Keshav Prasad Maurya has been retained as the deputy chief minister in the Yogi Adityanath government while Akhilesh Yadav is serving as the leader of the opposition in the assembly.
Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Wednesday ridiculed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s advice to cross over with 100 BJP MLAs and become the chief minister, saying the SP leader was making “absurd comments” to remain in the news. Yadav had said on a television show that if Maurya takes a leaf out of what happened in Bihar, Samajwadi Party will support him.
“Akhilesh Yadav is behaving like a fish without water ever since he has been thrown out of power,” Maurya told reporters in Barabanki.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader claimed that 100 Samajwadi Party legislators are ready to jump ship but his party doesn’t need them.
“His 100 MLAs are ready to join the BJP but we don’t need to break his party because our government is running smoothly with full majority.”
“He is making such absurd comments to remain in the news. Akhilesh Yadav is not my well wisher but he is against the BJP and backwards,” Maurya alleged.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary slammed Akhilesh for his open offer and said the SP chief should worry about his “alliance his family, and his party because his MLAs are in touch with us.”