Dr. Mukesh Verma, BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has resigned from the party just ahead of the 2022 Assembly Elections. Verma has followed his leader, former minister Swami Prasad Maurya who left BJP to join Samajwadi Party.
In his resignation letter, Verma said that BJP has ignored Dalits, OBCs, and minorities in the past five years, and thus, he has decided to call it quits from the party.
In his resignation letter, while explaining his reasons for leaving the party, he said that the government has ignored the demands of the Small and Medium sectors.
He added that Swami Prasad Maurya is his leader and that he is with him!
Here is the MLAs resignation letter in Hindi:
Just a day ago, BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from the cabinet. Maurya, who resigned as a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government the day before, said on Wednesday that he will join the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) on January 14 i.e. Friday.
“I will be joining the Samajwadi Party on 14th January. I have not received calls from any small or big politician. If they were cautious on time and worked on public issues, the BJP would not have to face this,” Maurya was quoted by ANI on its official Twitter handle.
BJP is facing a mini exodus from the party as Verma joins other BJP leaders to have left the party.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met the leaders of allied parties to discuss the formula for seat distribution. The meeting took place in Lucknow on Wednesday.