Former UP Minister Dara Singh Chauhan also joins SP, days after quitting BJP
Lucknow, January 16, 2022
Dara Singh Chauhan, the third Minister who had resigned from the BJP and the Yogi Adityanath government last week, joined the Samajwadi Party on Sunday.
Apna Dal MLA R. K. Varma also joined the party on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav urged the leaders to ensure that the BJP candidates forfeit their deposits in their constituencies.
"The BJP has been practising negative politics, promoting hatred and creating divisions. We will pursue the politics of development," he said.
Akhilesh also slammed "fake surveys" being published and added that the ground reality was much different to what was being portrayed.
He also announced that when his party comes to power, he will order caste census without delay.
Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, two other Ministers who had quit the Yogi Adityanath government and the BJP last week, had joined the SP last Friday along with some MLAs.