Former BJP minister Dara Singh Chauhan formally joins SP, Akhilesh Yadav targets ex-IPS officer joining BJP
Chauhan was former Cabinet Minister in Yogi Adityanath ministry.
Lucknow: Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan, who had quit from his post in the state cabinet and BJP earlier this week, joined Samajwadi Party (SP) in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, on Sunday in Lucknow.
Upon Dara Singh Chauhan's joining the party, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Backward classes and Dalits have understood that it's BJP's strategy to privatize everything with time, and later jeopardize BR Ambedkar's Constitution and finish the reservation system. No one can lie more than this BJP CM."
On 2 February 2015, Dara Singh Chauhan joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Amit Shah in New Delhi, and soon he was made BJP OBC Morcha President. Chauhan was former Cabinet Minister in Yogi Adityanath ministry.
Akhilesh Yadav raised objections to former IPS officer's joining the BJP. Former IPS officer Asim Arun joined the BJP a day after taking voluntary retirement from service. Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP UP president Swatantra Dev Singh welcomed him into the party fold on Sunday.
Akhilesh Yadav said, "I will complain to the Election Commission to remove all officials who joined BJP with Asim Arun... Questions will arise on the EC if it doesn't probe the matter; we won't believe the EC is working fairly."