Maurya will replace Swatantra Dev Singh, who earlier resigned from the post, they said. ”Congratulations to Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on becoming the Leader of the House in the Legislative Council,” Singh said in a tweet.
Maurya’s election comes as the previous Leader of the House and state cabinet minister, Swatantra Dev Singh, resigned from the post, and also resigned from the Legislative Council.
Swatantra Dev Singh also resigned as Uttar Pradesh BJP chief last month just days after his term expired. Singh’s three-year tenure came to an end on July 16.
Singh resignation came days after his junior minister Dinesh Khatik resigned from the state council of ministers, complaining that officials did not listen to him or share any information about his ministry.