UP Cabinet minister, 3 BJP MLAs resign, may join Samajwadi Party

Defections from across parties gaining traction as Assembly elections approach

Swami Prasad Maurya, akhilesh yadav

Former UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya (left) with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, in Lucknow on Tuesday (Photo: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Minister Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday resigned from the state Cabinet and called upon Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.

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First Published: Jan 12 2022 | 0:01 AM IST

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