned at a gathering.
An earlier warrant for his arrest was placed on maintain by the Allahabad Excessive Court docket in 2016. Since then there have been many hearings within the case.
On January 6, a Sultanpur court docket had requested him to seem at present. When he didn’t, the court docket renewed his warrant.
Mr Maurya, a strong backward caste chief, has delivered an enormous blow to the BJP by quitting simply earlier than the Uttar Pradesh election. He has additionally threatened to take extra ministers and MLAs with him; 5 have already resigned.
“My transfer has induced a bhuchaal (earthquake) within the BJP,” he bragged this morning in an interview to NDTV.
“I’ve solely stop as a minister. I’ll stop the BJP quickly. For now, I’m not becoming a member of the Samajwadi Occasion,” Mr Maurya mentioned, teasing an enormous reveal on Friday.
“I’ve rejected the BJP… there isn’t a query of going again,” he declared.
Mr Maurya had met with Union Residence Minister Amit Shah two months in the past, reportedly to complain about Yogi Adityanath’s type of working. However nothing was finished, these leaders say.