Mumbai: Dara Singh Chauhan, who resigned from Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet on Wednesday, has joined the Samajwadi Party, former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav tweeted.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav posted a tweet welcoming the former BJP leader welcoming to his party.
‘Hearty welcome and greetings to Shri Dara Singh Chouhan ji to SP, the relentless fighter of the struggle for ‘social justice”, Akhilesh Yadav posted on Twitter.
He added, ‘Respect everyone~ space for everyone’, indicating that SP is open for any politician looking for shifting loyalties.
‘सामाजिक न्याय’ के संघर्ष के अनवरत सेनानी श्री दारा सिंह चौहान जी का सपा में ससम्मान हार्दिक स्वागत एवं अभिनंदन!
सपा व उसके सहयोगी दल एकजुट होकर समता-समानता के आंदोलन को चरम पर ले जाएँगे… भेदभाव मिटाएँगे! ये हमारा समेकित संकल्प है!
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) January 12, 2022
Dara Singh Chauhan, who is handling the Forest and Environment Department, has written his resignation to the Governor this afternoon. Dara Singh Chauhan was serving as the Minister of Forest and Environment in the UP government.
In his resignation letter, he has accused the BJP-led Government of neglecting the issues of Dalits, members of the backward castes, farmers and the unemployed youth. Chauhan’s resignation comes a day after Senior Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from his post accusing the party of similar reasons.