Another UP Minister, Dara Singh Chauhan, Resigns Ahead Of 2022 Assembly Polls

Uttar Pradesh minister Dara Singh Chauhan on Wednesday resigned from the post.

Updated: January 12, 2022 6:08 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

Another UP Minister, Dara Singh Chauhan, Resigns Ahead Of 2022 Assembly Polls
Dara Singh Chauhan is the second minister in Uttar Pradesh to quit from the Yogi Adityanath-led cabinet in the state. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh minister Dara Singh Chauhan on Wednesday resigned from the post. He is the second minister in Uttar Pradesh to quit the Yogi Adityanath-led cabinet in the state ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.

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In his resignation letter to the Governor, Dara Singh Chauhan said that the Yogi government had failed to address the aspirations of Dalits, OBCs, and weaker sections of society and was apathetic towards the problems of the youth. He further said that the government was mishandling reservations for Dalits.

“BJP formed govt with the support of Dalits, backward communities but didn’t serve them well, which is why I resigned. Next step would be to hold discussions with my society people and then take a call for future course of action,” Dara Singh Chauhan told reporters moments after resigning from his post.

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes Dara Singh Chauhan

Moments after Dara Singh Chouhan announced his resignation, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav welcomed the former UP minister and posted a photo with him. “Hearty welcome and greetings to Shri Dara Singh Chouhan ji, the relentless fighter of the struggle for ‘social justice’! The SP and its allies will unite and take the movement of equality and equality to the extreme… Eliminate discrimination! This is our collective resolve! Respect everyone~ space for everyone! #MelaHobe,” Akhilesh Yadav tweeted.

How BJP reacted

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya put out a tweet for Dara Singh Chouhan and urged him to reconsider the decision. “It hurts if any member of the family goes astray, I would only urge the respected gentlemen that they will be harmed by riding on a sinking boat. Big brother Shri Dara Singh ji, you should reconsider your decision,” Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted.

Dara Singh Chauhan, who held the Environment and Forest portfolio, is a former BSP MP who joined the BJP in 2015. He was elected from Mau and belongs to the OBCs. Chauhan’s resignation is yet another in the growing list of resignations in the Uttar Pradesh BJP. So far, six MLAs, including Swami Prasad Maurya, have stepped down from the party.

Former UP BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who had resigned on Tuesday, setting off a political storm said he will be joining Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) on January 14. “If they were cautious on time and worked on public issues, then BJP would not have to face this,” Maurya told reporters on Wednesday.

Swami Prasad Maurya said that his resignation had set off a storm in the BJP and had shaken the party. Maurya and three other MLAs-Roshan Lal Verma, Brijesh Prajapati and Bhagwati Sagar announced their resignations on Tuesday (January 11). In his resignation letter addressed to Governor Anandiben Patel, Maurya, a powerful OBC (Other Backward Class) leader and five-time MLA said that he was upset at the sidelining of Dalits and weaker sections of society.

“Due to the attitude of gross neglect towards Dalits, backward, farmers, unemployed youth and small and medium-sized traders, I am resigning from the council of ministers of Yogi (Adityanath) of UP,” Maurya tweeted.

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Published Date: January 12, 2022 4:01 PM IST

Updated Date: January 12, 2022 6:08 PM IST