Maurya is a dominant Kushwaha chief from east UP and had joined BJP earlier than the 2017 assembly elections. He’s a five-time MLA and was minister since 2002 and chief of the opposition in 2012. Leaders like Maurya had helped the BJP get the OBC votes throughout totally different areas.
Two months in the past, dwelling minister Amit Shah had referred to as a number of leaders, together with Maurya, whom the get together thought had been sad and prone to swap loyalties. At the moment, the management bought an impression that issues had been higher. Maurya was given numerous significance and was a part of the core election crew of UP and took part in all essential conferences relating to state elections.
On Tuesday, all the BJP UP management was in Delhi to debate the candidates for the primary two phases of the election. Maurya’s resignation was additionally mentioned throughout the assembly. BJP leaders are avoiding making any touch upon Maurya’s resignation. Sources instructed ET that the BJP central management instructed state leaders to speak to get together leaders and MLAs and persuade them to remain throughout the get together fold.
Dinesh Sharma, UP deputy CM, referred to as Maurya and spoke to him over cellphone. Keshav Maurya, deputy CM, state president Swatantra Dev Singh and state basic secretary Sunil Bansal have been tasked to speak to all these leaders who’re prone to go away the get together within the coming days.
Keshav Maurya even tweeted that Swami Prasad Maurya ought to rethink his choice. A number of get together leaders began attacking Swami Prasad Maurya on Twitter. Some leaders had been requested by the management to not escalate issues because the get together was open to dialogue. BJP nationwide spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia needed to delete his tweet criticising Swami Prasad Maurya.
Sources instructed ET that Maurya will contest from his Padrauna seat in Kushinagar whereas he’ll get the close by Fazilnagar seat for his son in Samajwadi Occasion.