New Delhi: On Monday, reports of former Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the national capital. As per reports, Maurya joined BJP in presence of party President Amit Shah and his supporters.
Arrangements for welcoming Maurya at BJP’s 11 Ashok Road Central Office were going on since morning. Reports are that after quitting BSP, Maurya was in touch with the BJP leaders and before taking the decision to join BJP, he had also called for a meet with his supporters. Also, news of him joining BJP has been doing rounds ever since he quit BSP. He was also in talks with UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav however he finally joined BJP.
Maurya quit BSP on June 22 and accused Mayawati of selling tickets and thereby cheating the Dalits. Also, Maurya who was the leader of the opposition in the UP assembly was considered at the OBC face of BSP.
Maurya joining BJP would be an additional benefit to the party as he would help woo the Kushwaha-Maurya electorate in the UP Polls. He would also help reach out the dissatisfied supporters of BSP.