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Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from senior Samajwadi Party post, alleges discrimination

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday announced that he will resign from the post of national general secretary of the party. In his resignation letter to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Swami Prasad Maurya said he would continue to work to strengthen the party without any charge.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Swami Prasad Maurya. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

“I could not understand how, as a national general secretary, any statement of mine becomes personal, while there are other general secretaries and national leaders whose statements become party statements. It is baffling how among officials of the same level, some statements are considered personal and others partisan,” Maurya expressed surprise at the lack of support from senior party leaders when he faced attacks from opposition parties.

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In particular, Swami Prasad Maurya has been known for making controversial statements regarding the Ramcharitmanas and the Ayodhya temple consecration ceremony.

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“If there is discrimination even in the position of National Secretary General, then I think there is no justification to continue in such a discriminatory and insignificant position,” he said.

Maurya also said that his proposal for Rath Yatra, a state-level yatra program to “save the Constitution and protest against the sale of the country’s national assets into private hands” failed to succeed.

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Maurya, a member of the state legislative council, had earlier switched from the BJP to the Samajwadi Party ahead of the 2022 elections. Though he contested the assembly elections from Fazilnagar, he did not emerge victorious.

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