Swami Prasad Maurya Resign: National General Secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, Swami Prasad Maurya announced his resignation from the post on Tuesday. He has expressed his displeasure by sending a letter to party supremo Akhilesh Yadav. However, he will continue to be an MLC of SP. Voices were being raised against him within the party for the last few days. In his letter, Maurya has written that he will continue to work to strengthen the party even without the post. He has targeted some SP leaders. There has also been mention of obstruction in his work while he was the General Secretary. Let us tell you that Swami Prasad was earlier with Mayawati in Bahujan Samaj Party, but joined Samajwadi Party before the 2022 UP Assembly elections.
What did Maurya write in his resignation?
Swami Prasad Maurya wrote in the letter – Ever since I joined the Samajwadi Party, I have been continuously trying to increase the support base. I gave a slogan "Eighty-five is ours, there is division among 15 also.", Our great men had also drawn a similar line. Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar, creator of the Indian Constitution "Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaay" When we talked about Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, he said that "Socialists tied the knot, backward got sixty out of hundred", Martyr Jagdev Babu Kushwaha and Hon. Ramswaroop Verma ji had said "Ninety out of a hundred are exploited, ninety are ours."Similarly, the great leader of social change Kashiram Saheb also had the same slogan. "85 vs 15", But despite the party continuously neutralizing this slogan and filing the nominations and symbols of hundreds of candidates in the 2022 assembly elections, despite the sudden change of candidates, it was successful in increasing the support base of SP, the result of which was that SP had only There were 45 MLAs, but after the assembly elections 2022, this number increased to 110 MLAs.
Rath Yatra was suggested, but not implemented
Then without any demand you sent me to the Legislative Council and made me the National General Secretary. To strengthen the party, a suggestion was put before you last year that to conduct caste-wise census, to save reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, unemployment and rising inflation, problems of farmers and providing remunerative prices, saving democracy and the Constitution. , had proposed to take out Rath Yatra for a state-wide tour program to protest against the sale of the country’s national assets to private hands, on which you had said "This yatra will be taken out after Holi" Despite assurances, no positive results came. Then I continued the process of increasing the support base of the party in my own way. In this sequence, I awakened and cautioned the respect and self-respect of the tribals, Dalits and backward classes who had knowingly or unknowingly fallen into the BJP’s web and joined the BJP. Tried to bring it back.
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Small and big leaders of SP underestimated the efforts
This effort of mine was rejected by some junior and senior leaders of the party. "This is Maurya ji’s personal statement" Said and moved aside. I didn’t take it otherwise. Even when I attacked hypocrisy, hypocrisy and ostentation, the same people were again seen saying similar things. We do not regret this either, because in accordance with the instructions of the Indian Constitution, I am raising people with scientific thinking. I was engaged in the campaign to link myself with SP, even during this campaign, I received about two dozen threats and threats of shooting, murder, beheading with a sword, cutting my tongue, cutting off my nose and ears, cutting off my hands, etc. For this, contract was given to pay amount of Rs 51 crore, 51 lakh, 21 lakh, 11 lakh, 10 lakh etc. Many deadly attacks also took place, it is a matter of fact that every time I narrowly escaped. On the contrary, many FIRs were lodged against me by those in power, but without worrying about my safety, I continued the campaign.
How can a Secretary General’s statement be private?
Swami Prayas Maurya wrote – I was surprised when instead of remaining silent, the senior leaders of the party started trying to break the morale of the workers by quoting Maurya ji’s personal statement. I could not understand that I am a National General Secretary, whose statement is personal. Statements are made and there are some National General Secretaries and leaders of the party whose every statement becomes party’s. Among officials of the same level, how some make personal and some party’s statements is beyond understanding. The second thing is that due to my efforts, the inclination of tribals, Dalits and backward people has increased towards Samajwadi Party. The party’s increased support base and the efforts and statements to increase the support base are not from the party but are personal. If there is discrimination even in the post of National General Secretary, then there is no justification for me to continue in this post.