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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.

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Nine of the elected candidates were from the BJP and four

UP Legislative Council polls: 9 BJP leaders including Keshav Prasad Maurya, 4 from SP elected MLCs

India | Jun 13, 2022, 08:10 PM IST

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.

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UP Police claims to arrest Swami Prasad Maurya's 'secy' for duping youth; ex-minister denies charge

India | Apr 21, 2022, 08:49 PM IST

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.  

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Fazilnagar Election Result 2022: Samajwadi Party’s Swami Prasad Maurya loses to BJP's Surendra Kumar

Elections | Mar 11, 2022, 04:38 PM IST

Fazilnagar Election Result: Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya loses to BJP's Surendra Kumar Kushwaha.

Swami Prasad Maurya says his convoy 'attacked' by BJP

Swami Prasad Maurya says his convoy 'attacked' by BJP workers, Akhilesh Yadav condemns incident

Elections | Mar 02, 2022, 07:42 AM IST

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.

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UP polls: SP denies Swami Prasad Maurya ticket from stronghold Padrauna, fields him from Fazilnagar

Elections | Feb 02, 2022, 01:20 PM IST

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.

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UP Polls: 'Unsatisfied souls', Yogi blasts Swami Maurya, ministers who quit BJP at Chunav Manch

Elections | Jan 29, 2022, 10:32 PM IST

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.

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Chunav Manch 2022: Will ensure BJP is shown the door in UP polls, says Swami Prasad Maurya

Elections | Jan 29, 2022, 10:24 PM IST

Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that BJP tries to Ayodhya's Ram Mandir is only for people of a 'particular' group from the Hindu community.

RPN Singh likely to join BJP, may contest against SP's

UP: RPN Singh quits Congress, to join BJP today; may contest against turncoat Swami Prasad

Elections | Jan 25, 2022, 02:12 PM IST

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.

Swami Prasad Maurya's son did not get ticket from Unchahar

Swami Prasad Maurya's son not included in Samajwadi Party's first list, may contest from THIS seat

Elections | Jan 24, 2022, 09:32 PM IST

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.

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UP Assembly Elections: Swami Prasad Maurya joins Samajwadi Party

Elections | Jan 14, 2022, 02:50 PM IST

The resignation of state Labour Minister Swami Prasad Maurya has come as a jolt to the ruling BJP in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

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A day after exit from BJP, arrest warrant against Swami Prasad Maurya over 2014 communal statement

Elections | Jan 12, 2022, 05:34 PM IST

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.

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In new twist, Swami Prasad Maurya's daughter claims her father has not joined any party yet

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 09:28 PM IST

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.

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes ex-UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes ex-UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya to his party, says more will follow

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 03:55 PM IST

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.

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Yogi cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns ahead of UP assembly elections 2022

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 03:13 PM IST

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.

Jinnah was enemy of nation, says Keshav Prasad Maurya

Jinnah was enemy of nation, no place for him here, says UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya

India | May 04, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

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.

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India TV Samvaad: Farmers’ prosperity is priority of UP govt, says Swami Prasad Maurya

India | Mar 14, 2018, 08:30 AM IST

Maurya said that under CM Yogi’s leadership, the state has moved forward on the path of development.

Modi has urged not to politicise the triple talaq

No one but Modi and BJP politicising triple talaq issue: Opposition

Politics | Apr 30, 2017, 08:06 AM IST

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Modi, BJP and its ideological mentor, the RSS, were trying to use triple talaq for electoral gains.

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Muslims choose triple talaq to satisfy their ‘lust’: UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya

Politics | Apr 29, 2017, 02:10 PM IST

Maurya’s this remark prompted the All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) to demand his resignation.

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Joined BJP to realise dreams of BR Ambedkar: Swami Prasad Maurya at Chunav Manch

Politics | Feb 04, 2017, 06:46 PM IST

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”.

India TV organises Chunav Manch conclave in Lucknow ahead

Chunav Manch: UP’s top leaders brainstorm on key issues

Politics | Feb 05, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

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

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