Maurya is a dominant Kushwaha chief from east UP and had joined BJP earlier than the 2017 meeting elections. He is 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, house minister Amit Shah had known as a number of leaders, together with Maurya, whom the social gathering thought had been sad and certain to swap loyalties. At that point, the management acquired an impression that issues had been higher. Maurya was given quite a lot of significance and was a part of the core election staff of UP and took part in all essential conferences concerning state elections.
On Tuesday, all the BJP UP management was in Delhi to focus on the candidates for the primary two phases of the election. Maurya’s resignation was additionally mentioned in the course of the assembly. BJP leaders are avoiding making any touch upon Maurya’s resignation. Sources advised ET that the BJP central management instructed state leaders to discuss to social gathering leaders and MLAs and persuade them to keep inside the social gathering fold.
Dinesh Sharma, UP deputy CM, known as Maurya and spoke to him over cellphone. Keshav Maurya, deputy CM, state president Swatantra Dev Singh and state common secretary Sunil Bansal have been tasked to discuss to all these leaders who’re probably to depart the social gathering within the coming days.
Keshav Maurya even tweeted that Swami Prasad Maurya ought to rethink his determination. Several social gathering leaders began attacking Swami Prasad Maurya on Twitter. Some leaders had been requested by the management not to escalate issues because the social gathering was open to dialogue. BJP nationwide spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia had to delete his tweet criticising Swami Prasad Maurya.
Sources advised 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 Party.