The Sultanpur MP-MLA court has issued an arrest warrant against former BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who resigned from the UP cabinet on Tuesday.
He had been accused of stoking communal feelings when he was in the BSP, seven years ago.
Maurya has been asked to appear in court on January 24.
When asked, Maurya laughed off the development saying, “All this and much more will happen now.”
Maurya, who recently quit the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, will join the Samajwadi Party on January 14. In a conversation with ANI, Swami Prasad Maurya told ANI, “I will be joining the Samajwadi Party on 14th January. I have not received calls from any small or big politician. If they were cautious on time and worked on public issues, then BJP would not have faced this.”