Born in 1954 on January 2, Swami Prasad Maurya represents the Padrauna constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Just a month ahead of the crucial 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Maurya joined the Samajwadi Party on January 14 after he resigned from the BJP led UP cabinet on January 11. However, he lost in the Assembly elections. The leader quit BSP in 2016 after a long stint internally in the party. A row broke out between Maurya and BSP chief Mayawati in a press conference on the same day after she thanked Maurya for doing courtesy on the party for leaving on his own, otherwise, he was about to be expelled for promoting dynastic politics within BSP. A few months later, Maurya announced the formation of his organizational unit called Loktantrik Bahujan Manch. He had been a Member of the legislative assembly for 5 terms, leader of the house, and leader of the opposition. He served as the Cabinet Minister for Labour, Employment, and Co-ordination under the Yogi Adityanath- led UP ministry. Ahead of the 2022 polls in Uttar Pradesh, Maurya resigned from his post of the cabinet minister of the Yogi Adityanath ministry and as well as from BJP just a month before the assembly elections. He said that BJP has done injustice to almost all sections of society. He then joined Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party.read more
Nine of the elected candidates were from the BJP and four from the Samajwadi Party. They included Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and former state minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who had quit the BJP and joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the UP Assembly polls.
Swami Prasad Maurya, who had quit the Yogi Adityanath cabinet and joined the Samajwadi Party just ahead of the recent Assembly polls in the state, denied that the man had been working for him.
Fazilnagar Election Result: Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya loses to BJP's Surendra Kumar Kushwaha.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav condemned the alleged attack on pMaurya and said that they will counter this by reducing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to "zero" in the next phase of the assembly polls.
Swami Prasad Maurya had joined the BJP before the 2017 assembly polls after leaving the BSP. He is a sitting MLA from Padrauna. He quit the BJP recently and joined the Samajwadi Party.
Earlier, during the same conclave, Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that BJP tries to Ayodhya's Ram Mandir is only for people of a 'particular' group.
Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that BJP tries to Ayodhya's Ram Mandir is only for people of a 'particular' group from the Hindu community.
UP Polls 2022: Senior Congress leader RPN Singh will join the BJP in Delhi today. He may contest Assembly polls against Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya from Padrauna seat in Kushinagar.
Samajwadi Party (SP) released the list of 159 candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022, however, the first list didn't mention Swami Prasad Maurya's son Utkrisht Maurya.
The resignation of state Labour Minister Swami Prasad Maurya has come as a jolt to the ruling BJP in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Swami Prasad Maurya has been accused of stoking communal feelings when he was in the BSP, seven years ago. Maurya has been asked to appear in court on January 24.
Swami Prasad Maurya earlier in the day resigned Labour and Employment Minister in the Yogi government, just a month ahead of high stakes assembly elections. After Swami Maurya's resignation, reports of him joining the Samajwadi Party have surfaced.
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav welcomed Swami Prasad Maurya saying warm welcome and greetings to the popular leader who fought for social justice and equality! There will be a change.
UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday quit BJP after resigning as a cabinet minister from the Yogi government. The former UP minister has joined Samajwadi Party ahead of high-stakes assembly elections beginning next month from February 10.
The minister's comment comes days after BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh Minister Swami Prasad Maurya lauded Jinnah saying that the contribution of the Pakistan's founder before partition cannot be ignored.
Maurya said that under CM Yogi’s leadership, the state has moved forward on the path of development.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Modi, BJP and its ideological mentor, the RSS, were trying to use triple talaq for electoral gains.
Maurya’s this remark prompted the All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) to demand his resignation.
Newly inducted BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya, once a close confidante of BSP supremo Mayawati, today alleged that the “BSP is diagnosed with the ‘bimari’ illness of money”.
While the country braces itself for much awaited Assembly Elections 2017, the epicenter of all the buzz remains Uttar Pradesh. The soaring high political fever has gripped this all-political state like never before – an