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UP's new DY CMs, Keshav Maurya & Dinesh Sharma: Perfect foil to each other

Phoolpur MP Maurya, an MBC, is credited with bringing the backward classes closer to the BJP camp

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Keshav Prasad Maurya, BJP
Keshav Prasad Maurya

Bharatiya Janata Party chief and two-time Lucknow Mayor — chosen as new Deputy Chief Ministers on Saturday — are a perfect foil to each other.

Phoolpur MP Maurya, a Most Backward Class, is credited with bringing the backward classes closer to the camp.

Admired for his organisational skills and quiet working style, the state unit chief lost out due to certain cases pending against him.

The parliamentarian is a favourite of Bharatiya Janata Party workers not only due to his infectious smile but also for being one who does not mince words while siding with workers or taking on opponents.

Dinesh Sharma, a professor at Lucknow University, is a perfect foil to Maurya. He is a quiet worker, admired by both Hindus and Muslims in the state capital.

Appointed the National Vice-President and given charge on increasing membership of the party in Uttar Pradesh, he endeared himself to top party brass, Prime Minister and chief Amit Shah, by his relentless hard work and amiable style of working.

His long track record in the also helped him sail through. His Brahmin credentials helped him bag the Deputy CM's post as the tried to balance equations in the complex caste matrix of

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 10:50 IST