After Uttar Pradesh Labour minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from the Cabinet and the BJP on Tuesday, four other BJP MLAs in the state followed suit and quit the party.
This includes Tilhar MLA Roshan Lal Verma, Bilhaur MLA Bhagwati Prasad Sagar, Tindwari MLA Brajesh Prajapati and Bidhuni MLA Vinay Shakya.
Like Swami Prasad Maurya, Roshan Lal Verma too has decided to join the Samajwadi Party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election to be held in February and March this year.
"Complaints made for five years were not heard, due to which this decision had to be taken," Roshan Lal Verma said.
Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya posted his resignation letter on Twitter on Tuesday. In his letter, he alleged negligence towards Dalits, farmers, small and medium scale businesses and unemployed youths by the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
दलितों, पिछड़ों, किसानों, बेरोजगार नौजवानों एवं छोटे-लघु एवं मध्यम श्रेणी के व्यापारियों की घोर उपेक्षात्मक रवैये के कारण उत्तर प्रदेश के योगी मंत्रिमंडल से इस्तीफा देता हूं। pic.twitter.com/ubw4oKMK7t— Swami Prasad Maurya (@SwamiPMaurya) January 11, 2022