UP Polls: 7th BJP MLA, Mukesh Verma Quits Party

UP Polls: 7th BJP MLA, Mukesh Verma Quits Party

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January 13, 2022

A seventh BJP MLA and backward caste leader Mukesh Verma quit the BJP today as exits continued for the third day from Uttar Pradesh's ruling party less than a month before elections.

New Delhi, 13 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, Mukesh Verma posted his resignation on Twitter and surfaced at the home of Swami Prasad Maurya, who started the exodus. Mukesh Verma, an MLA from Firozabad in western Uttar Pradesh, is also an OBC (Other Backward Class) leader like Swami Prasad Maurya and four others who have quit the BJP in the last three days. "Nobody listens to us," Mr Verma told NDTV, refusing to reveal whether he was moving to the Samajwadi Party. His resignation letter, mirroring all the others before, blamed the party for neglecting backward castes in Uttar Pradesh. But he went a step further by calling Swami Prasad Maurya "the voice of the oppressed" and "our leader" in his letter.

Source - NDTV


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