Mumbai: Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election there has been a huge blow for the BJP after six MLAs and three ministers resigned from the party amid signs of joining the Samajwadi Party. Also Read: Dara Singh Chauhan Becomes 2nd Minister To Quit BJP-Led UP Cabinet In 24 Hrs
In response to this, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday that resignation is not a big deal in Uttar Pradesh. Appreciating the Uttar Pradesh government, the Union Minister said that BJP is getting support from everywhere in the state. Also Read: UP Minister Swami Prasad Maurya Quits BJP, Joins Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party
Tomar said, “Resignation is not a big deal in Uttar Pradesh. BJP is getting support from everywhere in the state. People will bless us and BJP will be successful in forming government in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.” Also Read: Another Four BJP MLAs Are Leaving The Party Today: Sharad Pawar
Dharam Singh Saini on Thursday became the third minister who has resigned from the Yogi Adityanath government in the last three days. The ministers, in their resignation letters, have accused the BJP government of having a “moderate attitude” towards Dalits, farmers, unemployed youth and other backward classes. Also Read: Dharam Singh Saini Becomes 3rd Minister To Quit BJP-Led UP Cabinet
Saini, who is also from the OBC community, indicated that there would be more resignations of ministers and MLAs in the coming days and the process would continue till January 20.
With the resignation of Swami Prasad Maurya, the process of resignation started. Maurya, a prominent leader of the OBC community, had joined the BJP from the BSP. Dara Singh Chauhan had resigned from the post of the minister on Wednesday.
Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said.
The polls in the state will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7 in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.