Keshav Prasad Maurya
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya in 2017
Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
19 March 2017
Serving with Dinesh Sharma
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Preceded byNarain Singh
Cabinet Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
23 March 2017
MinisterPublic works, food processing, entertainment tax, public enterprises
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
Assumed office
9 September 2017
ConstituencyLegislative Assembly
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 21 September 2017
Preceded byKapil Muni Karwariya
Succeeded byNagendra Pratap Singh Patel
ConstituencyPhulpur
Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
2012–2014
Preceded byWachaspati
Succeeded byWachaspati
ConstituencySirathu
Personal details
Born (1969-05-07) 7 May 1969 (age 52)
Sirathu, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidencePrayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
OccupationBusinessman, politician
Websitekeshavprasadmaurya.com
As of 17 December,, 2016
Source: [1]
Sharma, in the right, with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Venkaiah Naidu in 2017
Sharma, in the right, with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Venkaiah Naidu in 2017

Keshav Prasad Maurya (born 7 May 1969) is the deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and contested the 2014 Indian general elections from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj district and won it.

Life

On 8 April 2016, on the first day of Chaitra, he was appointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party chief of Uttar Pradesh.[1] A member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.[1] Born in 1969, in Sirathu in Kausambhi district, adjoining Allahabad, Maurya went on to study Hindi Literature at the Hindu Sahitya Sammelan in Allahabad.[2]

Political career

Maurya has been associated with the RSS and the VHP-Bajrang Dal from an early age, holding the posts of Nagar Karyawah and VHP Pranth Sanghathan Mantri, among others. While being active in the gauraksha (cow-protection) movements. He also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. In the BJP, Maurya has been the regional (Kashi) coordinator of the backward class cell and the BJP Kisan Morcha.[1] He has contested the 2002, 2007 and 2012 assembly elections and was the sitting MLA from Sirathu assembly constituency before getting elected as MP from the Phulpur seat in 2014 with a thumping five lakh votes and over 52 per cent votes.[2] On 18 March 2017, he was appointed as the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.[3]

He became the first MLA of BJP from Sirathu Tahseel in the year 2012. It was the first time when any MLA of BJP was elected from Sirathu Tahseel. And after two and half-year he became the MP from Phoolpur from BJP. He got the ministries of public works department (PWD), food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Rashid, Omar (8 April 2016). "Keshav Prasad Maurya: 'Gareebi, Sangh aur OBC'". The Hindu.
  2. ^ a b "Biography :Keshav Prasad Maurya". OneIndia.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Keshav Prasad Maurya, the deputy CM rewarded for BJP win in UP". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "CM Yogi Adityanath keeps home, revenue: UP portfolio allocation highlights", Hindustan Times, 22 March 2017
  5. ^ "Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath allocates portfolios, keeps home", Live Mint, 23 March 2017
Lok Sabha Preceded byKapil Muni Karwariya Member of Parliamentfor Phulpur 2014–2017 Succeeded byNagendra Pratap Singh Patel