Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
Lucknow: Swami Prasad Maurya on Friday resigned from the membership of Uttar Pradesh State Assembly to which he was elected in 2012 from Patrauna constituency in Kushinagar district.
Maurya, who was leader of the opposition in the House, had earlier resigned from the Bahujan Samaj Party charging the party head with ‘selling party tickets’.
The BSP was a largest party in the assembly after the ruling Samajwadi Party.
It may be recalled that the BSP had written to the speaker to disqualify him under the anti-defection law. The speaker had fixed August 31 as a date of hearing the petition. The date was extended because he had failed to appear on the first day of the hearing (Monday).
After resigning, he had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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